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Business Papers

No business papers were published today.

The Dáil Order Paper has moved to a digital-only format. It is available on the Dáil Business website.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 12 May 2022: 36 topics were published, which include 125 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 12 May 2022: 9 topics were published, which include 29 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Select Committee On Finance, Public Expenditure And Reform, And Taoiseach on Wed, 11 May 2022.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 12 May 2022: 362 Parliamentary Questions answered.

There are 160 Members (called Deputies or TDs) of Dáil Éireann.

There are 60 Members (called Senators) in Seanad Éireann.

Minority voices, major change: an exhibition

More than 835 individuals have taken their seat in Seanad Éireann since 1922. Collectively they've represented a broad church. Learn more about 26 of these senators and the causes they championed.

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Oireachtas TV Debates | April

This month we discuss the upcoming anniversary of 50 Years of EU membership with the former Irish Ambassador to the EU Rory Montgomery, Euronews corespondent Shona Murray and Dr. Mary C. Murphy from UCC. Later we discuss the recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

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Press releases

11 May 2022, 17.12

Joint Committee on Education, Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science has agreed its Report on Leaving Certificate Reform and the need for a new Senior Cycle

11 May 2022, 17.00

Committee of Public Accounts to examine 2020 Financial Statements with University of Limerick and matters highlighted by the C&AG

11 May 2022, 16.48

Joint Committee on Health to meet to discuss the details of the proposed new National Maternity Hospital

11 May 2022, 16.38

Disability Matters Committee to discuss employment and the UNCPRD with representatives from the Central Remedial Clinic and Social Farming Ireland

11 May 2022, 16.30

Joint Committee on Public Petitions to consider petition to ban herbicides in public areas

Public consultation: General Scheme of a Mother and Baby Institutions Payment Scheme Bill

The General Scheme of a Mother and Baby Institutions Payment Scheme Bill has been published.

The Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth invites written submissions on the proposed Bill from interested people and groups.

The closing date is 1 pm on Friday, 06 May 2022.

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

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Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

Ireland is a parliamentary democracy. The National Parliament (Oireachtas) consists of the President and two Houses: Dáil Éireann (House of Representatives) and Seanad Éireann (the Senate) whose functions and powers derive from the Constitution of Ireland enacted by the people on 1 July 1937. The Houses of the Oireachtas are situated at Leinster House, Dublin.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

12 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 74 of 2021

11 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Garda Síochána (Compensation) Bill 2021

No. 50 of 2021

11 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Consumer Rights Bill 2022

No. 44 of 2022

10 May 2022

Before Seanad Éireann

Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022

No. 3 of 2022

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