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Experimental Webcasting File Download  Service

We have two video file download services available:

  • One hour file download, files retained for two weeks
  • One day file download, files are retained permanently

Files are available in two formats:

  • WMV (Windows Media Player)
  • MP4 (MPEG4) from 31 January 2014

You may edit and transcode these files using various tools available on the Web.

Files may also be uploaded to YouTube.

Experimental One Hour File Download - WMV

NB Files retained for two weeks only.

In order to download a Webcast recording file, click on this link :


Select the file that you wish to download and right click and select "Save Target As..."

Once you have downloaded the files they can be edited and transcoded using a variety of tools.

Files are stored in the following directories:

  • Dail - Dáil
  • Seanad - Seanad
  • CR1 - Committee Room 1
  • CR2 - Committee Room 2
  • CR3 - Committee Room 3
  • CR4 - Committee Room 4

It is intended to provide the following Webcasting download service:

  • One hour files are written every 30 minutes.
  • There will be a 30 minute overlap between files.
  • Files are kept for two weeks.
  • Please note that the last two files may be locked as they are still being written.
  • Files are provided in Windows Media Player format.
  • The following naming convention is:
    e.g. Dail_20120306-10.00.wmv
    • forum =[Dail_ | Seanad_ | CR1_ | CR2_ | CR3_ | CR4_] (CR = Committee Room)
    • YY = Year
    • MM = Month
    • DD = Day
    • HH = Hour
    • MM = Minute
    • .wmv = WIndows Media Video

Experimental One Day File Download Service (Permanent Files) - WMV

This experimental service was launched on 17 December 2012.

You can download a full day's debate here :


Note these are large files - 5 GB or more.

The files are rolled over at 09.00 every morning.  If the file is not satisfactory, it will be replaced with a backup file, or a new file may have to be generated from the Broadcasting Unit's archive and this can take a few days.

The current day's file is not accessible as it is still being written.

Experimental One Hour and Full Day File Download Service - MP4

This experimental service was launched on 31 January 2014.

You can download a one hour or a one day debate here :


If you have any difficulties with this service please send an email to edemocracy@oireachtas.ie

This service is provided in association with HEAnet, Ireland's National Education and Research Network.