Sittings and Business of the Dáil: Motion

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders--

(1) the Dáil shall meet in the Convention Centre Dublin on North Wall Quay,Dublin 1, on Wednesday, 8th July, 2020,and Thursday, 9th July, 2020;

(2) the following arrangements shall apply in relation to the sittings and business of the Dáil on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7th to 9th July, 2020,inclusive:

(a) oral Parliamentary Questions pursuant to Standing Orders 46 to 49, inclusive, shall not be taken;

(b) Leaders’ Questions shall be taken in accordance with the first schedule to this Resolution;

(c) topical issues shall be taken--

(i) on Tuesday and Wednesday, on the conclusion of private members’ business, and

(ii) on Thursday, on the conclusion of the weekly division time under Standing Order 80;

(d) private members’ business shall be taken in accordance with the second schedule to this Resolution, and shall be taken--

(i) on Tuesday, for not more than two hours following the SOS on the conclusion of proceedings on the Second Stage of the Microenterprise Loan Fund (Amendment) Bill 2020, or at 9 p.m., whichever is the earlier;

(ii) on Wednesday, for not more than two hours on the conclusion of proceedings on the Microenterprise Loan Fund (Amendment) Bill 2020;

(e) the weekly division time under Standing Order 80 shall follow the putting of the question on the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2020 [Votes 20, 21, 22, 24,25, 41 and 44];

(f) no private member’s Bill or motion for a Committee report shall be taken under Standing Order 159;

(g) on Wednesday and Thursday, the suspension of sitting under Standing Order 25(1) shall be taken on the conclusion of Questions on Promised Legislation under Standing Order 35; and

(h) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the Dáil shall adjourn on the conclusion of topical issues, and on Thursday, the Dáil shall meet at 10 a.m.; and

(3) with effect from the deadline that would have applied on Thursday 9th July, 2020, the Orders of the Dáil of 7th, 21st and 28th May, 2020, in relation to written Parliamentary Questions under Standing Order 50, are rescinded, and the deadlines for submission of such Questions shall revert to those provided for in Standing Order 43.

SCHEDULE 1: Leaders’ Questions

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

1

Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin

2

Labour Party

Regional Group

Labour Party

3

Social Democrats

Rural Independent Group

Social Democrats

4

Solidarity-People Before Profit

Independent Group

Regional Group

SCHEDULE 2: Private Members’ Business

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 - Sinn Féin

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 - Labour Party

Question put and agreed to.