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Children and Youth Affairs Report

Children and Youth Affairs Report

Report on the Working Conditions of the Early Years Education and Care Sector 2017

PAC launches report

PAC launches report

Examination of matters in relation to Financial Procedures at Garda College, Templemore

Straitéis Chumarsáide 2017-2019

Straitéis Chumarsáide 2017-2019

Tithe an Oireachtais-Straitéis Chumarsáide 2017-2019

Communications Strategy 2017-2019

Communications Strategy 2017-2019

An Open Parliament for the People:informing and engaging the public

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Legislative Observatory 1992 - 2017

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Election Results infographic
This Infographic outlines key statistics from results of General Election 2016. It is in both English and Irish. ‌
The Oireachtas Library & Research Service has produced a short booklet for Oireachtas members that displays the results of the 2016 General election through maps. To download the booklet or individual maps please click here

Pay-by-weight waste charges: worth the weight?
Published on 06th June 2017
This L&RS Note provides a background to Irish and European Union (EU) waste management law and policy. As waste is a large, technical and complex area, this research paper  focuses on waste law and policy relevant to municipal waste, which includes household waste.‌  

Assisted Decision Making
Published on May 16th 2017
This Note looks at the reforming legislation that is the Assisted Decision- Making (Capacity) Act 2015. The overall objective of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 is to put in place a modern legislative framework to support those with capacity difficulties and which complies with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

Economic Indicators June 2017    

The Economics Indicators are drafted by economists in the Oireachtas Library and Research Service and look at key indicators in relation to the Irish economy.Produced at the end of each month, Economics Indicators has been relaunched in April 2016 as an infographic series which looks at key indicators of the Irish economy.  

Government Gross Voted Expenditure (Current & Capital Ceilings) (2017)

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