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, 15 Nov

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 15 Nov

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 14 Nov

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 14 Nov

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Thu, 15 Nov

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 14 Nov

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Thu, 8 Nov

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 7 Nov

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 15 November 2018

Deputy Catherine Connolly
The admission, care and treatment of a patient with active TB at Galway University Hospital and resulting cross infection of staff

Deputy Alan Kelly
Making the drug Pembrolizumab available to cancer patients

Deputies Robert Troy and John Lahart
The need for a dedicated public transport unit


 

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 15 November 2018

Senator Michelle Mulherin
The development of a digital hub and innovation quarter in the Military Barracks, Ballina, County Mayo
 
Senator Ivana Bacik
Outline the numbers, by gender breakdown, of those employed in small, medium and large businesses

Senator Frank Feighan
An update on plans for a fixed Cath Lab at Sligo University Hospital

Senator Martin Conway and Gabrielle McFadden
Update on the progress Ireland has made on ratifying the Istanbul Convention

Glossary

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