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, 24 Feb

Order of Business, 24 - 25 February 2021

Order of Business, 24 - 25 February 2021 (PDF)

Today, 24 Feb

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Today, 24 Feb

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Thu, 18 Feb

Dáil Question Paper (Thur)

Dáil Question Paper (Thur) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Sun, 21 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Mon)

Seanad Order Paper (Mon) (PDF)

Fri, 19 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Fri, 12 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Sat, 6 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Mon)

Seanad Order Paper (Mon) (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, 18 February 2021

Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan
A new special school in Cork

Deputy Catherine Murphy
The proposed relocation of Horse Sport Ireland to a new site at Greenogue in Dublin

Deputy Niamh Smyth
Extending the lifetime of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission beyond 28th February

Deputy Sorca Clarke
The pollution of our inland waterways system


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, 22 February 2021

Senator Malcolm Byrne
Timeline for completion of the M11 motorway from Oylegate to Rosslare Euro port, County Wexford

Senator Joe O’Reilly
Transfer of small public service vehicle licences during the lifetime of the holder of the licence

Senator Robbie Gallagher
Review of the tenant purchase scheme

Senator Rebecca Moynihan
Level 5 restrictions on construction activity

Senator Lynn Boylan
Issues relating to the HAP Scheme and access to the courts through the civil legal aid scheme

Senator John Cummins
Capital build plans for an early Intervention and Respite Care Centre for children on the grounds of St. Otteran’s Hospital, County Waterford

Glossary

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