Business of Dáil

Before we proceed with Private Members' business, I call on the Chief Whip, Deputy Kyne, to make an announcement.

It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of Business today, that the Dáil shall sit later than 7.48 p.m. on Thursday and shall adjourn following the conclusion of proceedings on Second Stage of No. 58, Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Restoration of Birthright Citizenship) Bill 2017.

No. 38, statements on the Government's Brexit preparedness, shall be brought to a conclusion after three hours and 40 minutes. The opening round of statements shall be confined to a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokesperson for parties or groups, or a Deputy nominated in his or her stead, of 15 minutes each. A second round of statements of 25 minutes in total for members of the Government, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin shall be divided proportionally on a 40:40:20 basis, respectively. A third round of statements of 25 minutes in total for members of the Government, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin shall be divided proportionally on a 40:40:20 basis, respectively. Following the statements, each party or group in opposition shall have five minutes each, which shall comprise alternating questions and answers. There shall then be a 15-minute response from a Minister or Minister of State, and all Deputies may share time. The Topical Issue debate shall commence on the conclusion of the Minister's response.

Is that agreed? Agreed.