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

Tue, 24 Jul

Dáil Question Paper (Tues)

Dáil Question Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 12 Jul

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 12 Jul

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 11 Jul

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Tue, 17 Jul

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 12 Jul

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 11 Jul

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 10 Jul

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (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 12 July 2018

Deputy Brendan Ryan
The income thresholds that qualify for local authority housing support

Deputy Brendan Smith
The need to progress the re-opening of Bawnboy Garda Station, County Cavan

Deputy Bríd Smith
Waiting time for procedures at the Eye and Ear hospital

Deputy Seán Crowe
The current sourcing of coal for Moneypoint power plant


 

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.

Thursday 12 July 2018

Senator Fintan Warfield
To introduce hate crime legislation

Senator Kevin Humphreys
A dedicated transport policing service across the public transport system

Senator James Reilly
The rising cost of insurance in Ireland

Senator Diarmuid Wilson
Approval for the drug Translarna for boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Glossary

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