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Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) ()

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Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

The Dáil Order Paper is available in digital format on the Dail Business website.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 18 May 2022: 16 topics were published, which include 86 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 18 May 2022: 9 topics were published, which include 24 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 12 May 2022.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 18 May 2022: 20 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Minority voices, major change: an exhibition

More than 835 individuals have taken their seat in Seanad Éireann since 1922. Collectively they've represented a broad church. Learn more about 26 of these senators and the causes they championed.

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Oireachtas TV Debates | EU Special May Edition

This month we present an EU Special from the May Plenary in the European Parliament Marking 50 Years of Ireland in the EU, with Six Irish MEPs. We interview the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola and speak to two witnesses of the war in Ukraine. The highly anticipated Conference on the Future of Europe was also discussed.

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Press releases

18 May 2022, 18.00

Disability Matters Committee to discuss employment and the UNCPRD with SOLAS, Independent Living Movement Ireland and the National Learning Network

18 May 2022, 16.11

Joint Committee on Transport and Communications visit Shannon Airport and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA)

18 May 2022, 15.11

Gender Equality Committee to discuss norms and stereotypes in education with the Minister for Education Norma Foley

18 May 2022, 15.00

Committee of Public Accounts to examine 2020 Appropriation Accounts for Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

18 May 2022, 13.46

Joint Committee on International Surrogacy to discuss the prevention of the sale, exploitation and trafficking of children born into international surrogacy

Constitution of Ireland, 11 May 1937

In 1937, the Government brought forward the draft of a new Constitution to replace the Constitution of the Irish Free State of 1922. In this Second Stage debate the President of the Dáil, Éamon de Valera, outlines the provisions of the Constitution. Bunreacht na hÉireann was put to a plebicite on the day of the general election, 1 July 1937, and was enacted in December of that year.

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

Leinster House

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.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

17 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Finance (Covid-19 and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022

No. 26 of 2022

17 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Short-term Lettings Enforcement Bill 2022

No. 55 of 2022

16 May 2022

Enacted

Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) (Amendment) Act 2022

No. 8 of 2022

Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 142 of 2021

12 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 74 of 2021

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