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

Wed, 13 Mar

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 13 Mar

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 12 Mar

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Tue)

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Tue) (PDF)

Tue, 12 Mar

Order of Business, 12 - 13 March 2019

Order of Business, 12 - 13 March 2019 (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Thu, 14 Mar

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 13 Mar

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 12 Mar

Seanad Order Paper (Tue)

Seanad Order Paper (Tue) (PDF)

Thu, 7 Mar

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.

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Deputy Shane Cassells
Development of the new St Mary's special school in Navan

Deputy Pat Buckley
The closure of respite beds at Midleton Hospital

Deputy Dara Calleary
The decision of the Commission for Regulation of Utilities regarding the Mayo Power project


 

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.

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Senator Kevin Humphreys
Introduction of breastfeeding breaks for SNA’s working in recognised primary and post-primary schools

Senator Tim Lombard
School transport services at Minane Bridge School, Cork

Senator Gabrielle McFadden
Teaching of the Irish language in schools

Senator Mark Daly
Sharing of Code 115 information on driving licences for organ donation

 

Glossary

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