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Dáil Order Paper (Wed) ()

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) ()

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) ()

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

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

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 7 Dec 2021: 35 topics were published, which include 71 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 7 Dec 2021: 17 topics were published, which include 37 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Health on Tue, 7 Dec 2021.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 7 Dec 2021: 41 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Treaty Debates

State of Flux | Part One

In case you missed it, here's another chance to watch part one of our two-part drama documentary, State of Flux. Actors delve into the lives of three of the key figures from the period to create a dramatic re-enactment of the most important discussion in the history of Irish politics.

Part two will air at 9pm on Monday, 13 December on Oireachtas TV.

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Highlights of 2021

Oireachtas TV Debates | December

Take a look back at some of the biggest discussions from both the Houses of the Oireachtas and the EU institutions.

Highlights include the Budget, the Northern Ireland Protocol and the historic introduction of carbon budgets in Ireland and the potential impact of climate action.

This edition also discusses the Conference on the Future of Europe with Ireland's Ambassador to the EU, Thomas Hanney.

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Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

L&RS

Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

The annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence take place from 25 November to 10 December.

The Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published parts one and two of its three-part series on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. Part three will discuss strategies to address gender-based violence.

Careers in the Houses of the Oireachtas Service

We wish to recruit a Parliamentary Education Officer (Assistant Principal Higher) to guide the development, delivery and support of our education programme.

We are seeking an experienced post-primary teacher with a good understanding of the Irish education system.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 December 2021.

Public consultation: Guardian ad litem system

The General Scheme of the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2021 provides for reform of the guardian ad litem system.

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 1pm on Friday, 17 December 2021.

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.

Press releases

8 Dec 2021, 11.15

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to hold separate meetings with fishing industry representatives and Minister McConalogue

8 Dec 2021, 10.55

Joint Committee on Justice to discuss begin pre-legislative scrutiny of Garda Síochána (Powers) Bill 2021

8 Dec 2021, 08.53

Health Committee to meet Health Minister Stephen Donnelly to discuss abortion legislation review

7 Dec 2021, 17.15

Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform and Taoiseach to meet with Central Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank

7 Dec 2021, 16.50

Joint Committee on Transport and Communications to discuss Covid testing for international travel into and out of Ireland

Did you know?

In 1914, the RDS established the Radium Institute in Leinster House, and it was here that John Joly developed the first effective radiation treatment for cancer known as the “Dublin method”.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

8 Dec 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Appropriation Bill 2021

No. 157 of 2021

7 Dec 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Dublin Bay Bill 2021

No. 158 of 2021

2 Dec 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Finance (European Stability Mechanism and Single Resolution Fund) Bill 2021

No. 106 of 2021

2 Dec 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 151 of 2021