Sittings and Business of Dáil: Motion

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, and unless the Dail shall otherwise order, the following arrangements shall apply in relation to the sittings of the Dáil on 5th, 6th and 7th March, 2019:

(a) on Tuesday

(i) topical issues under Standing Order 29A, and private members' business under Standing Order 140, shall not be taken;

(ii) the Dáil shall sit later than 10 p.m., and shall adjourn not later than 11 p.m.;

(iii) the Financial Resolutions for the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019 shall be moved together and decided without debate by one question and any division demanded thereon shall be taken immediately; and

(iv) the Motion re Istanbul Convention and the Motion re Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the terms of the Convention on social security between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (back from Committee) shall be taken without debate;

(b) on Wednesday

(i) the Dáil shall sit at 9.30 a.m. to take Questions to the Minister for Education and Skills under Standing Order 38;

(ii) in the event a division is in progress at 12 noon, Leaders' Questions shall take place on the conclusion of that division;

(iii) topical issues under Standing Order 29A shall be taken immediately following Leaders' Questions under Standing Order 29, and the deadline for such topical issues shall be 6 p.m. the previous day;

(iv) questions on promised legislation under Standing Order 28 shall not be taken;

(v) Questions to the Taoiseach under Standing Order 38 shall not be taken;

(vi) the suspension of sitting under Standing Order 25 shall take place at 3 p.m. for 60 minutes;

(vii) private members' business under Standing Order 140 shall not be taken; and

(viii) the Dáil shall sit later than 10.15 p.m., and shall adjourn not later than 11.30 p.m.;

(c) on Thursday

(i) the Dáil shall sit at 9.30 a.m., to take I4C's private members' business which would have been taken on Tuesday, for two hours;

(ii) Questions to the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation under Standing Order 38 shall be taken at 11.30 a.m.;

(iii) Leaders' Questions under Standing Order 29 shall be taken at 1 p.m. and shall be followed by the Weekly Divisions under Standing Order 70(2);

(iv) questions on promised legislation under Standing Order 28 shall not be taken;

(v) no Committee report or private member's Bill under Standing Orders 91 or 140A respectively shall be taken;

(vi) topical issues under Standing Order 29A shall be taken as the last item of business on the conclusion of proceedings on Fifth Stage of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019; and

(vii) the Dáil shall sit later than 8.03 p.m., and shall adjourn on the conclusion of topical issues; and

(d) the proceedings on Committee Stage of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019 shall be brought to a conclusion in accordance with a schedule to be agreed by the Business Committee.".

Question put and agreed to.