Welcome to the Houses of the Oireachtas

Education Programme

Education Programme

Our engaging online programme helps demystify how Ireland's parliamentary system works

Plain English Guide

Plain English Guide

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

Ireland & 'Brexit'

Ireland & 'Brexit'

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

Banking Inquiry

Banking Inquiry

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

OECD Review Report

OECD Review Report

OECD Report presented to the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett TD, on how Parliament can review its involvement in budgetary oversight

Legislative Observatory 1992 - 2015

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

Migration and Refugee CrisisThis L&RS Note aims to provides Members with information on the following aspects of the current migration and refugee crises: current humanitarian crises; the terminology of seeking protection; the EU response to the current crises; Ireland’s response; and additional L&RS resources on these, and related, issues.

See all 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

Find my Constituency / TD / Senator

Use your current location, or enter your address, or use a map to find:

  • Deputies and Senators [1919 - today]
  • Constituencies and Panels
  • Political Parties


Parliamentary Debates

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



Votes in the Dáil

  • Votes (divisions) are displayed by:
    • Date
    • Member
    • Political Party
  • XML files are available


Parliamentary Inquiries

Parliamentary Committees

Each House may form select committees.

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