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

Today, 19 Dec

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Today, 19 Dec

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 18 Dec

Order of Business, 18 - 19 December 2018

Order of Business, 18 - 19 December 2018 (PDF)

Tue, 18 Dec

Dáil Order Paper (Tues)

Dáil Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Today, 19 Dec

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 18 Dec

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 13 Dec

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 12 Dec

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.

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Deputy Martin Ferris
The Salmon draft fishery on the river Feale in Kerry

Deputy Michael Moynihan
The safety works to the junction of the N72 and R579 at Ballymaquirke, County Cork

Deputies Brendan Smith and Declan Breathnach
The allocation of special funding for the cross-border region
 
Deputy Fergus O'Dowd
To discuss Garda resources in Drogheda


 

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 19 December 2018

Senator Frank Feighan
An update on the major road schemes planned for the N4 from Mullingar to Sligo

Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee
To consider an increase in the capacity of the northern commuter rail line

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh
A statement on the closure of the Day Centre in Aras Attracta, County Mayo

Senator Michelle Mulherin
Planning decisions by An Bord Pleanála, particularly in relation to environmentally designated lands

Glossary

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