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Seanad Order Paper (Tue) ()

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Dáil Question Paper (Tue)

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 Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 12 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

16 May 2022, 18.04

Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth to discuss the response by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth to the Ukrainian crisis

16 May 2022, 16.50

Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage to discuss updates on local government audit reports

16 May 2022, 14.43

Sub-Committee on Mental Health chaired by Senator Frances Black meets to discuss eating disorders

16 May 2022, 14.13

Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to continue its examination on the Future Funding of Higher Education

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

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

Consumer Rights Bill 2022

No. 44 of 2022

11 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Garda Síochána (Compensation) Bill 2021

No. 50 of 2021

11 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Consumer Credit (Amendment) Bill 2022

No. 27 of 2022

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