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, 11 Oct

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 11 Oct

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 10 Oct

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 10 Oct

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Thu, 11 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 10 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 9 Oct

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Tue, 9 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (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 11 October 2018

Deputies Clare Daly, Louise O'Reilly and Darragh O'Brien
The conditions in St Mologa’s school Balbriggan

Deputies Joan Burton, Ruth Coppinger and Lisa Chambers
Establishing a special school for children with ASD in the Dublin 15 area

Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
The Beneluxa Initiative concerning Nusinersen (Spinraza) now that Ireland has joined the Initiative

Deputy Marc MacSharry
Closure of post office in North County Sligo


 

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 11 October 2018

Senator Tim Lombard
Supports to transport children from Sherkin Island to and from school on the mainland

Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile
Practical plans to ‘Brexit Proof’ existing services for Irish citizens resident in the North

Senator Neale Richmond
Delays in processing work permit applications

Glossary

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