June 2013

Parliamentary Fellowship of the Houses of the Oireachtas

To mark the 90th Anniversary of the first sitting of Dáil Éireann in 2009, the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission decided to award the inaugural Parliamentary Fellowship of the Houses of the Oireachtas.

The Fellowship was designed to:

  • Advance the study of and contribute to scholarship on the Houses of the Oireachtas;
  • Promote knowledge and understanding of the history and workings of the Houses of the Oireachtas.
Recipients

Dr. Gavin Barrett was awarded the Parliamentary Fellowship for 2010-2011 and produced the following report in fulfilment of the award: A History of Oireachtas Involvement in European Union Affairs  

Dr. Brian Hunt was the inaugural Parliamentary Fellow (2009 - 2010) and prepared the following report in fulfilment of the award: The Role of the Houses of the Oireachtas in the Scrutiny of Legislation