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Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 20 Sep 2018: 24 topics were published, which include 129 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 20 Sep 2018: 24 topics were published, which include 129 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Justice And Equality on Wed, 19 Sep 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Today, 20 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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Would you like to work for the Houses of the Oireachtas Service?

We are recruiting a Parliamentary Reporter (Irish). A Parliamentary Reporter is responsible for logging proceedings in the Dáil, Seanad and Committees and with producing the Official Report of debates.
Applications must be in by 3pm on Thursday, 4 October.

Higher education - how can we assure quality?

The Joint Committee on Education and Skills invites submissions on the Qualification and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018.
The closing date for receipt of submissions is 12 noon on Friday, 5 October 2018.

Press releases

20 Sep 2018, 15.40

Need for greater transparency in Budget process - Budgetary Oversight Committee report

19 Sep 2018, 15.49

NAMA to face questioning from PAC on its loan sales and housing delivery

19 Sep 2018, 14.44

Climate Action Committee to focus on energy generation as it continues hearings on Citizens’ Assembly Report

18 Sep 2018, 16.54

Education Committee welcomes the EU Contest for Young Scientist representatives to Leinster House

18 Sep 2018, 13.40

Water Advisory Board Chair to appear before Housing Committee

Did you know?

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

It has been said that a speech is a long narrow passage to a broad conclusion.
Professor William Magennis, Dáil Éireann, 19 September 1997

Recently considered Bills and Acts

19 Sep 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Children’s Health Bill 2018

No. 80 of 2018

19 Sep 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 94 of 2018

19 Sep 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Thirty-Seventh Amendment Of The Constitution (Economic, Social And Cultural Rights) Bill 2018

No. 99 of 2018

19 Sep 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Mental Health (Renewal Orders) Bill 2018

No. 98 of 2018