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  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday 21 January 2020 at 2:30 pm

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  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday 21 January 2020 at 2:30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday 21 January 2020 at 2:30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday 21 January 2020 at 2:30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday 21 January 2020 at 2:30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday 21 January 2020 at 2:30 pm

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Tuesday 21 January 2020 at 2:30 pm

  • 14.30

    14.30

    Seanad live stream

    Motion regarding Item 1 on the Order Paper

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Schedule of meetings

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  • 09.30

    Public Consultation Committee (Seanad Éireann)

    Audio Visual Room, LH 2000

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Business Papers

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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 18 Dec 2019: 41 topics were published, which include 146 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 21 Jan 2020: 2 topics were published, which include 26 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Health on Wed, 18 Dec 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 18 Dec 2019: 464 Parliamentary Questions answered.

Oireachtas TV Debate

European Parliament special

What's it like to be a Member of the European Parliament and how much power do the Irish MEPs have?

In this special programme from the first plenary of European Parliament in 2020, Flor MacCarthy speaks to the seven first-time Irish MEPs. She also discusses the European Green Deal with Dutch MEP Bas Eickhout and Italian journalist Lorenzo Consoli.

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Would you like to work for the Houses of the Oireachtas Service?

We are recruiting parliamentary reporters to work in the Debates Office, producing the Official Report of the proceedings of the Dáil, Seanad and their committees.

The deadline for applications is 3pm on Thursday, 6 February 2020.

Documentary

The Restoration of Historic Leinster House

Catch up on part 1 of a two-hour documentary entitled The Restoration: Historic Leinster House 2017-2019, which aired last Sunday evening.

You can see part 2 at 9 p.m. on Sunday, 26 January on Oireachtas TV.

Don't miss this unique look behind the facade of one of Ireland's most important public buildings.

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Centenary of the First Dáil

Dáil100

Centenary of the First Dáil

On 21 January 1919, the First Dáil held its first public sitting. Throughout 2019 we commemorated this important centenary with events, a dedicated website and an exhibition in Leinster House telling the story of 100 years of Dáil Éireann.

The January 1919 edition of Irish Fun depicted Father Christmas delivering the gift of independence, following Sinn Féin's landslide victory in the general election the previous month.

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

23 Jan 2020, 09.30

Seanad Public Consultation Committee recommends a reserved seat in Seanad for Travellers

16 Jan 2020, 16.34

The Ceann Comhairle welcomes the President of the Hellenic Republic to Leinster House

16 Jan 2020, 10.48

‘Dáil 100’ Exhibition to launch in Derry-Londonderry as part of Dáil100 celebrations

8 Jan 2020, 13.21

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence offers deepest sympathies to Australian Ambassador on devastating impact of bush fires and condolences on loss of life

7 Jan 2020, 12.57

Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs extends deadline for written submissions on the General Scheme of a Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill

Did you know?

Seanad Éireann was abolished in 1936 only to be re-established in 1938 under the Constitution of Ireland.

I would like to see this island united; I would like to see the people of the whole island united in one State. I imagine that is what we all want to see but, when we say that, we have told only part of the story.
Conor Cruise-O’Brien, Dáil Éireann, 26 January 1972

Recently considered Bills and Acts

10 Jan 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

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

26 Dec 2019

Enacted

Criminal Records (Exchange of Information) Act 2019

No. 51 of 2019

Criminal Records (Exchange of Information) Bill 2019

No. 62 of 2019

26 Dec 2019

Enacted

Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 2019

No. 49 of 2019

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 91 of 2019