Dáil Éireann schedule

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  • 11.00

    11.00

    Dáil live stream

    Live coverage of the first sitting day starts on Oireachtas TV

    12.00

    12.00

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    First meeting of the 33rd Dáil

    12.00

    12.00

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    The reading by the Clerk of the Proclamation summoning Dáil Éireann

    12.00

    12.00

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    Report of the Clerk as to issue of Writs for election of Members and announcement of names of Members returned

    12.25

    12.25

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    Election of Ceann Comhairle

    13.15

    13.15

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    Suspension of Sitting

    15.15

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    Nomination of Taoiseach

    18.15

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    Approval of Nominations by the Taoiseach of other Members of the Government

    20.03

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    Adjournment of the Dáil

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • 14.00

    14.00

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    Motion without debate 1: Motion re Establishment of Standing Order 131 Committee

    14.00

    14.00

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    Motion without debate 2: Motion re Establishment of Committee on Dáil Reform

    14.00

    14.00

    Dáil live stream

    Government Business 1: Statements post European Council meeting of 20th – 21st February 2020, pursuant to Standing Order 124

    14.00

    14.00

    Dáil live stream

    Government Business 2: Statements on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    19.40

    19.40

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    Dáil adjourns

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Seanad Éireann schedule

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Schedule of meetings

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  • 09.30

    Select Committee on Members' Interests of Seanad Éireann

    CR2, LH 2000

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  • 12.00

    Business Committee of Dáil Éireann

    Room 2, LH

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Search recent debates

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Feb 2020: 9 topics were published, which include 160 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 21 Jan 2020: 2 topics were published, which include 26 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Transport, Tourism And Sport on Wed, 18 Dec 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 18 Dec 2019: 464 Parliamentary Questions answered.

When are debates published?

Dáil debates are published incrementally throughout a sitting day. All proceedings before 7pm are published before midnight, and the remainder are added the following day. Replies to questions tabled by Members for written response by Ministers are published at the end of each day's Dáil proceedings.

Seanad debates are published on the same day or the next day. The Official Report of each committee meeting is published within a week at latest, but generally within two or three working days.

Most recent vote

Nomination of Taoiseach

Question put: "That Dáil Éireann nominate Deputy Leo Varadkar for appointment by the President to be Taoiseach."

[20 February 2020]

  • Tá (36 votes cast)
  • Níl (107 votes cast)
  • Staon (16)
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Dáil and Seanad terms

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