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

Fri, 23 Oct

Dáil Second Supplementary Order Paper (Fri)

Dáil Second Supplementary Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Fri, 23 Oct

Dáil Order Paper (Fri)

Dáil Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Thu, 22 Oct

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 22 Oct

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Fri, 23 Oct

Seanad Third Supplementary Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Third Supplementary Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Fri, 23 Oct

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Fri, 23 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Thu, 22 Oct

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Supplementary 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.

Friday, 23 October 2020

Deputy Neale Richmond
Access to pre-birth appointments for birthing partners

Deputies Mattie McGrath and Michael Collins
Restrictions on public worship and financial assistance for the Irish Catholic Church

Deputy Marian Harkin
Patient access to the Medicine Duodopa

Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh
Recognition to the bravery of Irish Defence Force members at Jadotville


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, 22 October 2020

Senator Aisling Dolan
Funding commitments for Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe, County Galway

Senator Victor Boyhan
St John of God Community Services

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin
Backlogs in assessments in need for children with disabilities in County Kildare

Senator Barry Ward
Recent demolitions in the West Bank, including facilities funded by the European Union

Senator Malcolm Byrne
Government’s languages strategy

Senator Lynn Ruane
Scoping Inquiry into allegations of historic child sexual abuse in St John Ambulance

Glossary

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