Dáil Éireann schedule

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Today, 21 Apr 2021

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  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • 10.00

    10.00

    Dáil live stream

    Private Members' Business (Sinn Féin): Motion re Mental Health Surge Capacity*

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Leaders' Questions (Sinn Féin, Labour, Reg Group, Ind Group)

    12.34

    12.34

    Dáil live stream

    Order of Business**

    12.34

    12.34

    Dáil live stream

    Motion without debate 1: Motions re Planning and Development Act 2020 (Exempted Development) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 and Planning and Development (Street Furniture Fees) Regulations 2021*

    12.34

    12.34

    Dáil live stream

    Motion without debate 2: Motion re Annual Report of Defence Forces Overseas*

    12.34

    12.34

    Dáil live stream

    Motion without debate 3: Motion re Report of the Committee on Standing Orders and Dáil Reform of 14 April 2021*

    12.34

    12.34

    Dáil live stream

    Motion without debate 4: Motion re Proposed Authorisation by Dáil Éireann for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission to Conduct Defence of Proceedings*

    13.04

    13.04

    Dáil live stream

    Taoiseach's Questions

    13.49

    13.49

    Dáil live stream

    Government Business 1: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage

    13.49

    13.49

    Dáil live stream

    Government Business 2: Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill 2021 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage*

    16.50

    16.50

    Dáil live stream

    Government Business 4: Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill 2021 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage

    19.30

    19.30

    Dáil live stream

    Parliamentary Questions - Oral: Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform

    20.30

    20.30

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil adjourns

  • 10.00

    10.00

    Dáil live stream

    Government Business 1: Statements on Direct Provision

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Leaders' Questions (Sinn Féin, Labour, Reg Group, Ind Group)

    12.34

    12.34

    Dáil live stream

    Questions on Promised Legislation

    13.04

    13.04

    Dáil live stream

    Government Business 2: Statements and Questions and Answers by Minister for Health on COVID-19 vaccine rollout 

    13.04

    13.04

    Dáil live stream

    Government Business 3: Motions re Extension of the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme and the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (Dept of Finance)

    17.39

    17.39

    Dáil live stream

    Government Business 4: Motion re European Defence Agency*

    18.34

    18.34

    Dáil live stream

    Private Members' Business (Ind Group): Motion re Common Agricultural Policy Reform*

    21.22

    21.22

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil adjourns

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

Seanad Éireann schedule

Previous day

Today, 21 Apr 2021

Next day
  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • 12.00

    12.00

    Seanad live stream

    Order of Business

    12.00

    12.00

    Seanad live stream

    Motion without debate 1: Motions regarding Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (Restaurants operating as takeaways), and the Planning and Development (Street Furniture Fees) Regulations 2021

    12.00

    12.00

    Seanad live stream

    Motion without debate 2: Motion regarding Protection of Young Persons (Employment) (Exclusion of Workers in Fishing and Shipping Sectors) Regulations 2021

    12.00

    12.00

    Seanad live stream

    Motion without debate 3: Motion regarding the National Marine Planning Framework

    12.00

    12.00

    Seanad live stream

    Motion without debate 4: Motion regarding Defence of Legal Action by the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission

    13.30

    13.30

    Seanad live stream

    Children (Amendment) Bill 2020 – Report Stage Amendments from Dáil Éireann and Final Stage

    16.15

    16.15

    Seanad live stream

    Private Members' Business: Motion recognising that clean water is a basic human right of every inhabitant of this country

    18.15

    18.15

    Seanad live stream

    Seanad adjourns

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Friday, 23 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Friday, 23 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Friday, 23 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • 12.00

    12.00

    Seanad live stream

    Order of Business

    15.15

    15.15

    Seanad live stream

    Statements on the Future of Gambling Regulation

    16.45

    16.45

    Seanad live stream

    Seanad adjourns

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

Schedule of meetings

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Business Papers

No business papers were published today

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 1 Apr 2021: 16 topics were published, which include 130 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Mon, 19 Apr 2021: 19 topics were published, which include 42 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Agriculture And The Marine on Tue, 20 Apr 2021.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 1 Apr 2021: 416 Parliamentary Questions answered.

There are 160 Members (called Deputies or TDs) of Dáil Éireann.

There are 60 Members (called Senators) in Seanad Éireann.

Call for submissions

Family friendly

Call for submissions

The  Forum on a Family Friendly and Inclusive Parliament is seeking submissions on family friendly and inclusive supports and measures required for elected members, their staff and for staff working for the Houses of the Oireachtas Service. The closing date for receipt of submissions is 7 May 2021.

Mother and child scheme, 12 April 1951

Notable debates

Mother and child scheme, 12 April 1951

“The Hierarchy has informed the Government that they must regard the mother and child scheme proposed by me as opposed to Catholic social teaching.”

- Dr. Noel Browne

Press releases

20 Apr 2021, 14.13

Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage will meet later today with Minister Darragh O’Brien

20 Apr 2021, 11.30

Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment calls for new Corporate Enforcement Authority to be given powers and resources to tackle ‘white collar crime’

20 Apr 2021, 10.45

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to meet Minister Humphreys to discuss Strategy for Rural Development

19 Apr 2021, 17.06

Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to meet tomorrow to resume discussion on the provision of Special Needs Education

19 Apr 2021, 15.30

Committee of Public Accounts to examine C&AG’s 2019 accounts for Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

About the Oireachtas

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

Ireland is a parliamentary democracy. The National Parliament (Oireachtas) consists of the President and two Houses: Dáil Éireann (House of Representatives) and Seanad Éireann (the Senate) whose functions and powers derive from the Constitution of Ireland enacted by the people on 1 July 1937. The Houses of the Oireachtas are situated at Leinster House, Dublin.

Did you know?

The first woman elected to the Dáil was Constance, Countess de Markievicz in 1918. In April 1919 she became the first female politician in Europe to hold a ministerial position.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

19 Apr 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Procedure Bill 2021

No. 8 of 2021

16 Apr 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Planning and Development, Heritage and Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 47 of 2021

1 Apr 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Children (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 51 of 2020

1 Apr 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Labour Exploitation and Trafficking (Audit of Supply Chains) Bill 2021

No. 45 of 2021