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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 13 May 2021: 43 topics were published, which include 134 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 11 May 2021: 10 topics were published, which include 47 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 13 May 2021.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 13 May 2021: 479 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Oireachtas TV debate | May edition

On Europe Day, Oireachtas TV Debates spoke to the Ceann Comhairle about the significance of EU membership in Ireland. Flor MacCarthy was also joined by Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the EU, Thomas Hanney, and guests Professor Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, and Naomi O’Leary, Europe correspondent with The Irish Times.

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Birth information - public consultation

The Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration invites submissions on the General Scheme of the Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2021.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Wednesday, 9 June 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

13 May 2021, 15.00

Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration invites written submissions on General Scheme of the Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2021

12 May 2021, 16.16

Mental Health Committee to discuss depression supports with Pieta and Aware

12 May 2021, 15.54

Joint Committee on Disability Matters to discuss the withdrawal of occupational therapies from schools and the Progressing Disability Service Model with HSE

12 May 2021, 15.23

Committee of Public Accounts to examine 2019 Financial Statements of An Bord Pleanala

11 May 2021, 18.54

EU Affairs Committee to engage with members of the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for the Executive Office

Did you know?

The shortest Dáil in the history of the State was the 5th Dáil, following the general election of June 1927, which lasted only 98 days.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

17 May 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 76 of 2021

13 May 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 76 of 2020

13 May 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Education (Leaving Certificate 2021) (Accredited Grades) Bill 2021

No. 54 of 2021

13 May 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021

No. 55 of 2021