This Week In The Seanad

Schedule of Business
Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th February, 2015

14:30 – Commencement Debates
15:30 – Order of Business
Motion regarding the adoption of new standing Order 103N and the amendment of Standing Order 90- [Seanad CPP]-Without Debate

16:45 Gender Recognition Bill 2014 – Committee Stage
[Department of Social Protection]
Spokesperson Senator Hildegarde Naughten

10:30 – Commencement Debates
12:00 – Order of Business
13:15 – Garda Siochána (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2014 – Second Stage
[Department of Justice and Equality]
Spokesperson Senator Martin Conway

15:30 – 17:30 Betting (Amendment) Bill 2013 – Committee Stage
[Department of Finance]
Spokesperson Senator Michael D’Arcy

17:30 – 19:30 Private Members Business –Labour Party Motion re Housing
Spokesperson Senator Cait Keane

That Seanad Éireann:
Notes that one in five households in Ireland now live in the private rented sector.
Further notes that approximately one-third of all private rented households receive state support to pay their rent under the rent supplement scheme
Notes with concern the difficulties that households are experiencing in maintaining and access private rented accommodation due to rapidly rising rents, especially in urban centres.
Welcomes the strong priority given by the Tánaiste Joan Burton to address the housing shortage that has given rise to these difficulties.
Further welcomes the Social Housing Strategy announced by Minister Alan Kelly to deliver 35,000 social homes and 75,000 more secure homes in the private rented sector by 2020 and the large capital investment package put in place to support its rollout.
Senators Aideen Hayden, Ivana Bacik, John Gilroy, Jimmy Harte, Lorraine Higgins, John Kelly, Denis Landy, Marie Moloney, Mary Moran, Susan O’Keeffe, John Whelan

10:30 – Commencement Debates
12:00 – Order of Business
13:15 – 14:00 Motion regarding the appointment of the Ombudsman for Children
[Minister for Children & Youth Affairs]
Spokesperson Senator Imelda Henry

14:00 – Irish Collective Asset-Management Vehicles Bill 2014 – Committee & remaining Stages-[Department of Finance]
Spokesperson Senator Michael D’Arcy

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