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, 5 Dec

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 5 Dec

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 4 Dec

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 4 Dec

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Thu, 5 Dec

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 4 Dec

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 3 Dec

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 28 Nov

Seanad Order Paper (Thur)

Seanad Order Paper (Thur) (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 5 December

Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív
Additional funding for improvement works on accident black spots

Deputy Seán Crowe
Drug dealing in south-west Dublin

Deputy Malcolm Byrne
Second level places in Wexford and Gorey and plans for the construction of additional schools

Deputy Gino Kenny
The Medical Cannabis Access Programme






 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 5 December

Senator Tim Lombard
Upgrade of the N71 road in Cork between Bishopstown and Castletownbere

Glossary

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