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  • Seanad live stream

    COVID-19 Update

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access.

    Seanad live stream

    Seanad Éireann will resume on Friday, 20 March at 11am

  • Seanad live stream

    COVID-19 Update

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access.

    Seanad live stream

    Seanad Éireann will resume on Friday, 20 March at 11am

  • Seanad live stream

    COVID-19 Update

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access.

    Seanad live stream

    Seanad Éireann will resume on Friday, 20 March at 11am

  • Seanad live stream

    COVID-19 Update

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access.

    Seanad live stream

    Seanad Éireann will resume on Friday, 20 March at 11am

  • 11.00

    11.00

    Seanad live stream

    Order of Business

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  • Seanad live stream

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

    Seanad live stream

    Seanad Éireann will resume on Friday, 27 March at 12 noon

  • Seanad live stream

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

    Seanad live stream

    Seanad Éireann will resume on Friday, 27 March at 12 noon

  • Seanad live stream

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

    Seanad live stream

    Seanad Éireann will resume on Friday, 27 March at 12 noon

  • 12.00

    12.00

    Seanad live stream

    Order of Business

    12.00

    12.00

    Seanad live stream

    Motions without debate 1: regarding non application of Planning and Development Act 2000 to certain classes of development, and exemptions for restaurants regarding sale of food for consumption off premises

    12.00

    12.00

    Seanad live stream

    Motion without debate 2: regarding the earlier signature of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020

  • 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

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  • 11.00

    Business Committee of Dáil Éireann

    Room 2, LH

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  • 09.30

    Business Committee of Dáil Éireann

    Seanad Chamber

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Business Papers

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 26 Mar 2020: 11 topics were published, which include 61 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 Joint Committee On Climate Action on Wed, 18 Dec 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 5 Mar 2020: 1258 Parliamentary Questions answered.

Seanad Éireann

25th Seanad

Seanad Éireann

The 25th Seanad continues until Sunday, 29 March.

The list of candidates for election to the vocational panels of the 26th Seanad is available on our dedicated Seanad general election page. Voting in the Seanad general election closes at 11am on Monday, 30 March.

The election of the six university Senators is administered by the National University of Ireland and the Trinity College Dublin.

Press releases

24 Mar 2020, 15.25

Arrangements for counting of votes for the 43 vocational panel seats in Seanad Éireann general election.

19 Feb 2020, 19.04

Nominations received for position of Ceann Comhairle

11 Feb 2020, 09.09

Parliamentary Budget Office publishes Quarterly Economic and Fiscal Commentary

3 Feb 2020, 08.54

Houses of the Oireachtas TED-Ed Club student to represent Ireland at worldwide finals in New York on Saturday

27 Jan 2020, 10.17

Ceann Comhairle pays tribute to the late Séamus Mallon

Resources for teachers and students

Teaching resources

Resources for teachers and students

If you're planning remote classes for students, or studying junior cycle CSPE or senior cycle politics and society, take a look at our educational resources.

Not sure where to start? Try the Oireachtas website treasure hunt worksheet.

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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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 Constitution allows for up to two Members of the Seanad to be Members of the Cabinet, but they may not be Taoiseach, Tánaiste, or Minister for Finance.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

26 Mar 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

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

No. 4 of 2020

20 Mar 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

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

Before Seanad Éireann

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

No. 1 of 2020