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Banking Inquiry

Banking Inquiry

Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis 9.30 a.m. 21 January 2015 Hearing: Mr. Klaus Regling and Professor Philip Lane.

Luas Cross City

Luas Cross City

Joint Committee on Transport and Communications: Luas Cross City Line 25 Nov 2015

Oireachtas TV

Oireachtas TV

Our new parliamentary TV channel is now available on UPC 207 and Sky 574

Land Use Report

Land Use Report

The Agriculture Committee is calling for policy to optimise Ireland’s land use in coming decades.

Health Committee

Health Committee

A Committee report calls for a robust and consistent approach to concussion in sport.

EU Affairs Committee

EU Affairs Committee

New report calls for voting rights for Irish abroad

Petrol Stretching

Petrol Stretching

Joint Committee on Transport and Communications 11.15 a.m. 21 January 2015 Addressing the issue of Petrol Stretching

Firearms Licensing

Firearms Licensing

Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Hearings on submissions received in relation to the review of firearms licensing 10.00 am 21 January 2014

Legislative Observatory 1992 - 2014

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

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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