In 2015, the Houses of the Oireachtas launched the new Oireachtas Online Education Programme. The objective of this service is to provide relevant and up-to-date information to all students about our parliamentary and political system. You can learn about democracy, the importance of your vote, the need for rules and laws and much more through engaging videos and class activities. Click on the tab to discover more information.
The following Oireachtas debates are from turning points in Irish history, and illustrate prevailing attitudes to various topics of the day. The extracts also include humorous exchanges between Members, as well as visits by foreign Heads of State. Click on the tab to read more fascintating debates.
The glossary helps you understand the parliamentary terms and jargon that is used in the Houses of the Oireachtas. Click on the tab to learn more.