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Seanad Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 6 May 2021: 9 topics were published, which include 66 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 30 Apr 2021: 16 topics were published, which include 42 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Sub-Committee On Mental Health on Thu, 6 May 2021.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 5 May 2021: 700 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Careers in the Houses of the Oireachtas Service

We are seeking to recruit a Translator (Grade I) for Rannóg an Aistriúcháin.

Recruitment for this role is via the Public Appointments Service website, publicjobs.ie.

The closing date is Thursday, 13 May 2021.

Call for submissions

Family friendly

Call for submissions

The Forum on a Family Friendly and Inclusive Parliament is seeking submissions on family friendly and inclusive supports and measures required for elected members, their staff and for staff working for the Houses of the Oireachtas Service. The closing date for receipt of submissions is 7 May 2021.

The arms crisis, 7 May 1970

Notable Debates

The arms crisis, 7 May 1970

“I received information that an attempt had been made involving a number of members of the Government illegally to import a large consignment of arms from the continent for use by an illegal organisation.”

-Deputy Liam Cosgrave

Press releases

6 May 2021, 16.30

Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks recommends to Government the immediate roll-out of a rapid antigen testing pilot programme for aviation

5 May 2021, 15.18

Oireachtas Committee to discuss youth mental health

5 May 2021, 14.00

Joint Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht to hear views of students on Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2020

4 May 2021, 17.05

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to meet tomorrow for Pre-Budget discussion with Family Carers Ireland & Society of St Vincent de Paul

4 May 2021, 16.17

Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks to discuss Antigen Testing with Prof Mark Ferguson

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

About the Oireachtas

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

5 May 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Dog Breeding Establishments (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 64 of 2021

4 May 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Loan Guarantee Schemes Agreements (Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland) Bill 2021

No. 62 of 2021

4 May 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Maritime Jurisdiction Bill 2021

No. 63 of 2021

30 Apr 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Personal Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 76 of 2020