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, 4 Mar

Dáil Order Paper (Thur)

Dáil Order Paper (Thur) (PDF)

Thu, 4 Mar

Dáil Question Paper (Thur)

Dáil Question Paper (Thur) (PDF)

Wed, 3 Mar

Order of business, 3 and 4 March 2021

Order of business, 3 and 4 March 2021 (PDF)

Wed, 3 Mar

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Fri, 5 Mar

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Sat, 27 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Mon)

Seanad Order Paper (Mon) (PDF)

Fri, 26 Feb

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Fri, 26 Feb

Seanad Order Paper

Seanad Order Paper (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, 4 March 2021

Deputies Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Gary Gannon and Pauline Tully
Accreditation for the National Training programme for special needs assistants

Deputies Jennifer Carroll MacNeill and Neale Richmond
Exceptional needs payments for families with additional rental bills due to shutdown of home renovations

Deputy Holly Cairns
Replacement of persons on the Skibbereen CE scheme during Covid restrictions

Deputy Duncan Smith
To discuss a process to assist families with identification of unidentified remains


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.

Friday, 4 March 2021

Senator John Cummins
To review the grant payable to improve water quality treatment for private water supplies

Senator Barry Ward
Funding to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for harbours that were transferred to it under the Harbours Act 2015

Senator Aidan Davitt
Statement on the closure of passport services under level 5 restrictions

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin
Statement on the funding of the National Eating Disorder Plan

Senator Marie Sherlock
Statement on the distribution of the €50 million Live Entertainment Fund announced in Budget 2021

Senator Paul Gavan
Statement on the introduction of a Deposit Return Scheme


Glossary

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