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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 12 Jul 2018: 38 topics were published, which include 148 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 17 Jul 2018: 9 topics were published, which include 32 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee of Public Accounts on Thu, 12 Jul 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 12 Jul 2018: 777 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

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.

Small and medium businesses - how can we help them thrive?

The Seanad Public Consultation Committee plans to create an integrated national strategy proposal document supporting the fostering, growth and sustainability of indigenous Irish SMEs.
Organisations and individuals are invited to contribute by sending written submissions to the Committee.

Petition

Bringing a public petition before the Oireachtas

How do you present a petition to the Committee on Public Petitions? What happens if you are invited to address the committee? Watch this short video to follow four secondary students who presented a petition in Leinster House.

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Press releases

17 Jul 2018, 17.30

Parliamentary Budget Office publishes Quarterly Economic and Fiscal Commentary

17 Jul 2018, 14.01

Protocols in relation to the use of the National Anthem should be introduced- Seanad Public Consultation Committee report

17 Jul 2018, 10.23

Transport Committee to discuss impact of Metrolink and bus connects plans

13 Jul 2018, 14.01

Oireachtas Commission Agrees Policies to Support Equality in the Workplace

12 Jul 2018, 14.44

Caroline Dwyer, mother of Irishman slain in Bolivia in 2009, meets Foreign Affairs Committee

Did you know?

The longest serving Ceann Comhairle was Proinsias Ó Fathaigh (Frank Fahy) who held the position for 19 years, from the 7th to the 14th Dáil.

Soon stupidity will be so fashionable, so “patriotic” that the country will be unable to see, much less to criticise; it will be blind and dumb and then it will be presented as being content.
Oliver St. John Gogarty, Seanad Éireann, 18 July 1934

Recently considered Bills and Acts

17 Jul 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Charities (Human Rights) Bill 2018

No. 88 of 2018

13 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Thirty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution (Repeal of offence of publication or utterance of blasphemous matter) Bill 2018

No. 87 of 2018

12 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Maternity Shared Leave and Benefit Bill 2018

No. 85 of 2018

12 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016

No. 103 of 2016