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, 28 Jan

Dáil Question Paper (Thur)

Dáil Question Paper (Thur) (PDF)

Today, 28 Jan

Dáil Order Paper (Thur)

Dáil Order Paper (Thur) (PDF)

Wed, 27 Jan

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 27 Jan

Order of Business, 27 - 28 January 2021

Order of Business, 27 - 28 January 2021 (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Tue, 26 Jan

Seanad Order Paper (Tue)

Seanad Order Paper (Tue) (PDF)

Tue, 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)

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.

Tuesday, 26 December 2021

Senator Shane Cassells
Job losses in provincial newspapers owned by the Iconic Newspapers Group

Senator Joe O’Reilly
Availability of the drug Duodopa to persons suffering from Parkinson’s disease

Senator Seán Kyne
New Emergency Department at University Hospital Galway

Senator Fintan Warfield
Reduction in fees for students whose courses were impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions

Senators Fiona O’Loughlin and Vincent P Martin
The announcement by Horse Sport Ireland to move from County Kildare to County Dublin

Senator Ivana Bacik
Survey by Federation of Early Childhood Providers on the closure of services due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Glossary

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