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Dáil Question Paper (Thur)

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:

Today, 20 Jan 2022: 32 topics were published, which include 67 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 20 Jan 2022: 10 topics were published, which include 31 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Environment And Climate Action on Tue, 18 Jan 2022.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Today, 20 Jan 2022: 38 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

L&RS

Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

The Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published a three-part series on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (GBV).

The series covers:

  • The prevalence of GBV and its key causes and risk factors
  • Measures to address GBV in Ireland
  • National strategies to address GBV across Europe.

Careers

Would you like to work in the Houses of the Oireachtas Catering Service?

We are seeking applications for the following positions:
:: Kitchen porter
:: Food services team member
:: Chef de partie

The closing date is 5pm on Friday, 28 January

Public consultation: Assisted decision making

The General Scheme of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2021 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 has been extended to 5pm on Monday, 24 January 2022.

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ISL content and programming survey

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The Treaty Debates

The Illustrated London News coverage of the opening of the Treaty Debates in Dublin on 14 December 1921 | © Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Treaty Debates

In 1921 and 1922 we mark the centenary of the Dáil debates on the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

The discussion on the Treaty was the most significant debate in the history of the Dáil. It was a crucial moment in Ireland’s history that set a new path for Ireland.

Oireachtas TV

In Our Own Words

This documentary focuses on the story of Irish women’s struggle for equality and representation in the political sphere, told exclusively through the first-hand testimony of the women involved.

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Press releases

19 Jan 2022, 17.15

Committee of Public Accounts to meet with representatives of RTE and Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

19 Jan 2022, 16.15

Joint Committee on Public Petitions to meet with Defence Forces Ombudsman

19 Jan 2022, 11.35

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to discuss cost and supply of fertiliser in the European Union with officials from European Commission

18 Jan 2022, 17.25

Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform and Taoiseach to discuss Covid-19 payments and sale of AIB shares with Minister for Finance

18 Jan 2022, 17.05

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media to discuss EU Digital Services Package and the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill

Did you know?

The first meeting of Dáil Éireann occurred on 21 January 1919 in the Round Room of the Mansion House, now the home of Dublin’s Lord Mayor.

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

About the Oireachtas

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

1 Dec 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Workplace Ventilation (Covid-19) Bill 2021

No. 123 of 2021

19 Jan 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022

No. 3 of 2022

12 Jan 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Regulation of Providers of Building Works Bill 2022

No. 2 of 2022

7 Jan 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Higher Education Authority Bill 2022

No. 1 of 2022