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Seanad Order Paper (Wed) ()

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) ()

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

The Dáil Order Paper is available in digital format on the Dail Business website.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 25 May 2022: 11 topics were published, which include 57 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 25 May 2022: 9 topics were published, which include 34 speakers and divisions of the House.


Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On International Surrogacy on Thu, 19 May 2022.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 24 May 2022: 612 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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


In 2022 we mark the centenary of Seanad Éireann, the Upper House of Ireland's Parliament. The Seanad held its first public sitting on 11 December 1922 in Leinster House.


Oireachtas TV Debates | EU Special

This month we present an EU Special from the May plenary in the European Parliament marking 50 years of Ireland in the EU, with six Irish MEPs. We interview the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola and speak to two witnesses of the war in Ukraine. The highly anticipated Conference on the Future of Europe was also discussed.

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Press releases

25 May 2022, 17.35

Committee of Public Accounts to examine 2020 Appropriation Accounts for Department of Health and the 2020 Financial Statements of HSE

25 May 2022, 17.05

Committee to begin series of hearings from leading figures behind Good Friday Agreement

25 May 2022, 16.30

Joint Committee on Public Petitions to resume consideration of petition to ban herbicides in public areas

25 May 2022, 15.15

Joint Committee on International Surrogacy to discuss the potential for double standards in the protection afforded mothers in domestic arrangements and separately the Verona Principles

25 May 2022, 14.53

Gender Equality Committee to discuss recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality regarding Care and Social Protection

Constitution of Ireland, 11 May 1937

In 1937, the Government brought forward the draft of a new Constitution to replace the Constitution of the Irish Free State of 1922. In this Second Stage debate the President of the Dáil, Éamon de Valera, outlines the provisions of the Constitution. Bunreacht na hÉireann was put to a plebicite on the day of the general election, 1 July 1937, and was enacted in December of that year.

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.

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

Leinster House

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

24 May 2022

Before Seanad Éireann

National Minimum Wage (Payment of Interns) Bill 2022

No. 57 of 2022

24 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2022

No. 42 of 2022

24 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Dereliction and Building Regeneration Bill 2022

No. 58 of 2022

23 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Ceathrú Chultúir 1916 Bill 2021

No. 36 of 2021