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Banking Inquiry

Banking Inquiry

Public hearings have concluded and the final report of the Inquiry is due to be published on 30 January.

Ireland & 'Brexit'

Ireland & 'Brexit'

Read Joint Committee on EU Affairs's Report into the possible implications of 'Brexit' on Ireland

Plain English Guide

Plain English Guide

Our easy-to-read guide explaining how the Houses of the Oireachtas work

Legislative Observatory 1992 - 2015

Detailed information is available on-line 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; links to debates on bills are also provided.

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.

Research Publications

Latest Publications

eDocuments Laid Weekly Title List

The first Six-Monthly Listing of S.I.s covering January to June 2014 can be accessed here

Ireland’s Minerals Exploration and Mining Policy
This L&RS Note provides the context to Ireland’s minerals exploration and mining policy. It outlines the historical and policy background to minerals exploration and mining in Ireland. The Note also introduces the purpose of the Minerals Development Bill 2015.

Contracting for Employment Services: JobPath in Context
This L&RS Note outlines details on JobPath. It begins by charting its origins before presenting recent trends in long-term unemployment figures. The Note then proceeds to outline how the JobPath process will operate for those referred to it. It concludes by outlining learning emerging about the use of contracting out in the provision of employment services in other countries.

Previous Research publications


Online Catalogue & Collections

The L&RS online catalogue enables you to search for and find digital items from our Documents Laid and Historical Collections.

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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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Parliamentary Debates

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Votes in the Dáil

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Banking Inquiry

Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis (Ordered November 2014):


Parliamentary Committees

Each House may form select committees.

Joint committees consist of select committees of each house sitting and voting together.


Parliamentary Inquiries

Details of a number of historical Parliamentary Inquiries are now available including Demise of Certain State Mining Rights [1936]; Northern Ireland Relief [1972]; Events of 11 to 15 November 1994 [1995]; Certain Revenue Matters [1999]; Mini CTC [2001]; Abbeylara [2001].



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