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, 10 Oct

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 10 Oct

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 9 Oct

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 9 Oct

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Thu, 10 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 9 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 8 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Tue)

Seanad Order Paper (Tue) (PDF)

Thu, 3 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (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 10 October

Deputies Maureen O'Sullivan and Gino Kenny
Irelands position on Turkish military aggression in Northern Syria

Deputy Joan Burton
Huntstown Community Centre, Dublin 15 which is in need of essential fire safety and structural remedial works

Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe
The study route of the M20 from Cork-Limerick


 

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 10 October 2019

Senator Máire Devine
The appointment of a sarcoma specialist for St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin

Senator Kevin Humphreys
The purchase by Iarnród Éireann of additional carriages for the Intercity network

Glossary

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