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

Today, 25 Jun

Dáil Question Paper (Tues)

Dáil Question Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Today, 25 Jun

Dáil Order Paper (Tues)

Dáil Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 20 Jun

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 20 Jun

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Today, 25 Jun

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 20 Jun

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 19 Jun

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 19 Jun

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (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 20 June 2019

Deputy Sean Sherlock
The consultation with workers at GSK Cork on the announcement of its sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific

Deputy Sean Fleming
The future of the An Post Mail Centre in Portlaoise

Deputy Louise O'Reilly
Scoliosis waiting lists for children

Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
HSE approval of access to Spinraza for children with spinal muscular atrophy up to eighteen years of age


 

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 20 June 2019

Senator Michelle Mulherin
National roads infrastructure into North and East Mayo

Senator Maura Hopkins
The number of visits by IDA Client Companies to County Roscommon in the period 2017-2019

Senator Victor Boyhan
The progress of the Working Group established to review sustainable rural housing guidelines

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh
The capitation funding model applied to the Early Years Services in rural areas






Glossary

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