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, 17 Jun

Dáil Question Paper (Thur)

Dáil Question Paper (Thur) ()

Thu, 17 Jun

Dáil Order Paper (Thur)

Dáil Order Paper (Thur) ()

Wed, 16 Jun

Dáil Second Supplementary Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Second Supplementary Order Paper (Wed) ()

Wed, 16 Jun

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Wed) ()

Seanad business papers

Fri, 18 Jun

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri) ()

Tue, 15 Jun

Seanad Order Paper (Tue)

Seanad Order Paper (Tue) ()

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, 17 June 2021

Paul McAuliffe TD
Local Employment Services tender

Louise O'Reilly TD
Bogus self-employment in the construction industry

Marc Ó Cathasaigh TD
Environmental Protection Agency’s report on excess levels of nitrogen in waters and water systems

Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Joan Collins TD
Closure of Hesed House in Inchicore



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.

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Senator Robbie Gallagher
Plans to amend the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009, in respect of the registering of rights of way

Senators Timmy Dooley and Jerry Buttimer
Steps being taken to address the crisis in the aviation sector, particularly in view of the cessation of operation of Stobart Air

Senator Eugene Murphy
The need for a temporary amnesty on the requirement for a Driver Theory Test

Senator Rónán Mullen
To review the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003

Senator Emer Currie
The need to support the rollout of co-working hubs in suburban and urban villages

Senator Denis O’Donovan
The revocation of Article 61(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009, which imposes unrealistic demands on fishermen to have all products weigh on landing

Glossary

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