This Week In The Seanad

Draft SEANAD ÉIREANN
Schedule of Business
Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th, July, 2014

Tuesday
12:30 – Order of Business
Motion regarding the proposed Commission of Investigation into the fatal shooting of Mr Ronan MacLochlainn – Referral to Committee without Debate[Department of Justice and Equality]

13:45 – 15:15 Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014 – Report and Final Stages
[Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation]
Spokesperson Senator Substitute

15:15 – 16:45 Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Bill 2014 – Second Stage
[Department of Finance]
Spokesperson Senator Michael D’Arcy

16:45 – 17:30 State Airports (Shannon Group) Bill 2014 – Report and Final Stages (Amendments from Dáil Éireann)
[Department of Transport]Spokesperson Senator Pat O’Neill

17:30 – 18:00 Radiological Protection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill – Committee and Remaining Stages [Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government]Spokesperson Senator Cait Keane

18:00 – 20:00 National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Bill 2014 – Second Stage 2014[Department of Finance]-Spokesperson Senator M. D’Arcy

20:00 – 22:00 Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage-[Department of Social Protection]
Spokesperson Senator Hildegarde Naughten
Wednesday
10:30 – Order of Business
11:45 – Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014 – Committee and Remaining Stages- [Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation]
Spokesperson Senator Substitute

12:15 – 13.45 Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014 – Report and Final Stages
[Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government]
Spokesperson Senator Cait Keane

14:00 – 15:45 Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2014 – Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages-[Department of Health]
Spokesperson Senator Colm Burke

16:00 – 18:00 Private Members Business
[Spokesperson Senator Martin Conway:
]
That Seanad Éireann:
-recognises the objectives of the Vision 2020 led by the World Health Organisation to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020;
-welcomes the establishment of the HSE National Programme for Eye Care which aims to reduce the incidence of avoidable sight loss through the development and implementation of fit-for-purpose care pathways and referral protocols;
-welcomes the establishment of the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program to screen and treat diabetic retinopathy which is the leading cause of blindness in people of working age in Ireland;
-recognises the strong service delivery record and commitment of a range of different professionals to eye care in Ireland;
-notes the recommendations for a national vision strategy by the National Vision Coalition, in a report called Framework to Adopt a Strategic Approach for Vision Health in Ireland;
-notes the findings by the National Vision Coalition in its report called Economic Cost and Burden of Eye Diseases and Preventable Blindness in Ireland that five people per week became blind in Ireland since 2010, despite 75 to 80% of blindness being preventable and that up to €76 million could be saved annually if earlier intervention to prevent eye disease and blindness is prioritised;
and
-calls on the Minister for Health to act upon the recommendations of the National Vision Coalition for a national vision strategy and to implement cost-effective measures to prevent a further 260 people per year becoming blind in Ireland.
Senators Martin Conway, Maurice Cummins, Paul Coghlan, Colm Burke, Deirdre Clune, Eamonn Coghlan, Michael Comiskey, Jim D ‘Arcy, Michael Darcy, Imelda Henry, Cait Keane, Tony Mulcahy, Michael Mullins, Catherine Noone, Pat O ‘Neill, Tom Sheahan, Terry Brennan, Hildegarde Naughton.

18:00 – Court of Appeal Bill 2014 – Second Stage (TBC)
[Department of Justice and Equality]
Spokesperson Senator Martin Conway
Thursday
10:30 – Order of Business
Motion regarding the proposed Commission of Investigation into the fatal shooting of Mr Ronan MacLochlainn – back from Committee without debate:[Department of Justice and Equality
11:45 – 13:15 Electoral (Amendment) (No 4) Bill 2014 All Stages –
[Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government]
Spokesperson Senator Cait Keane

13:15 – 15:15 Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Bill 2014 – Committee and Remaining Stages[Department of Finance]
Spokesperson Senator Michael D’Arcy

15:15 – 17:00 National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Bill 2014 – Committee and Remaining Stages – [Department of Finance]
Spokesperson Senator Michael D’Arcy

17:00 – Court of Appeal Bill 2014 – Committee and Remaining Stages (TBC)
[Department of Justice and Equality]
Spokesperson Senator M. Conway

Motion regarding the Early Signature of the Court Appeal Bill 2014 – without debate

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