Dáil Éireann schedule

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  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • 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.

Seanad Éireann schedule

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Today, 12 Apr 2021

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  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • 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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Business Papers

No business papers were published today

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 1 Apr 2021: 16 topics were published, which include 130 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Mon, 29 Mar 2021: 7 topics were published, which include 51 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Health on Thu, 8 Apr 2021.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 1 Apr 2021: 416 Parliamentary Questions answered.

There are 160 Members (called Deputies or TDs) of Dáil Éireann.

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

Virtual tour of Leinster House

Virtual visit

Virtual tour of Leinster House

While we remain unable to welcome visitors except those on official business, we invite you to take a 3D virtual tour of Leinster House.

Take a walk through the home of Ireland's parliamentary democracy. See the art collection, the recently restored Seanad Chamber and the Dáil Chamber from the Ceann Comhairle's chair. You will also see some of the rooms traditionally used to receive distinguished visitors.

Mother and child scheme, 12 April 1951

Notable debates

Mother and child scheme, 12 April 1951

“The Hierarchy has informed the Government that they must regard the mother and child scheme proposed by me as opposed to Catholic social teaching.”

- Dr. Noel Browne

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

12 Apr 2021, 15.00

Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) makes recommendations on accounting processes to Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform

12 Apr 2021, 14.00

Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment to resume Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Employment Permits (Consolidation and Amendment) Bill 2019

12 Apr 2021, 12.45

Joint Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht to begin Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2020

12 Apr 2021, 11.28

Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to meet tomorrow with the provision of Special Needs Education among the topics for discussion

9 Apr 2021, 13.33

Ceann Comhairle and Cathaoirleach extend sympathies on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Did you know?

The first woman elected to the Dáil was Constance, Countess de Markievicz in 1918. In April 1919 she became the first female politician in Europe to hold a ministerial position.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

1 Apr 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Children (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 51 of 2020

1 Apr 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Labour Exploitation and Trafficking (Audit of Supply Chains) Bill 2021

No. 45 of 2021

1 Apr 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Employment Permits (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021

No. 46 of 2021

31 Mar 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill 2017

No. 150 of 2017