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Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 18 Sep 2018: 36 topics were published, which include 75 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 18 Sep 2018: 36 topics were published, which include 75 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Climate Action on Wed, 12 Sep 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 18 Sep 2018: 10000 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.

Women in leadership

International Congress of Women's Parliamentary Caucuses

The International Congress of Women's Parliamentary Caucuses took place in Dublin Castle on 9-10 September 2018. The conference brought together parliamentarians from more than 40 countries to discuss issues facing women and how parliamentarians can work to address them. This video shows part 2 of the congress, in which Professor Mary Beard gave her perspective on women in society and politics.

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Vótáil 100

The road to the vote

This short film shows the milestones on the road to the vote in Ireland and Britain, from the official exclusion of women in 1832 to the 1918 election.

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Press releases

18 Sep 2018, 13.40

Water Advisory Board Chair to appear before Housing Committee

18 Sep 2018, 10.33

Health Committee to hear from experts on abortion provision in Ireland

18 Sep 2018, 03.06

Justice & Equality Committee begins pre-legislative scrutiny on general scheme of 38th Amendment of the Constitution (Role of Women) Bill

17 Sep 2018, 17.54

Human rights monitors in Palestinian communities to appear at Foreign Affairs Committee

17 Sep 2018, 09.42

Budget 2019: IFAC, CIF, Chambers Ireland to give views to Budgetary Oversight Committee

Did you know?

The first female Tánaiste was Mary Harney, appointed in 1997. There has yet to be a female Taoiseach.

The popular assumption will be, and the popular judgment has already been made, that the vast majority of us are in some sense not up to any good in here.
Brian Lenihan, Dáil Éireann, 11 September 1997

Recently considered Bills and Acts

18 Sep 2018

Enacted

Thirty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Act 2018

No. C36 of 2018

Thirty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018

No. 29 of 2018

12 Sep 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Mental Health (Renewal Orders) Bill 2018

No. 98 of 2018

8 Aug 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2018

No. 97 of 2018

7 Aug 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Local Government (Rates) Bill 2018

No. 96 of 2018