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Housing and Homelessness

Housing and Homelessness

The Committee on Housing and Homelessness has commenced its work

2016 Dáil Election Results in Detail

2016 Dáil Election Results in Detail

Full breakdown of February's election results and transfer of votes

Dáil Reform

Dáil Reform

Interim report from the sub-committee on Dáil Reform has been published

1916 Proclamation Exhibition

1916 Proclamation Exhibition

Signatories of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic - 1916: A Parliamentary Exhibition of State Art

Ireland & 'Brexit'

Ireland & 'Brexit'

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

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.

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Research Matters

Election Results infographic
This Infographic outlines key statistics from results of General Election 2016. It is in both English and Irish.

2016 General Election map booklet
The Oireachtas Library & Research Service has produced a short booklet for Oireachtas members that displays the results of the 2016 General election through maps. To download the booklet or individual maps please click here

D’Hondt system for allocation of parliamentary positions
Published 22 March 2016
This L&RS Note outlines how the D’Hondt system works, provides examples of where it is used and describes how it is used in Northern Ireland for the allocation of ministries in the Executive and committee chairs in the Assembly. It also provides a worked example of how D’Hondt could be used to allocate committee chairs in the 32nd Dáil based on the election results (February 2016).

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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.

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Votes in the Dáil

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