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Situation in Gaza

Situation in Gaza

The situation in Gaza – The Middle East Peace Process: Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade 2.30 p.m. 3 September 2014

Albert Reynolds

Albert Reynolds

1932 - 2014

Culture Night 2014

Culture Night 2014

Register now for a unique Leinster House experience on 19 September

Ministers of State

Ministers of State

Dáil 15 July 2014: Announcement of change of Ministers

The Courts

The Courts

Dáil and Seanad 16 July 2014: Court of Appeal Bill 2014

Finance Committee

Finance Committee

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

Have your say

Have your say

The EU Affairs Committee invites public submissions on the Europe 2020 Strategy

Banking Crisis

Banking Crisis

Read more about the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis

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.

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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

Guide to researching Members of the Oireachtas

(May 2014) - Researching past & present Members

The L&RS has updated its guide to online and print resources for researching past & present Members.  This is a useful starting point for anyone wishing to source biographical information on a Member of the Oireachtas.

CAP Reform

(Nov 2013) - Joint Oireachtas\UK parliamentary research paper on the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy 2014 - 2020 (pdf)

This paper sets out the reactions and emerging implementation decisions of Ireland and also the four countries of the UK (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England) in relation to the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform package for 2014-2020.

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

Members Chronology

Details of all TDs and Senators [1919 - today]

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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

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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.



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