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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 21 Oct 2020: 3 topics were published, which include 38 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 16 Oct 2020: 9 topics were published, which include 52 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On European Union Affairs on Today, 21 Oct 2020.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 20 Oct 2020: 313 Parliamentary Questions answered.

Covid-19 information digest

Covid-19

Covid-19 information digest

Get quick links to recent debates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the latest research by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) and Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) on Covid-19.

Oireachtas TV special

Budget 2021 Special

Watch Budget 2021 coverage and analysis from Oireachtas TV. The programme includes interviews with the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath. Guests include Harry McGee, political correspondent, The Irish Times, Colette Brown, columnist, Irish Independent, Ian Talbot, CEO of Chambers Ireland and Prof. Stephen Kinsella, associate professor of economics, University of Limerick.

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Primary school teaching resource

The future is you - Democracy

Teaching primary schools SPHE? Help students explore the concept of democracy with this short animation about our democracy.

It's the first in a series of ten videos made specially for primary schools.

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

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

Press releases

21 Oct 2020, 16.38

Committee of Public Accounts to discuss C&AG’s accounts and reports for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

20 Oct 2020, 17.41

Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) to discuss C&AG’s Appropriation Accounts 2018 and 2019 for Department of Education

20 Oct 2020, 17.23

Joint Committee on Climate Action to continue Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020

20 Oct 2020, 17.21

Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment to discuss measures to support enterprise contained in Budget 2021

20 Oct 2020, 17.19

Oireachtas Committee to discuss healthcare workforce planning with INMO, IMO and IHCA

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.

Did you know?

The Dáil Chamber was originally built as the lecture theatre of the Royal Dublin Society and was opened as such in 1897. The room is octagonal in shape and its original seating capacity was 700.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

20 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 42 of 2020

16 Oct 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Regional Technical Colleges (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 128 of 2017

16 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020

No. 38 of 2020

13 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Railway Safety (Reporting And Investigation Of Serious Accidents, Accidents And Incidents Involving Certain Railways) Bill 2020

No. 41 of 2020