For every sitting day, the Seanad publishes an Order Paper setting out the business before the House. The Seanad may also publish a Supplementary Order Paper.

You can see all the items of business before the Dáil on the Dáil Business website. The Dáil publishes a daily Questions Paper, which contains the texts of all oral, priority and written questions for the day.

Dáil Order Paper

The Dáil Order Paper has moved to a digital format. All items of business before the Dáil are now listed on the Dáil Business website. From January 2022 the Dáil Order Paper will be published in this digital format only.

Dáil business papers

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Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

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Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

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Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

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Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

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Digital Dáil Order Paper

From January 2022 the Dáil Order Paper will no longer be published as a PDF by the Journal Office. A new website called Dáil Business lists items of business each sitting day.

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Seanad business papers

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Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

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Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

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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, 25 November 2021

Deputy Marian Harkin
The siting of wind farms on mountain sides, especially in peaty soil

Deputy Joe McHugh
Preparations undertaken to ensure that the Mica scheme is ready for immediate implementation

Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor
Establishing primary care services and a primary care facility in Tullow, County Carlow

Deputies Patricia Ryan and Brian Stanley
Insulin pump services in the adult diabetic clinic in Portlaoise Hospital


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, 25 November 2021

Senator Tim Lombard
The access to personal transport schemes for disabled drivers

Senator Seán Kyne
The requirement for acute beds in Galway University Hospital

Senator Sharon Keogan
The waiting times for applicants to the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme

Senator Aisling Dolan
The DEIS identification model and the timeline for schools to apply for DEIS status

 

 

 

Glossary

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