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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas 22 - 26 January 2018

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Last updated Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 15.10

The start times indicated in this schedule are based, in part, on the expected end time of preceding items of business. In the event items of business conclude earlier or later than expected, the start times for subsequent business may be affected.


Tuesday 23 January 2018


Dáil Éireann

2.00 p.m.   Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, RIG) (32 mins)

2.32 p.m.   Order of Business (30 mins)

3.02 p.m.   Taoiseach’s Questions (45 mins)

3.47 p.m.   P.Q.s: Oral – Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (90 mins)

5.17 p.m.   Topical Issues (48 mins)
Private Notice Question (if any)

6.05 p.m.   Government Business: (115 mins)
Motion re. Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann for a Directive 2013/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (recast) (back from Committee) (Department of Justice and Equality) (8 x 5 minute slots)
Technological Universities Bill 2015 - Report and Final Stage (resumed) (Department of Education and Skills)
Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

8.00 p.m.   Private Members Business (Social Democrats-Green Party): (120 mins)
Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018 - Second Stage

10.00 p.m.  Government Business: (60 mins)
Statements re. Report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (resumed)

11.00 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.   Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m.   Order of Business

4.45 p.m.   Motion regarding EU (recast) Reception Conditions Directive (2013/33/EU) – Back from Committee (Department of Justice & Equality)

6.00 p.m.   Private Members Business: Life Saving Equipment Bill 2017 – Second Stage (Senators Paul Daly, Robbie Gallagher, Keith Swanick, Diarmuid Wilson)


Committee Meetings

Housing, Planning and Local Government (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: Consideration of Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018
[Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government]

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 11.30 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Detailed Scrutiny of Waste Reduction Bill 2017 [PMB] [Deputies Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin, Bill sponsors] [Representatives from Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association]
(ii) Meeting Ireland’s targets under the 2020 Climate & Energy Package [Officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and representatives from National Offshore Wind Association; SSE Ireland; Tipperary Energy Agency]

Justice and Equality (Select) CR2, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017 (resumed) [Minister for Justice and Equality]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 3.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Roles, responsibilities and key programmes of Bord Bia in addressing topical Irish and global issues [Chief Executive Officer and Director of Quality Assurance and Origin Green from Bord Bia]

Education and Skills (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Progress made regarding resolution of the Tracker Mortgage Redress issue (resumed) [Mr. Bernard Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Allied Irish Banks]

An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh) CR4, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Úsáid na Gaeilge i dTithe an Oireachtais [Peter Finnegan Uasal, Ard Rúnaí, Seirbhís Thithe an Oireachtais]


Wednesday 24 January 2018


Dáil Éireann

10.30 a.m.  P.Q.s: Oral – Minister for Defence (90 mins)

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, I4C) (32 mins)

12.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (30 mins)

1.02 p.m.   SOS (60 mins)

2.02 p.m.   Topical Issues (48 mins)
Private Notice Question (if any)

2.50 p.m.   Private Members’ Business (Fianna Fáil): Motion re. Shortage of Teachers (120 mins)

4.50 p.m.   Government Business: (5 hrs 25 mins)
Technological Universities Bill 2015 - Report and Final Stage (resumed) (Department of Education and Skills)
Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation)
Statements re. Report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (resumed)

10.15 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

10.30 a.m.  Commencement Matters

11.30 a.m.  Order of Business

12:45 p.m.  Statements on Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture (Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

3.00 p.m.   Statements on Agriculture (Minister for Agriculture, food and the Marine)

5.00 p.m.   Private Members Business: National Minimum Wage (Protection of Employee Tips) Bill 2017 – Second Stage (Senators Paul Gavan, Fintan Warfield)


Committee Meetings 

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: The implications of Brexit for the Health Sector (resumed) [Officials from the Department of Health]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Detailed Scrutiny of Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 [PMB] [Equality and Rights Alliance and IBEC]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Unopened motorway service stops; (ii) Reduction in the budget for maintaining national roads and (iii) Tolling issues (M1). [Representatives of Transport Infrastructure Ireland]

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) The August 2017 Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Inspection Report on Oberstown Children Detention Campus [Minister for Children and Youth Affairs]
(ii) Update on the Affordable Childcare Scheme and related matters. [Minister for Children and Youth Affairs]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 12.15 p.m.
AGENDA: European Court of Auditors' Special Reports on 'Rural Development Programming' and 'EU Support to Young Farmers' Roles’ [Mr. Kevin Cardiff and Mr. Janusz Wojciechowski, Members of the European Court of Auditors]

Future of Mental Health Care (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Primary Care, Recruitment and Funding in Mental Health Services (resumed) [Representatives from the Community Healthcare Organisations - Areas 7,8 & 9]

Public Petitions (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Public Petitions received

Budgetary Oversight CR2, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 3 p.m.
AGENDA: European Court of Auditors Annual Report 2016  and the European Union’s use of public funds. [Mr. Kevin Cardiff, Member of the European Court of Auditors]


Thursday 25 January 2018


Dáil Éireann

10.30 a.m.  P.Q.s: Oral – Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (90 mins)

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, SOL-PBP) (32 mins)

12.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (15 mins)

12.47 p.m.  Motions with debate (8 x 5 minutes): (40 mins)
Motion re. Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (back from Committee) (Department of Housing Planning and Local Government)
Motion re. Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018 (back from Committee) (Department of Housing Planning and Local Government)
Motion re. Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2018 (back from Committee) (Department of Housing Planning and Local Government)

1.27 p.m.  Weekly divisions (43 mins)

2.10 p.m.   SOS (40 mins)

2.50 p.m.   Government Business: (5 hrs 50 mins)
Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - All Stages (Department of Justice and Equality) (to conclude within 2 hours 50 minutes)
Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation)
Statements re. Report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (resumed, if not previously concluded) (to commence not later than 5.40 p.m.)

8.40 p.m.  Topical Issues (48 mins)
Private Notice Question (if any) immediately following Topical Issues

9.28 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m.  Commencement Matters  

11.30 a.m.  Order of Business
Motions regarding Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018, Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018 and Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2018 - Back from Committee without debate (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)

12.45 p.m.  Statements on Mandatory Reporting (Minister for Children and Youth Affairs)

2.00 p.m.   Statements on the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly (Committee D) Report on Childhood Obesity (Department of Health)


Committee Meetings 

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: 9.00 a.m. (i) Business of the Committee
(ii) C&AG Report 2016
Chapter 11: The National Property Revaluation Programme
Appropriation Accounts 2016
Vote 16: Valuation Office
[Officials from the Valuation Office and The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government]
2.30 p.m. Private Session

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals: Schedule A: (Priority Proposals) - COM(2017)706 [Administrative Cooperation in the field of Value Added Tax], COM(2017)792 [Date of application of Member States’ Transposition Measures] COM(2017)824 [Strengthening fiscal responsibility and the medium-term budgetary orientation in the Member States], COM(2017)825 [Financial Envelope of the Structural Reform Support Programme and general objective], and COM(2017)826 [Support to Structural Reforms in Member States]; and Schedule B: (Non-Priority Proposals) - COM(2017)593, 659, 666 and 724; and
(ii) Draft Report on the Proposal for a Council Directive on a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB)[Mr Alain Lamassoure MEP]; and Draft Report on the proposal for a Council Directive on a Common Corporate Tax Base (CCTB)[Mr Paul Tang MEP]

Housing, Planning and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals: Schedule A: COM (2017) 772 on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism
(ii) Update on Rebuilding IrelandAction Plan for Housing and Homelessness
[Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government].

Dáil Business R160 5-Storey Block 10.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 10.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Labour activation (resumed)[Dr. Mary Murphy, NUI Maynooth]

Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 2.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Legacy Issues (resumed) [Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains: Mr. Frank Murray, co-Commissioner; Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, co-Commissioner; Mr. Geoff Knupfer, Senior Investigator]


Report Launch

Periodic Report September - October 2017
Public Accounts Committee, Audio Visual Room, LH2000 on Tuesday 23 January  at 12 noon.

Safe As Houses? A Report on Building Standards, Building Controls & Consumer Protection.
Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government, Audio Visual Room, LH2000 on Wednesday 24 January at 9.30am


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Technological Universities Bill 2015
Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017
Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB]

Dáil Wednesday
Technological Universities Bill 2015
Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017

Dáil Thursday
Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]
Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017



Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Life Saving Equipment Bill 2017

Seanad Wednesday
National Minimum Wage (Protection of Employee Tips) Bill 2017

Seanad Thursday

Committees

Committees Tuesday
Waste Reduction Bill 2017 [PMB]
Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017

Committees Wednesday
Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 [PMB]

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 29 January 2018

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Planning and Development (amendment) Bill 2016 – Report and Final Stages (resumed)
All business to be confirmed

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 30 January 2018: Sinn Féin - Motion re. Irish language
Wednesday 31 January 2018: Labour Party – a Housing Bill yet to be published

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 1 FEBRUARY 2018
Island Fisheries (Heritage Licence) Bill 2017 Second Stage (Deputies Martin Kenny, Martin Ferris and Pearse Doherty)


Bills due for Committee Consideration

Note: this list is provisional

Week commencing 29 January 2018

No Bills Scheduled

Week commencing 5 February 2018

No Bills Scheduled


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