Dáil Éireann schedule

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Today, 28 May 2020

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  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 20 May at 12 noon.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 20 May at 12 noon.

  • 12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Order of Business

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Minister for Finance and Questions and Answers on Covid-19

    14.20

    14.20

    Dáil live stream

     Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and Questions and Answers on Covid-19

    16.40

    16.40

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection and Questions and Answers on Covid-19

    19.00

    19.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Minister for Education and Skills and Questions and Answers on Covid-19

    21.00

    21.00

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil adjourns

  • 12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Motion without debate: Motion regarding written Parliamentary Questions for answer by the Minister for Health

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statement and Questions and Answer to the Taoiseach

    14.00

    14.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Minister for Health and Questions and Answers on Covid-19

    16.20

    16.20

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht on Covid-19 as it relates to Heritage

    18.40

    18.40

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by Ministers in relation to outbreaks of Covid-19 in meat processing plants and Questions and Answers in relation to outbreaks in meat processing plants

    20.40

    20.40

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil adjourns

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 27 May at 12 noon.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 27 May at 12 noon.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 27 May at 12 noon.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 27 May at 12 noon.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 27 May at 12 noon.

  • 12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Order of Business (not exceeding 30 minutes)

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statements and Questions and Answers to the Taoiseach (Item No 5)

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Motion without debate: Motion re Presentation and Circulation of Revised Estimate for Public Service [Vote 37] (Item No 4)

    15.18

    15.18

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Minister for Health and Questions and Answers on Covid-19 (Item No 6)

    17.38

    17.38

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government on Covid-19 as it relates to Local Government followed by Questions and Answers (Item No 7)

    19.58

    19.58

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment on COVID-19 followed by Questions and Answers (Item No 8)

    21.58

    21.58

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil adjourns

  • 12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Motion without debate: motion re arrangements for Parliamentary Questions (Item No. 4a)

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Revised Estimate for Public Services 2020 [Vote 37] (Item No. 4b)

    14.20

    14.20

    Dáil live stream

    Revised Estimate for Public Services 2020 [Vote 37]

    16.40

    16.40

    Dáil live stream

    Revised Estimate for Public Services 2020 [Vote 37]

    18.40

    18.40

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil adjourns

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

Seanad Éireann schedule

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  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

Schedule of meetings

Previous day

Today, 28 May 2020

Next day
  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

  • 11.00

    Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

    Dail Chamber

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  • 11.00

    Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

    Dail Chamber

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

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Business Papers
Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 28 May 2020: 3 topics were published, which include 33 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 27 Mar 2020: 9 topics were published, which include 24 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Special Committee On Covid-19 Response on Tue, 26 May 2020.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 27 May 2020: 757 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

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.

Neutrality, 28 May 1940

Notable debates

Neutrality, 28 May 1940

"We are a small people, but if we are true to ourselves, and courageously defend our rights, with God's help we shall survive the present dangers as we and our fathers survived no less grievous ones in the past."

In the display case

Digital exhibition

In the display case

With most staff working from home due to Covid-19, this month's display of historical documents is digital only. You can see this month's pick, and browse through previous displays, online in our Visit & Learn section.

The documents are displayed by the Oireachtas Library, which holds a collection of historical documents dating from the 16th century.

Press releases

25 May 2020, 14.53

Special Committee on Covid 19 Response to discuss nursing homes and direct provision centres

18 May 2020, 15.56

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response to hear from witnesses over three sessions

11 May 2020, 12.18

Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response to meet for first time

7 May 2020, 07.25

Dáil Committee on Procedure considers report from Professor David Farrell re Dáil voting system

5 May 2020, 19.13

Dáil Business Committee agrees establishment of Special Covid-19 Committee and resumption of most written Parliamentary Questions

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.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

27 Mar 2020

Enacted

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020

No. 2 of 2020

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020

No. 4 of 2020

20 Mar 2020

Enacted

Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020

No. 1 of 2020

Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020

No. 3 of 2020

14 Jan 2020

Lapsed

Defence (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 2 of 2020

1 Jan 2020

Lapsed

Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 1 of 2020