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, 21 Jun

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 21 Jun

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 20 Jun

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 20 Jun

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Thu, 21 Jun

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 20 Jun

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 19 Jun

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 14 Jun

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 21 June 2018

Deputies Sean Fleming and Brian Stanley
The primary schools capitation grant

Deputy Joan Burton
Proposals to address climate change here

Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin
The cross-border directive uptake and related advertising by the HSE

Deputy Dessie Ellis
The Papal visit and any impacts it may have on homeless accommodation

 



 


 

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 20 June 2018

Senator Colm Burke
To establish a pilot quota of employment permits for the nursing home sector

Glossary

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