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  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 2.30 pm

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  • No business is currently scheduled.

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Business Papers
Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (PDF)

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 16 Jan 2019: 25 topics were published, which include 57 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Dec 2018: 14 topics were published, which include 50 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee On Public Petitions on Tue, 15 Jan 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Today, 16 Jan 2019: 10000 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Press releases

16 Jan 2019, 16.57

Public Accounts Committee to examine prisons spending

14 Jan 2019, 17.58

Budgetary Oversight Committee to discuss IFAC report on Budget 2019, Brexit with Finance Minister

19 Dec 2018, 18.00

Children and Youth Affairs Committee calls on Minister to provide sight of Oberstown report

18 Dec 2018, 12.50

Health Committee to resume PLS on General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill

17 Dec 2018, 14.17

Coiste na Gaeilge chun Seirbhísí Gaeilge a phlé le Tusla

Oireachtas TV

In Our Own Words

In Our Own Words focuses on the story of Irish women’s struggle for equality and representation in the political sphere, told exclusively through the first-hand testimony of the women involved.

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Schools lesson plans

Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Schools lesson plans

We have produced three new lesson plans about the campaign for political rights for women in Ireland.

The lesson plans are for primary, junior cycle and leaving cert levels and are part of our Vótáil 100 commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the parliamentary vote for women in Ireland.

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 first and only female Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann was Tras Honan, from 1982 to 1983 and 1987 to 1989. There has never been a female Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann.

They do not know what they are talking about. I cannot blame them for that, because ignorant people are ignorant people, but I blame the politicians who leave them in that condition of ignorance and who play up to their ignorance.
Professor John Kelly, Seanad Éireann, 13 January 1972

Recently considered Bills and Acts

7 Jan 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 1 of 2019

25 Dec 2018

Enacted

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

No. 38 of 2018

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

No. 147 of 2017

24 Dec 2018

Enacted

Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2018

No. 36 of 2018

Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2018

No. 21 of 2018

24 Dec 2018

Enacted

Irish Film Board (Amendment) Act 2018

No. 34 of 2018

Irish Film Board (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 117 of 2018