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Electoral Commission

Electoral Commission

Report in preparation, Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht

Banking Inquiry

Banking Inquiry

The Nexus phase continues this week with engagement with key witnesses.

Ireland & 'Brexit'

Ireland & 'Brexit'

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

Justice Committee

Justice Committee

Have your say on drug policy review, Civil Liability Bill and Victims of Crime legislation.

Health Committee

Health Committee

Committee launches report which outlines steps to lower medical indemnity costs



Reports on HSE Procurement and Fishery Harbour Centres

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

Pre-legislative scrutiny (PLS) by parliament
No. 8 of 2014
This Spotlight uses expert literature on legislative scrutiny and the experience of scrutiny in other parliaments to outline the purpose of pre-legislative scrutiny and the conditions under which it is most likely to be effective. It considers the approaches to, and the focus of, pre-legislative scrutiny in the Houses of the Oireachtas and other parliaments before outlining some of the possible impacts.

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.

Visit our on-line exhibitions:

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


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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