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, 23 May

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Today, 23 May

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 22 May

Order of Business, 22 - 24 May 2018

Order of Business, 22 - 24 May 2018 (PDF)

Tue, 22 May

Dáil Order Paper (Tues)

Dáil Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Today, 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.

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
The pathologist report into a shooting in 1988, at a checkpoint in Aughnaloy, County Tyrone

Deputy John Brassil
The difficulties with financial aid for third level student grants

Deputy Pat Deering
Age related restrictions applied to bus drivers in the school transport scheme

Deputy Michael Healy-Rae
Delays in the radiology department at University Hospital Kerry



 


 

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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