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, 1 Apr

Dáil Question Paper (Thur)

Dáil Question Paper (Thur) (PDF)

Thu, 1 Apr

Dáil Order Paper (Thur)

Dáil Order Paper (Thur) (PDF)

Wed, 31 Mar

Order of business, 31 March and 1 April 2021

Order of business, 31 March and 1 April 2021 (PDF)

Wed, 31 Mar

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Mon, 19 Apr

Seanad Order Paper (Mon)

Seanad Order Paper (Mon) (PDF)

Mon, 29 Mar

Seanad Order Paper (Mon)

Seanad Order Paper (Mon) (PDF)

Fri, 26 Mar

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Fri, 26 Mar

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri) (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, 1 April 2021

Deputies Joan Collins, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Patrick Costello and Bríd Smith
Introducing a financial scheme to assist small community enterprises

Deputy Verona Murphy
Orthodontic treatment waiting list

Deputy Neasa Hourigan
Plans to establish a banking forum

Deputy Niamh Smyth
Co-financed funding scheme to support the poultry sector in Cavan and Monaghan


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.

Monday 19 April 2021

Senator Malcolm Byrne
Pension entitlements of Community Employment scheme supervisors

Senator Mark Wall
Access to appointments with professional therapists for children in South Kildare

Senator Lisa Chambers and Fiona O’Loughlin
Plans to reform the Fair Deal Scheme

Senator Emer Currie
Provision of a dedicated school building for Danu Special School, Dublin 15

Senator Jerry Buttimer
Travel vouchers issued by airlines

Senator Sharon Keogan
Efficacy of policy measures in place to address the surge in domestic, sexual and gender-based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic




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