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, 20 Sep

Provisional Dáil Calendar of Sittings

Provisional Dáil Calendar of Sittings (PDF)

Today, 20 Sep

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Today, 20 Sep

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 19 Sep

Supplementary Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Supplementary Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Today, 20 Sep

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 19 Sep

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 17 Jul

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 12 Jul

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (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 20 September 2018

Deputy John Brassil
A scheme to incentivise homeowners currently residing in nursing homes and availing of the Fairdeal scheme to rent their homes

Deputies James Browne and Pat Buckley
Deputy James Browne: Delays in accessing child mental health services
Deputy Pat Buckley: The closure of Child and Adolescent Mental Health services over summer including the referrals service in Cork

Deputy Lisa Chambers
Provision and approval of Spinraza for SMA sufferers

Deputy Peadar Tóibín
The impact of the population cap on County Meath


 

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 20 September 2018

Senator Jennifer Murnane O'Connor
Waiting lists for chemotherapy treatment in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin

Senator Tim Lombard
An update on the re-opening of the Garda Station in Ballinspittle, County Cork

Glossary

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