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, 21 Oct

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Today, 21 Oct

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 20 Oct

Dáil Second Supplementary Order Paper (Tue)

Dáil Second Supplementary Order Paper (Tue) (PDF)

Tue, 20 Oct

Order of Business, 20 - 21 October 2020

Order of Business, 20 - 21 October 2020 (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Fri, 16 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Wed, 14 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Thu, 8 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 7 Oct

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)


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, 8 October 2020

Senators Pat Casey and Ollie Crowe
A statement on the impact Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions will have on the hospitality sector

Senator John McGahon
The contingency plans in place to ensure the continuity of primary school education in Covid-19 hot spots

Senator Marie Sherlock
A statement on primary school substitute panels

Senator Jerry Buttimer
An update on the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme

Senator Mary Fitzpatrick
Updating the Living City Initiative

Glossary

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