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Call for submissions

Call for submissions

Houses of the Oireachtas Service calls for submissions on a draft Irish language scheme

Provision of Foster Care Services in Ire

Provision of Foster Care Services in Ire

The Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs launch report.

Seanad Public Consultation Committee

Seanad Public Consultation Committee

Report on children's mental health services published

 Housing Committee Report

Housing Committee Report

Read the Housing Committee Report on Short Term Lettings

Legislative Observatory 1992 - 2017

Detailed information is available online including the full text of all bills as initiated (including explanatory memoranda), as amended, and as passed by each or both houses; amendments tabled; Acts of the Oireachtas and official translations; and  links to debates on bills.

New Bills


‌‌‌‌‌The Oireachtas Library & Research Service manages the Irish parliamentary library and provides an impartial research service to Members of the Oireachtas in support of their parliamentary business.

Latest Publications 


Infographics Autumn 2017

National Risk Assessment 2017

Calculation of Fiscal Space

Exchequer Income

Demographic Cost Drivers 2017 - 2027


Economic Indicators
The Economic Indicators are infographics which present some key indicators on the Irish economy, and are published each month by the L&RS.

Economic Indicators October 2017 

Economic Indicators 2017


‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌L&RS Notes Series

Irish health expenditure: the comparative context

Published on 26th October 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This L&RS Note provides an overview of Irish health expenditure in a comparative context. This Note was first published in September 2013, and has now been updated with the most recent OECD data, which is for 2015. There are a variety of ways of measuring health spend, and the Note describes a number of the most widely used indicators.


Research Matters                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Written for Members of the 32nd Dail and 25th Seanad, this is a collection of impartial briefings by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service on selected key topics. The topics chosen feature key challenges for Irish society in 2016, across a wide range of topics including:

  • Housing and homelessness;                                                                                             

  • Brexit and why it matters to Ireland;                                                                                    

  • Corporation Tax;                                                                                                                

  • Agriculture in Ireland;    

  • Emergency department overcrowding – and many other topics.


Research Publications


Public Petitions

The Oireachtas Public Petitions System presents an important new avenue for individuals to participate in the democratic process. Through submitting petitions online and by post, members of the public will be able to take their policy concerns directly to the heart of the Oireachtas.

Members and Constituencies

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  • Deputies and Senators [1919 - today]
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Parliamentary Debates

Full text of the Parliamentary Debates; RSS feeds; XML files.


Parliamentary Committees

Committees advise on a wide range of legislative, social, economic and financial matters.



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