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, 22 Apr

Dáil Question Paper (Thur)

Dáil Question Paper (Thur) (PDF)

Thu, 22 Apr

Dáil Order Paper (Thur)

Dáil Order Paper (Thur) (PDF)

Wed, 21 Apr

Order of business, 21 and 22 April 2021

Order of business, 21 and 22 April 2021 (PDF)

Wed, 21 Apr

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Today, 23 Apr

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

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)

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, 22 April 2021

Deputies Neale Richmond and Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
Operation of the Passport Office during Level 5 restrictions

Deputy Martin Browne
Access to mental health supports for children with disabilities

Deputy Gary Gannon
Public restroom facilities throughout cities, towns and national parks

Deputy Jim O'Callaghan
Return of spectators to sport in accordance with the Ferguson report

Glossary

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