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Electoral Commission

Electoral Commission

Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht - Public Consultation on an Electoral Commission in Ireland

Banking Inquiry

Banking Inquiry

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

Petitions Committee

Petitions Committee

Direct Provision System must be made subject to Ombudsman and FOI Acts: Report

Europe Day 2015

Europe Day 2015

The Ceann Comhairle launches Europe Day 2015 in Leinster House

Finance Committee

Finance Committee

Met with Commissioner Katainen on 21 May on EU Investment Plan and how Ireland can benefit.

Disability Act 2005

Disability Act 2005

The Justice Committee is inviting submissions on the Disability Act 2005 and associated policy.

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.

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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

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


 

Votes

Votes in the Dáil

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  • 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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