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, 29 Sep

Dáil Order Paper (Tue)

Dáil Order Paper (Tue) (PDF)

Today, 29 Sep

Dáil Question Paper (Tue)

Dáil Question Paper (Tue) (PDF)

Thu, 24 Sep

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 24 Sep

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Fri, 25 Sep

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Fri, 25 Sep

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Thu, 24 Sep

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 23 Sep

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, 24 September 2020

Deputy Sean Sherlock
On the need to end Dual Pricing within the insurance industry

Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor
To discuss if an update to the identification model for DEIS qualification has been carried out

Deputies Darren O'Rourke, Violet-Anne Wynne and David Cullinane
To discuss compassionate visitation grounds in the context of the "Health Plan for Living with Covid-19"

Deputy Carol Nolan
Concerns surrounding the TB Herd Statements


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, 25 September 2020

Senator Lynn Ruane
Operation of the HPV Vaccination Programme in schools for second-level students

Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee
Development of a State-funded contraception scheme

Senators Rose Conway Walsh and Mark Wall
Matters relating to medical cards

Glossary

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