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 Oct

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 18 Oct

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 17 Oct

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 17 Oct

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Thu, 18 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 17 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 16 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 11 Oct

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 October 2018

Deputies Richard Boyd Barrett and Mick Wallace
The ongoing crisis in Yemen

Deputies Éamon Ó Cuív and Catherine Connolly
The housing crisis situation in Galway City

Deputy Joan Burton
The An Bord Pleanala decision refusing the pedestrianisation of College Green

Deputies Thomas P. Broughan and Clare Daly
The 2017 Annual Report of Caranua's Appeals Officer


 

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 18 October 2018

Senator Catherine Noone
The need for a new in-patient Cystic Fibrosis Unit in Beaumont Hospital

Senator Jennifer Murnane O'Connor
Plans to allocate public funding for IVF treatment prior to the enactment of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill

Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile
Update on the review by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service into the ban on blood donations from people who were resident in the North and in Britain during the vCJD crisis

Senator Kevin Humphreys
The delay in bringing forward legislation on short-term lettings

Glossary

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