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Safe as Houses?

Safe as Houses?

Housing Committee report calls for increased Building Regulations, Building Control and Consumer Protection

PAC publishes periodic report

PAC publishes periodic report

The report covers Sept/Oct 2017 meetings with An Garda, HIQA, IDA, TII, TUSLA and HSE

Committee Report

Committee Report

The committee has completed its review of the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on the eighth amendment of the Constitution.

Interim Report

Interim Report

Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare publishes interim report



Oireachtas to commemorate centenary of women in parliamentary politics


‌‌‌‌‌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.


Constituency dashboards

Constituency dashboards provide an interactive online visualisation of Census 2016 data for each Dáil constituency. They are a great way to get the information you need about your constituency.

Find out more about constituency dashboards


Latest Publications 



Current Health Insurance Risk Equalisation System

L&RS InfoGraphics

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 Indicator January 2018


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.

L&RS Notes 2017


Home Care for Older People – Seven Policy Challenges
No. 1 of 2018 (Published in January 2018)
The home is commonly considered the most desirable place for older people in need of care to receive it.  Due to population ageing and other demographic factors, the share of paid home care is growing. Currently, this developing sector is largely unregulated and lacks a national policy framework.  However, the Department of Health is undertaking a consultation to inform plans for “a new statutory scheme for home care services”.  This Spotlight provides an overview of the operation of the home care sector in Ireland and identifies a number of current policy and legislative challenges.

Post-enactment scrutiny (PeS) by Parliament
No.1 of 2017 (Published in December 2017)
This Spotlight uses expert literature on legislative scrutiny, and the experience of other parliaments, to outline the purpose and potential benefits of post-enactment scrutiny, parliament’s role in post-enactment scrutiny, the conditions under which it is most likely to be effective, and how best to approach post-enactment scrutiny both with respect to the process and the actual focus of a post-enactment review.

Spotlight 2013 - 2017


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

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Parliamentary Committees

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



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