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, 16 Sep

Dáil Question Paper (Thur)

Dáil Question Paper (Thur) ()

Thu, 16 Sep

Dáil Order Paper (Thur)

Dáil Order Paper (Thur) ()

Wed, 15 Sep

Dáil Second Supplementary Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Second Supplementary Order Paper (Wed) ()

Wed, 15 Sep

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Wed) ()

Seanad business papers

Fri, 16 Jul

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri) ()

Thu, 15 Jul

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Thur)

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Thur) ()

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, 16 September 2021

Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan
An increase in accessible housing in the local authority housing stock

Deputy David Stanton
Alternative accommodation for residents of Owenacurra Mental Health Centre in Midleton, County Cork

Deputy Martin Kenny
Concerns of staff relating to overcrowding and working conditions in Sligo University Hospital’s A & E Department.

Deputy Verona Murphy
The home care services sector


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, 12 July 2021

Senator Lynn Ruane
The number of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities who are not in education due to school placement breakdowns

Senator Diarmuid Wilson
To promote driver and road safety initiatives, including the Driver Theory Test, in educational and work settings

Senator Barry Ward
Autism support unit for St. Mary's Boys National School in Booterstown, County Dublin

Senator Shane Cassells
The National Development Plan Review and the inclusion of Phase 2 of the Navan Rail in the plan

Senator Mark Wall
To introduce legislation to ban gambling advertising

Senator Seán Kyne
If planning permission has been sought by the Saolta Hospital Group for a new Emergency Department at Galway University Hospital

Senator Timmy Dooley
To ensure that section 56 workers funded by Tusla receive pay restoration on the same terms as section 39 workers funded through the HSE

Senator Malcolm Byrne
Irish citizens living overseas who have received non-EMA approved Covid-19 vaccines and who may wish to return to Ireland

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin
The criteria for long-term residents of co-op housing schemes to purchase their homes

Senator Victor Boyhan
The planned purchase of a multi role vessel for the Naval Service


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