The Library & Research Service regularly produces research publications for Members of the Oireachtas. Selected papers and publications are published here. They are produced in portable document format (PDF) and require the use of Adobe Acrobat
The Fiscal Treaty - Briefing notes for Members
The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (Fiscal Compact Treaty)
The Library & Research Service publishes Spotlight once a month during sitting times. Each Spotlight provides an in-depth briefing on a single topic. Spotlight covers a variety of topical subjects of relevance to Members of the Oireachtas.
Spotlight Series - Localism in Irish politics and local government reform
No. 2 of 2013 (published February 2013)
This Spotlight considers how weak local government may contribtute to localism in Irish politics and how the Government’s programme of local government reform might affect the constituency workloads of parliamentarians.
Link to Spotlight series
Maps of Election Results
In the aftermath of the election of members to the 31st Dáil, the Oireachtas Library & Research Service produced a booklet for Oireachtas members that displays the results of the election through maps. To download the booklet or individual maps please click here.
Constituency profiles were prepared for Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service in January 2009. These profiles offer a detailed picture of the make-up of each constituency. The profiles include information on the size of the population, its age profile, the nationality, ethnicity and religion of the population and their education level. To access all 43 profiles and learn more about the project.