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 Jun

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 14 Jun

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 13 Jun

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 13 Jun

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Thu, 14 Jun

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 13 Jun

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 30 May

Supplementary Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Supplementary Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 30 May

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.

Thursday 14 June 2018

Deputies Barry Cowen and Richard Boyd Barrett
The status of an application for international protection

Deputy Alan Kelly
To complete the Scally scoping inquiry into the cervical check service by the end of June 2018

Deputy Timmy Dooley
To support and fund surgical intervention for patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Deputy Noel Rock
The Dublin Bus Connect plans for compulsory purchase orders

 


 

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 June 2018

Senator Maria Byrne
The inclusion of the Shannon Greenway in the Greenway Strategy as part of the National Planning Framework for 2040

Senator Robbie Gallagher
The funding for regional and local roads in County Monaghan and throughout rural Ireland

Glossary

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