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, 14 Feb

Dáil Order Paper (Thur)

Dáil Order Paper (Thur) (PDF)

Thu, 14 Feb

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 13 Feb

Dáil Second Supplementary Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Second Supplementary Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 13 Feb

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Thu, 14 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 13 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 12 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 7 Feb

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 14 February 2019

Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív
The provision of personal hygiene products for adults living in the Community Healthcare West region

Deputies Maureen O'Sullivan and Niall Collins
The deteriorating situation in Bahrain and human rights issues

Deputy James Lawless
The provision of commuter parking facilities at Sallins/Naas train station

Deputy Noel Rock
The delay of the proposed plastic bottle deposit and return scheme


 

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 14 February 2019

Senator Colette Kelleher
Reduced hours timetables for traveller pupils in primary and secondary schools

Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill
Review of the criteria surrounding eligibility for a primary medical certificate

Senator Victor Boyhan
The current status of the review of the local property tax

Glossary

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