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, 24 May

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 24 May

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 23 May

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 23 May

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Wed, 23 May

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 22 May

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 17 May

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 16 May

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (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 24 May 2018

Deputy Mick Wallace
To discuss reopening the Irish Embassy in Iran

Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan
The concerns of farmers in relation to BVD and the Animal Health Ireland programme

Deputy Thomas Byrne
Government funding of Meath County Council commensurate with its population

Deputy Róisín Shortall
The use of quad-bikes and scramblers and the threat to public safety





 


 

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.

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Senator Fintan Warfield
Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000, to include the legal deposit of digital publications

Senator Frank Feighan
The targets set by Waterways Ireland for traffic potential on the Shannon-Erne Waterways this summer

Senator  Maura Hopkins
The planned refurbishment of Roscommon Courthouse

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh
How the Department is dealing with revenue laws, tax compliance measures and sales to vulture funds

Glossary

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