For every sitting day, the Dáil and Seanad each publish an Order Paper setting out the business before each House. Each House may also publish a Supplementary Order Paper. The Dáil publishes a daily Questions Paper, which contains the texts of all oral, priority and written questions for the day.

Dáil business papers

Thu, 21 Feb

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (PDF)

Thu, 21 Feb

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 21 Feb

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 20 Feb

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Wed, 20 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 19 Feb

Seanad Order (Paper) Tues

Seanad Order (Paper) Tues (PDF)

Thu, 14 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 13 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Dáil Éireann: Topical Issues

Topical issues provide TDs with the opportunity to raise issues of concern to them. To do this, they must give notice to the Ceann Comhairle of the issues they want to raise. The Ceann Comhairle then selects four issues for debate on a single day. In each case the TD concerned makes a four-minute initial statement and the Minister has a right to make a four-minute statement in reply. The TD then has two minutes for a supplementary statement and the Minister has two minutes for a concluding statement.

Thursday 21 February 2019

Deputy Declan Breathnach
Ambulance paramedic staff and vehicles across Counties Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan

Deputy Robert Troy
The progress on accommodation at Mullingar Regional Hospital for a new CT scanner

Deputies John Lahart, Noel Rock and Jim O'Callaghan
Metro Link project for the Rathfarnham, Knocklyon/Firhouse South Dublin region and alternative options


 

Seanad Éireann: Commencement Matters

Senators can raise issues of concern to them at the start of each sitting day – these are known as Commencement Matters. To do this, they must give notice to the Cathaoirleach of the issues they want to raise. The Cathaoirleach then selects four matters and the Senator concerned may make a four-minute speech. In each case, the Minister has the right to make a four-minute speech in reply.

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Senator Jennifer Murnane O'Connor
The high numbers on waiting lists for public dental assessment, or treatment, in CHO 5

Senator Martin Conway
The funding for coastal protection works at Spanish Point, County Clare

Senator Rónán Mullen
The "Individual Education Plans" for children with special needs

Glossary

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