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Business Papers

No business papers were published today.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 13 Dec 2018: 38 topics were published, which include 131 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 13 Dec 2018: 3 topics were published, which include 45 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Select Committee On Finance, Public Expenditure And Reform, And Taoiseach on Thu, 6 Dec 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 13 Dec 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.

Press releases

14 Dec 2018, 10.04

Housing Committee publishes report on social housing waiting lists

12 Dec 2018, 16.02

Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Brexit, outcome of Foreign Affairs Council

11 Dec 2018, 17.17

EU Affairs Committee meeting with Eurofound postponed

11 Dec 2018, 14.32

Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht Committee to discuss local, regional museums

11 Dec 2018, 13.01

Justice Committee to discuss Future of Policing in Ireland with Justice Minister

Oireachtas TV

In Our Own Words

In Our Own Words focuses on the story of Irish women’s struggle for equality and representation in the political sphere, told exclusively through the first-hand testimony of the women involved.

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Schools lesson plans

Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Schools lesson plans

We have produced three new lesson plans about the campaign for political rights for women in Ireland.

The lesson plans are for primary, junior cycle and leaving cert levels and are part of our Vótáil 100 commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the parliamentary vote for women in Ireland.

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.

Did you know?

Between 1918 and 2018, 1,179 men and 114 women have been elected to Dáil Éireann.

At the beginning of the century the group in society most deprived of legal rights were women. In most of the world they were deprived of the right to vote and were, by and large, regarded as chattels of their husbands, if married, or of some other male relative, if not.
Mary Harney, 16 December 1999

Recently considered Bills and Acts

13 Dec 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Local Government Bill 2018

No. 91 of 2018

13 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill 2018

No. 130 of 2018

13 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Statute Of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 102 of 2018

13 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 101 of 2017