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Dáil Éireann Order of Business, Tuesday to Thursday, 23 - 25 January 2018


Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh (Rapporteur)

Announcement of Business for the Week:

Tuesday’s business shall be Item 10, 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); Item 30, Technological Universities Bill 2015 Report and Final Stage (resumed); Item 5, Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage; and Item 31, Statements re. Report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (resumed).  Private Members Business shall be Item 48, Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018 Second Stage, selected by the Social Democrats-Green Party group.

Wednesday’s business shall be Item 30, Technological Universities Bill 2015 Report and Final Stage (resumed) and Item 5, Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage. Private Members Business shall be Item 169, Motion re. Shortage of Teachers, selected by Fianna Fáil.     

Thursday’s business shall be Item 11, Motion re. Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (back from Committee); Item 12, Motion re. Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018 (back from Committee); Item 13, Motion re. Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2018 (back from Committee); Item 1, Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] All Stages; Item 5, Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage and Item 31, Statements re. Report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (resumed, if not previously concluded).

Announcement of Proposed Arrangements for this week’s business:

In relation to Tuesday’s business, it is proposed that –
1.The 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) shall be taken without debate;
2.Second Stage of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018 shall conclude within two hours;
3.The Dáil shall sit later than 10.00 p.m. and shall adjourn not later than 11.00 p.m.; and
4.The Statements re. Report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (resumed) shall commence on the conclusion of Private Members’ Business, and the order shall not resume thereafter.

In relation to Wednesday’s business, it is proposed that there shall be no Oral Taoiseach’s Questions and the Sos in accordance with Standing Order 25(1) shall take place on the conclusion of Questions on Promised Legislation.

In relation to Thursday’s business, it is proposed that:
1.The Motion re. Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (back from Committee); Motion re. Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018 (back from Committee) and Motion re. Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2018 (back from Committee) shall be taken without debate;
2.The proceedings on Second Stage of the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 2 hours and 20 minutes and any division demanded on the conclusion of Second Stage shall be taken immediately. The speech of a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead shall not exceed 10 minutes each. All other members shall have 5 minutes each with a 5 minute response from the Minister or Minister of State and all members may share time. The proceedings on Committee and Remaining Stages shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 30 minutes by one Question, which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Minister for Justice and Equality;
3.The Statements re. Report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (resumed, if not previously concluded) shall commence at 5.00 p.m., if not previously concluded, or on the conclusion of proceedings on the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017, whichever is the later, and the order shall not resume thereafter;
4.No Private Members’ Bill shall be taken under Standing Order 140A and no Committee Report shall be taken under Standing Order 91(2); and
5.The Dáil shall sit later than 7.48 p.m. and Topical Issues shall commence not later than 8.00 p.m.  The Dáil shall adjourn on the conclusion of Topical Issues.