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, 14 Jan

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 14 Jan

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 13 Jan

Order of Business, 13 - 14 January 2021

Order of Business, 13 - 14 January 2021 (PDF)

Wed, 13 Jan

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Today, 19 Jan

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Fri, 18 Dec

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Thu, 17 Dec

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 17 Dec

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.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Deputy Denis Naughten
Flooding at Lough Funshinagh, County Roscommon

Deputy Kieran O'Donnell
An update on the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan

Deputy Neasa Hourigan
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit services

Deputy Neale Richmond
The relocation of Leave EU Waterford from the UK


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, 17 December 2020

Senator Lynn Boylan
A statement on the impact on energy consumption by data centres

Senator Eugene Murphy
A statement on the future of Lanesboro and Shannonbridge power stations

Senator Regina Doherty
An update on the building of a permanent school for St. Michael’s House Special School, Skerries, County Dublin

Senators Lisa Chambers and Fiona O’Loughlin
Include the Department of Defence in the terms of reference of the Commission on the Defence Forces

Glossary

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