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Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Seanad 3.00 pm Wednesday 17 December 2014 Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2014 – Committee, Report, and Final Stages

Banking Inquiry

Banking Inquiry

9.30 on 18 December 2014: Rob Wright, the former Canadian Deputy Minister of Finance and author of the report, Strengthening the Capacity of the Department of Finance

Budget 2014

Budget 2014

Dáil Wednesday 17 September 2014: Appropriation Bill 2014 - Appropriation of sums voted for supply services, totalling €42,657,904,000

Budget Statements

Budget Statements

Ministers' Budget 2015 Statements

Farm Safety

Farm Safety

The Seanad Public Consultation Committee invites submissions on farm safety

Water Services Bill

Water Services Bill

Dáil Wednesday 17 December 2014: Water Services Bill 2014 - Committee, Report, and Final stages

Garda Siochana

Garda Siochana

Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality 10.30 Wednesday 17 December 2014 - Report of the Working Group on Review of Firearms Licensing [Officials from the Department of Justice and Equality and Representatives from An Garda Síochána]

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.

EU Affairs Committee

EU Affairs Committee

New report calls for voting rights of Irish abroad

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

Six-Monthly Listing of S.I.s -  January to June 2014
Statutory Instruments are a form of 'secondary legislation' which allow Government Ministers or agencies/bodies such as the Revenue Commissioners to legislate in respect of the minor or day to day details arising from the operation of a primary piece of legislation (i.e. an Act).

Statutory Instruments typically take the form of orders (i.e. Ministerial Orders) and regulations, and can be used to do a number of things, including transposing EU Directives.

On average over 600 SIs are laid before the Houses each year.

The first list covering January to June 2014 can be accessed here

eDocuments Laid Weekly Title List 2014

CAP Reform 2014-20 (updated)


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.

Economic Indicator No. 9 (25th November 2014)
November No. 9 of 2014

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.

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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

The Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis was formally established in November 2014 under the Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Act 2013 to inquire into the reasons Ireland experienced a systemic banking crisis. Information and proceedings can be accessed here: http://inquiries.oireachtas.ie/banking/


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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