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Business Papers

No business papers were published today.

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

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 19 May 2022: 41 topics were published, which include 119 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 19 May 2022: 11 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, 19 May 2022: 406 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 | 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

21 May 2022, 14.03

Working visit to Ukraine by Mr. Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann and Mr. Mark Daly, Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann

20 May 2022, 14.12

Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement expresses grave concern over British proposals on legacy

18 May 2022, 18.00

Disability Matters Committee to discuss employment and the UNCPRD with SOLAS, Independent Living Movement Ireland and the National Learning Network

18 May 2022, 16.11

Joint Committee on Transport and Communications visit Shannon Airport and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA)

18 May 2022, 15.11

Gender Equality Committee to discuss norms and stereotypes in education with the Minister for Education Norma Foley

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.

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

19 May 2022

Before Seanad Éireann

National Minimum Wage (Payment of Interns) Bill 2022

No. 57 of 2022

19 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Garda Síochána (Compensation) Bill 2021

No. 50 of 2021

18 May 2022

Before Seanad Éireann

Quality in Public Procurement (Contract Preparation and Award Criteria) Bill 2021

No. 32 of 2021

18 May 2022

Before Seanad Éireann

Planning and Development (Built Heritage Protection) Bill 2022

No. 56 of 2022

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