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, 26 Apr

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Today, 26 Apr

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 25 Apr

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Wed, 25 Apr

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad business papers

Today, 26 Apr

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Wed, 25 Apr

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Tue, 24 Apr

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Thu, 19 Apr

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 26 April 2018

Deputy Anne Rabbitte
Foster care services

Deputy Mick Wallace
The 2016 route profitability figures in Irish Rail

Deputy Frank O'Rourke
Key services for children and young adults with disabilities in Kildare North

Deputy Mattie McGrath
The psychiatric service bed capacity in County Tipperary


 

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 26 April 2018

Senator Martin Conway
Investment in community CCTV

Senator Victor Boyhan
Phase One of the National Rehabilitation Hospital project in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin

Senator Gerard P Craughwell
The cancellation of HGV category driving tests in the Galway Westside Test Centre

Senator James Reilly
Additional special needs classes in primary and secondary schools in the Fingal area

Glossary

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