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, 22 Feb

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)
Dáil Éireann

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Thu, 22 Feb

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)
Dáil Éireann

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Tue, 20 Feb

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Tues)

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Tue, 20 Feb

Order of Business, 20-22 Feb 2018
Business Committee's Order of Business, 20-22 February 2018

Order of Business, 20-22 Feb 2018 (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Thu, 22 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)
Seanad Éireann

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 21 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)
Seanad Éireann

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 20 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)
Seanad Éireann

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 15 Feb

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)
Seanad Éireann

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 22 February 2018

Deputy Sean Sherlock
The status of works on the northern relief road at Mallow, County Cork

Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick
HAP support for families who are in emergency accommodation

Deputy Brendan Smith
The inclusion of the Convent of Mercy national school, Belturbet in the DEIS scheme

 


 

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 22 February 2018

Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
The cap on enrolment in Educate Together schools

Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill
The introduction of legislation for commercial and retail arms of all regulated financial institutions in Ireland

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