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, 14 Oct

Dáil Question Paper (Thur)

Dáil Question Paper (Thur) ()

Thu, 14 Oct

Dáil Order Paper (Thur)

Dáil Order Paper (Thur) ()

Wed, 13 Oct

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) ()

Wed, 13 Oct

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) ()

Seanad business papers

Thu, 14 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Thur)

Seanad Order Paper (Thur) ()

Wed, 13 Oct

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) ()

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 October 2021

Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan
An update on the implementation and oversight of the Irish Sign Language Act

Deputy Richard Bruton
The pathway to establishing a development agency for Early Childhood Services in Ireland

Deputies Marc MacSharry and Michael Moynihan
To discuss under-staffing and resources in the ambulance services in Cork and Kerry and the North West and North Midlands

Deputy Chris Andrews
Plans for the regeneration of social housing / flat complexes in Dublin


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, 14 October 2021

Senator Maria Byrne
Shortage of neurology nurse specialists in University Hospital Limerick

Senator Barry Ward
Provision of funding for a national sail training vessel to replace Asgard II

Senator Robbie Gallagher
Provision of a new fire station in Ballybay, County Monaghan

Senator John Cummins
Criteria for eligibility for the winter fuel allowance

Glossary

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