The Oireachtas (National Parliament) consists of the President and two Houses: Dáil Éireann (the House of Representatives) and Seanad Éireann (the Senate)
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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.
The L&RS Online catalogue (OPAC) is now available. Encompassing all documents laid in the Leinster House library since 1922, it provides access to one of the largest digital archives in the State. Access catalogue. Three online exhibitions are also available. Maps and Mapping, Ireland and the Crown and Building Modern Ireland illustrate the range and depth of material within the historical collections.
The Justice Committee is seeking submissions in relation to its proposed study on the feasibility of introducing a Community Courts system in Ireland. Closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday 10 January 2014. Already established in a number of countries, community courts take a problem-solving justice approach to dealing with what are considered minor crimes.