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, 18 Apr

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 18 Apr

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 17 Apr

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 17 Apr

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Thu, 18 Apr

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 17 Apr

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 16 Apr

Seanad Order Paper (Tue)

Seanad Order Paper (Tue) (PDF)

Thu, 11 Apr

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 18 April 2019

Deputies Clare Daly, Louise O'Reilly and Jim O'Callaghan
ASD units and educational resources for children with special needs in north Dublin

Deputy Dara Calleary
The impact of HSE budget cuts in the CHO 2 region (Mayo Galway & Roscommon)

Deputy Willie Penrose
A regional alternative to the pillar banks in the form of a public bank model

Deputy Robert Troy
To discuss regulating wholesale purchase of apartments blocks


 

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 17 April 2019

Senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor
Pobal’s practices of funding early childcare providers







Glossary

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