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Business Papers

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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 21 Jun 2018: 28 topics were published, which include 47 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 21 Jun 2018: 2 topics were published, which include 14 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee on Health [Select Committee] on Wed, 20 Jun 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 21 Jun 2018: 192 Parliamentary Questions answered.

There are 158 Members (called Deputies or TDs) of Dáil Éireann.

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

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.

Decriminalisation of homosexuality

25th Anniversary

Decriminalisation of homosexuality

It is 25 years since the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993 was passed. The Houses of the Oireachtas marked this important turning point with apologies in the Dáil and Seanad for the harm caused to people by the laws repealed in 1993.

Small and medium business - how can we help them thrive?

The Seanad Public Consultation Committee plans to create an integrated national strategy proposal document supporting the fostering, growth and sustainability of indigenous Irish SMEs.
Organisations and individuals are invited to contribute by sending written submissions to the Committee.

Press releases

20 Jun 2018, 16.02

Media Notice: Running Order for EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s Address to Joint Sitting of Dáil & Seanad Éireann

20 Jun 2018, 15.40

Passport Office to accompany Department of Foreign Affairs at PAC meeting tomorrow

20 Jun 2018, 14.14

Education Committee to examine the management and operations of Caranua

20 Jun 2018, 12.20

Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss latest Christian Aid Tax Report

20 Jun 2018, 12.01

Finance Committee continues hearings on banking sector with AIB CEO

Did you know?

In 1979 Máire Geoghegan-Quinn became the first woman to hold an Irish Cabinet post following the foundation of the State in 1922.

On this question of my alleged courage in the lonely battle I had, I did not have any courage and it was not a lonely battle. It was enormous fun but there was agony, misery and shame before that.
David Norris, Seanad Éireann, 29 June 1993

Recently considered Bills and Acts

21 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Urban Regeneration and Housing (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 63 of 2018

21 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 143 of 2017

21 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Irish Coast guard Authority Bill 2018

No. 64 of 2018

20 Jun 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016

No. 58 of 2016