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Business Papers

No business papers were published today.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 14 Nov 2019: 29 topics were published, which include 136 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 13 Nov 2019: 12 topics were published, which include 36 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 14 Nov 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 14 Nov 2019: 191 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Science week

Science at the Oireachtas Library & Research Service

This seminar on antibiotic resistance is the second in a series hosted by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) in Leinster House. The series, in collaboration with SFI, is part of the L&RS's increased engagement with the scientific community. The L&RS is also participating in the SFI Public Service Fellowship Programme. This month will see the launch of the Oireachtas Science Pairing Scheme with the RIA. The scheme pairs Oireachtas Members with experienced scientists to give them a chance to share knowledge.

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CERN - the case for Irish membership

Science week

CERN - the case for Irish membership

The Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation has published a report on the case for Irish membership of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. The report recommends Ireland seek associate membership of CERN as soon as possible.

Image: © CERN

Lesson plan: Science of opinion polls

Science week

Lesson plan: Science of opinion polls

This week, 10-17 November, is Science Week. Teachers of senior cycle politics and society can use this lesson plan to help students understand how opinion polls are constructed and how to analyse and interpret them.

Press releases

14 Nov 2019, 12.01

Review of responses to child and family homelessness proposed in new Oireachtas Committee reports

14 Nov 2019, 12.01

Review of responses to child and family homelessness proposed in new Oireachtas Committee reports

13 Nov 2019, 15.51

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence to discuss business and human rights

13 Nov 2019, 10.30

Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation recommends Ireland becomes associate member of CERN

13 Nov 2019, 04.15

PAC to examine matters related to the Courts Service

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.

This year we celebrate Dáil100, the centenary of the First Dáil, which held its first public meeting on 21 January 1919.

Did you know?

In 1914, the RDS established the Radium Institute in Leinster House, and it was here that John Joly developed the first effective radiation treatment for cancer known as the “Dublin method”.

Another thought came into my mind reminding me of my young days when I remembered how I used to have laboriously to write on the copy book this sentence: "Experience keepeth a dear school, but fools will learn in no other."
Eamon de Valera, Dáil Éireann, 26 July 1956

Recently considered Bills and Acts

13 Nov 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017

No. 3 of 2017

13 Nov 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019

No. 67 of 2019

13 Nov 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Social Welfare (No. 2) Bill 2019

No. 89 of 2019

12 Nov 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Finance (Tax Appeals and Prospectus Regulation) Bill 2019

No. 45 of 2019