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Last Updated: 16.36, 23 June 2017
Tue, 27 Jun
  • 16.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint)

    Diversification of the Tillage Sector in Ireland [Representatives from Teagasc]

  • 16.00

    CR2, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Education and Skills (Joint)

    Private Meeting

  • 17.00

    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh)

    An Scrúdú Cainte mar chuid lárnach den Teastas Sóisearach [Coláiste Phobail Cholmcille, Príomhoide Máire Clár Nic Mhathúna Uasal]

  • 09.00

    CR4, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint)

    Private Meeting

  • 09.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Public Accounts

    Session A : 9 am Examination of Matters arising from Interim Report of AGS Internal Audit Unit on Financial Procedures at the Garda College Templemore (to resume at 3 p.m) [Representatives from An Garda Síochána] Session B: 3 pm Examination of Matters arising from Interim Report of AGS Internal Audit Unit on Financial Procedures at the Garda College Templemore (resumed) [Representatives from An Garda Síochána]

  • 09.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Children and Youth Affairs (Joint)

    (i) Session A: 9 a.m. The Seanad Public Consultation Committee's work on Children's Mental Health [Senator Joan Freeman, Mr. Gareth Nobel, Children's Law Specialist and Mr. Peter Hughes, General Secretary, Psychiatric Nurses Association] (ii) Session B: 10 a.m. Issues arising in foster care services in Ireland (resumed) [Representatives from TUSLA]

  • 09.00

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Justice and Equality (Joint)

    (i) Pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of Data Protection Bill 2017 Session A: 9 a.m. [Officials from the Department of Justice and Equality] Session B: 10 a.m. [Data Protection Commissioner] (ii) 11.30 a.m. Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposal Com (2017) 252 [Officials from the Department of Justice and Equality]

  • 13.30

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Health (Joint)

    Session A: 1.30 p.m. The processes and criteria used when evaluating "Orphan Drugs" [Representatives from the Health Service Executive; and the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics]; and Session B: 3.30 p.m. Funding of ‘Orphan Drugs’ [Representatives from Alpha One Foundation; and Muscular Dystrophy Ireland]

  • 13.30

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Public Petitions (Joint)

    Discontinued Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Schemes,[Minister of State for Disability Issues]

  • 14.00

    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Budgetary Oversight

    Review of Corporation tax receipts for 2015 and an examination of the stability of the corporation tax base [Officials from the Department of Finance and the Revenue Commissioners]

  • 15.00

    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Budgetary Oversight

    Review of Corporation tax receipts for 2015 and an examination of the stability of the corporation tax base [Officials from the Department of Finance and the Revenue Commissioners]

  • 09.00

    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Public Accounts

    (i) Business of the Committee (ii) HSE Financial Statements 2015 & 2016 and (iii) Clarification on Matters relating to the Meeting of 2 February 2016 [Officials from the Health Service Executive]

  • 09.30

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint)

    Matters relating to the Banking Sector in Ireland [Mr. Jeremy Masding, PTSB]

  • 10.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Seanad Select)

    Private Meeting

  • 10.30

    Room 2, LH - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Dáil Business

    Private Meeting

  • 10.30

    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Social Protection (Joint)

    Pensions Schemes [Representatives from the Pensions Authority, Pension Equality and Ibec]

  • 11.30

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select)

    National Shared Services Office Bill 2016 [Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform]

  • 14.00

    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Select)

    Hallmarking (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Minister for Enterprise and Innovation]

  • 14.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint)

    Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness - Third Quarterly Progress Report [Officials from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government ]

  • 14.15

    CR2, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint)

    Private Meeting

  • 15.00

    CR2, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint)

    Private Meeting

  • 09.00

    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Public Accounts

    Examination of Matters arising from the Interim Report of AGS Internal Audit Unit on Financial Procedures at the Garda College Templemore (resumed) Session A: 9 a.m. [Commissioner of An Garda Síochána] Session B: 7 p.m. [The Policing Authority & the Department of Justice and Equality] (note: The Committee on Budgetary Oversight is scheduled to meet in this room between 4 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. - see separate entry for details)

  • 14.00

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint)

    Engagement on aspects of the Irish Mortgage Market Session A: 2 pm - Report on Options for Ireland's Mortgage Market [Ms. Isolde Goggin, Chairperson, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission]; and Session B: 3 pm - Distressed Mortgages - Legislative Proposal [Mr. Brian O’Reilly, RIGHT2HOMES]

  • 16.00

    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Budgetary Oversight

    The Fiscal Assessment Report [Representatives from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC)]

  • 16.00

    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint)

    Issues concerning the Sea-Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 and domestic aspects of fish quota allocations within the Irish fishing industry [Representatives from the Irish Fish Producers Organisations and the National Inshore Fisheries Forum]

  • 16.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint)

    Private Meeting

  • 17.00

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint)

    Decarbonising Transport – the key role of alternative fuels and technologies, including Electric Vehicles Session A: [Officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; representatives from the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland), CER (Commission for Energy Regulation), ESB (Electricity Supply Board), SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry), IRHA (Irish Road Haulage Association), and IEVOA (EV Owners Ireland)] Session B: Oversight of CER (Commission for Energy Regulation) [Commissioners from CER]

  • 09.00

    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Children and Youth Affairs (Joint)

    Issues arising in foster care services in Ireland (resumed) [Representatives from TUSLA]

  • 09.00

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Justice and Equality (Joint)

    Pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of Data Protection Bill 2017 (resumed) [Mr.Denis Kelleher, barrister and author]

  • 09.30

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint)

    The Impact of Short Term Lettings on Ireland’s Housing & Rental Market Session A: [Officials from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government and Representatives from Dublin City Council ] Session B: [Representatives from Focus Ireland, Simon Community and the Peter McVerry Trust]

  • 10.00

    CR4, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint)

    Private Meeting

  • 11.15

    CR2, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Seanad Select)

    Private Meeting

  • 14.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: European Union Affairs (Joint)

    White Paper on the Future of Europe [Mr. Gerry Kiely, Head of Representation, European Commission Representation in Ireland]

  • 14.15

    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Joint)

    The work of the Western Development Commission in sustaining viable rural communities [Paddy McGuiness, Chairman, Western Development Commission] Coimisiún Forbartha an Iarthair; an Obair atá ar siúl chun Pobal tuaithe inmharthana a chaomhnú [Paddy McGuinness, Cathaoirleach, Coimisiún Forbartha an Iarthair ]

  • 09.00

    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Health (Select)

    Mental Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2017 [PMB] [Mr. James Browne, T.D.]

  • 09.00

    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Public Accounts

    (i) Business of the Committee; (ii) Matters relating to the Financial Accounts of the Third Level Sector [Officials from University of Limerick, University College Cork, Dublin Institute of Technology and Cork Institute of Technology]

  • 10.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint)

    The situation in Ukraine [Mrs. Olena Shaloput, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Ukraine]

  • 10.30

    Room 2, LH - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Dáil Business

    Private Meeting

  • 11.15

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select)

    National Shared Services Office Bill 2016 [Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform]

  • 14.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint)

    Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness - Third Quarterly Progress Report and Emergency Accommodation [ Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government and Officials from the Department]

  • 14.30

    Seanad Chamber - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Seanad Select)

    Implications of the UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union for relations between the State and Northern Ireland [The Lord Alderdice]

  • 11.00

    CR3, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Public Accounts

    Private Meeting

  • 11.30

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint)

    Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness - Third Quarterly Progress Report and Emergency Accommodation (Resumed) [ Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government and Officials from the Department]

  • 15.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint)

    (i) 2015 Annual Report of the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority [Representatives from the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority] and (ii) Issues concerning the Sea-Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Mr. Paul Barlow, Woodstown Bay Shellfish Ltd, Mr. Gerard Kelly, Fresco Seafoods Ltd and Tardrum Fisheries Ltd, Mr Michael Crowley, Riverbank Mussels Ltd and Mr Alex McCarthy, Alex McCarthy Shellfish]

  • 16.00

    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint)

    Detailed Scrutiny of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016 [PMB][Mr. Thomas Pringle T.D.] Session A.: Mr Thomas Pringle TD, Mr. Kingsmill Bond, New Energy Analyst and Trócaire Representatives Session B: Irish Strategic Investment Fund Representatives (ISIF) and Dr. Paul Deane, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork Session C: Mr Michael D'Arcy T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance

  • 16.00

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Education and Skills (Joint)

    Review of the adequacy of training and supports available to providers of special needs education and education in DEIS schools [Dr. Áine Hyland, Emeritus Professor of Education at University College Cork and representatives from Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO); Marino Institute of Education; National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education (NABMSE); National Council for Special Education (NCSE); Scoil an Naomh Uilig and St. Anne's Special School]

  • 17.00

    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh)

    An Scrúdú Cainte mar chuid lárnach den Teastas Sóisearach [Oifigigh ón Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna]

  • 09.00

    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint)

    Engagement with Dr. Declan Bedford, Chairman Designate, Medical Bureau of Road Safety (MBRS).

  • 09.00

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Justice and Equality (Select)

    Mediation Bill 2017 [Minister for Justice and Equality]

  • 09.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Children and Youth Affairs (Joint)

    Session A: The Seanad Public Consultation Committee's work on Children's Mental Health [Senator Joan Freeman, Mr. Gareth Noble, Children's Law Specialist and Mr Peter Hughes, General Secretary, Psychiatric Nurses Association] Session B: Issues arising from the Audit of the exercise by An Garda Síochána of the Provisions of Section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991 [Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection]

  • 10.00

    Room A, LH2000 - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Seanad Select)

    Private Meeting

  • 10.30

    Room 2, LH - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Dáil Reform (Sub)

    Private Meeting

  • 13.30

    CR3, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Health (Joint)

    Quarterly Update on Health Issues [Mr. Simon Harris, T.D., Minister for Health and Officials from the Department of Health; and Mr. Tony O’Brien, Director General and Representatives from the Health Service Executive]

  • 13.30

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint)

    The Impact of Short Term Lettings on Ireland’s Housing & Rental Market (resumed) Session A: 1.30p.m. [Dr. Ronan Lyons, Assistant Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin and Representatives from Threshold.] Session B: 2.30p.m. [Representatives from Airbnb]

  • 13.30

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Public Petitions (Joint)

    Public Petition No P000013/17-Make the new English Junior Cert Exam fairer by adding thirty extra minutes [Official from the State Examination Commission and representatives from the Department of Education and Skills]

  • 16.30

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Education and Skills (Select)

    Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 [Minister for Education and Skills]

  • 10.00

    CR3, LH 2000 (a) 10 a.m. (T) (b) 10.30 a.m. (P) - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Public Accounts

    (a) 10 a.m. Business of the Committee; (b) 10.30 a.m. Private Session

  • 10.00

    Seanad Chamber - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Seanad Public Consultation

    Public Consultation on Children's Mental Health Services in Ireland. Session A: 10 a.m- User Experiences Session B: 2 p.m - Advocacy / Service Providers

  • 10.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Budgetary Oversight

    Capital Investment [Representatives from the European Investment Bank]

  • 10.00

    CR2, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select)

    Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 [Mr Michael D'Arcy T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance]

  • 10.00

    CR4, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Social Protection (Joint)

    Pensions schemes (resumed) [Representatives from Active Retirement Ireland, ICTU and the National Women's Council]

  • 10.30

    Room 2, LH - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Dáil Business

    Private Meeting

  • 14.00

    CR4, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Seanad Select)

    Private Meeting

  • 14.15

    CR2, LH 2000 - (P) Private Meeting

    Committee Meeting: Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint)

    Private Meeting

  • 15.00

    CR1, LH 2000 - (T) To be televised

    Committee Meeting: Justice and Equality (Select)

    Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] [Minister for Justice and Equality]