Sittings and Business of Dáil: Motion

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, and unless the Dáil shall otherwise order, the following arrangements shall apply in relation to the sittings of the Dáil on 11th, 12th and 13th October, 2016:

(i) there shall be no Order of Business or questions on promised legislation within the meaning of Standing Order 28;

(ii) Leaders’ Questions shall not be taken on Tuesday, and shall be taken on Wednesday and Thursday as the first item of business, and in accordance with the Schedule to this motion;

(iii) Oral Questions shall not be taken;

(iv) Topical Issues may not be raised on Tuesday and Wednesday, and shall be taken as the last item of business on Thursday;

(v) leave may not be sought under Standing Order 34 to adjourn the Dáil on a specific and important matter of public interest;

(vi) Private Members’ business shall not be taken;

(vii) no committee report shall be taken on Thursday evening under Standing Order 140(2);

(viii) all divisions shall be taken immediately;

(ix) the Dáil shall sit at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, and at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday;

(x) on Wednesday, the sitting shall be suspended at 4.30 p.m. for an hour; and

(xi) on Thursday, the Dáil shall adjourn on the conclusion of Topical Issues.

Question put and agreed to.