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Concert Hall

Concert Hall

Draft National Cultural Institutions (National Concert Hall) Bill 2014 - Joint Committee on the Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht Tuesday 29 September 2014 2.15 p.m.

Satellite Data

Satellite Data

Proposal on the dissemination of Earth observation satellite data for commercial purposes - Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Tuesday 30 September 2014 1.30 pm

Oireachtas TV

Oireachtas TV

A new dedicated parliamentary television channel, Oireachtas TV, is now available on UPC 207 and Sky 574.

Banking Crisis

Banking Crisis

On 26 September the Committee submitted its proposal to the CPPs of both Houses.

Finance Committee

Finance Committee

The Committee is calling for sustainability and consistency of approach key to addressing mortgage arrears

Forestry Bill 2013

Forestry Bill 2013

Forestry Bill 2013 - Second Stage (Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine) Seanad 1.00 pm Wednesday 1 October 2014

Tobacco Packaging

Tobacco Packaging

Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2014 (Seanad) - Second Stage (Resumed) Dáil Wednesday 1 October 2014 after 10.45

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 2014

Sanctions for Misconduct in Judicial Office
No. 7 of 2014 (Published in August 2014)
This Spotlight provides an overview of the process by which misconduct in judicial office is dealt with in Ireland and in a number of other jurisdictions. The Spotlight sets out the Constitutional position of the Irish judiciary who may only be removed from office for ‘stated misbehaviour’ or ‘incapacity’. In the vast majority of cases, there is currently no means to deal with misconduct in judicial office which does not amount to ‘stated misbehaviour’ in Ireland. For comparative purposes, this Spotlight describes the procedures for the removal and discipline of judges in other common law jurisdictions. A brief overview is also provided of the relevant procedures in Scotland and South Africa, both of which have mixed legal systems.

Issues and Context – Government Reform of Planning Legislation
No.6 of 2014 (Published July 2014)
This Spotlight provides a summary of the Mahon Tribunal’s recommendations and explores other issues which are anticipated in forthcoming legislation on planning (Planning Bill 2014 Spring/summer Legislative Programme C List).  These issues include, the introduction of a Planning Regulator, further transparency and efficiencies within the planning system, changes to Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (social and affordable housing) and the significance of Irish Water in planning matters. This Spotlight has been authored by Downey Planning.

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.

Directory of Members

Details of all TDs and Senators [1919 - today] including:

  • Dáil Constituencies
  • Seanad Panels
  • Political Parties


Parliamentary Debates

The full text of the Parliamentary Debates is available for browsing and searching by date, member, and topic. RSS feeds by topic are provided.  XML files are also available.



Votes in the Dáil

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


Parliamentary Inquiries

From the archives - documents relating to a number of parliamentary inquiries are  now available on-line including:


Parliamentary Committees

Each House may form select committees.

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