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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 14 Feb 2019: 33 topics were published, which include 151 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 14 Feb 2019: 10 topics were published, which include 26 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 14 Feb 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 14 Feb 2019: 10000 Parliamentary Questions answered.

There are 158 Members (called Deputies or TDs) of Dáil Éireann.

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

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We are recruiting Irish translators, grades 1 and 2, for our Translation Section. The closing date for applications is 3pm on Monday, 4 March.

Rannóg an Aistriúcháin (the Translation Section) provides translation services for the Houses of the Oireachtas. It produces official translations of the Acts of the Oireachtas and translation material for the Order Papers of both Houses. It also provides a simultaneous interpretation service for the Dáil, Seanad and committees and a Members’ correspondence translation service.

Oireachtas TV

Around the Houses, December 2018

Watch a round up of the big issues discussed in the Houses of the Oireachtas in December.

This edition features extracts from debates in the Dáil and Seanad on the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018, including discussions on parental consent for abortions for minors and disability and abortion. It also features debates on homelessness, the threat of Brexit to the Irish economy and the 100th anniversary of the 1918 general election.

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Press releases

13 Feb 2019, 17.44

Public Accounts Committee to meet broadband providers to discuss National Broadband Plan

13 Feb 2019, 15.55

Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement to hear from key cross-border organisations on Thursday

13 Feb 2019, 12.20

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade & Defence to discuss Brexit with Tánaiste Coveney

13 Feb 2019, 09.56

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs & Social Protection to discuss the topic of Bogus Self Employment

12 Feb 2019, 15.55

Straitéis um Theanga Chomharthaíochta na hÉireann á seoladh ag Tithe an Oireachtais

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?

The first Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil was Cathal Brugha and he served in this position for only one day, 21 January 1919, before taking up the position of Príomh-Aire.

I wish everybody a happy Valentine's day and I hope the love in the room is transmitted throughout the country. I also hope the love remains within the room for the duration of the meeting.
Jerry Buttimer, 14 February 2013

Recently considered Bills and Acts

13 Feb 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill 2018

No. 130 of 2018

13 Feb 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 93 of 2018

13 Feb 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Civil Registration Bill 2019

No. 12 of 2019

13 Feb 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Rehabilitative Periods) Bill 2018

No. 141 of 2018