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 Header Item Leaders' Questions (Continued)
 Header Item Visit of United Nations Delegate
 Header Item Order of Business

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 970 No. 7

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(Speaker Continuing)

[The Taoiseach: Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar] I am afraid that some actors in this area are doing that. It might not be their intention but they are doing it.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Before proceeding, I wish to join with Deputy McDonald in acknowledging the presence in the Public Gallery of Mr. Paddy Agnew, who is here with his wife. He was elected a Deputy for Louth in 1981 while he was still serving in the Maze Prison. Tá fíorchaoinn fáilte roimh an beirt agaibh.

Visit of United Nations Delegate

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl I also wish to extend a warm welcome on Members' behalf to Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Mr. Kituyi, of Kenya, is on a short visit to Ireland. We hope that he enjoys and finds his visit here useful and that it is beneficial to both of us.

Order of Business

Deputy Michael Harty: Information on Michael Harty Zoom on Michael Harty Today’s business shall be No. 8, motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the draft Commission of Investigation (Response to complaints or allegations of child sexual abuse made against Bill Kenneally and related matters) Order 2018; No. 23, Childcare Support Bill 2017 - amendments from the Seanad, resumed; and No. 24, Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages.

Private Members’ business shall be No. 190, motion re special needs assistants, selected by the Rural Independent Group.

Wednesday’s business shall be No. 9, motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the terms of the agreement between the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere and Ireland, back from committee; No. 10, motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules facilitating the use of financial and other information for the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of certain criminal offences and repealing Council Decision 2000/642/JHA, back from committee; No. 25, pre-European Council statements; No. 26, Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Report and Final Stages, resumed; No. 23, Childcare Support Bill 2017, amendments from the Seanad, resumed, if not previously concluded; No. 24, Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - Report and Final Stages, resumed, if not previously concluded; and No. 27, Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 introduced by Deputy Kelly - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages. Private Members’ business shall be No. 53, Bail (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Second Stage, selected by Fianna Fáil.

Thursday’s business shall be No. 28, statements on implementing the national drug strategy, Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery: A Health-Led Response to Drug and Alcohol Use in Ireland 2017–2025; and No. 29, statements on child homelessness June 2018. No. 11, motion re report on penal reform and sentencing by the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality shall be debated in the evening slot.

I refer to the first revised report of the Business Committee dated 20 June 2018. In relation to today’s business, it is proposed that the motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the draft Commission of Investigation (Response to complaints or allegations of child sexual abuse made against Bill Kenneally and related matters) Order 2018 shall be brought to a conclusion after 45 minutes. Speeches shall be confined to a single round for a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a Member nominated in their stead not to exceed five minutes each with a five-minute response from the Minister or Minister of State and all Members may share time.


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