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Business Papers

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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 6 May 2021: 17 topics were published, which include 124 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 7 May 2021: 16 topics were published, which include 37 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:

Thu, 6 May 2021: 276 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Europe Day

Message from the Ceann Comhairle

Sunday, 9 May is Europe Day. It marks the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 1950. Schuman's proposal of a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable, is considered to be the beginning of the European Union we know today.

Watch this short video message from the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, TD and find out more about Europe Day.

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Conference on the Future of Europe

Europe Day

Conference on the Future of Europe

The inaugural event to launch the Conference on the Future of Europe will take place at 1pm on Sunday, 9 May in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The Conference on the Future of Europe gives European citizens a platform to contribute to the debate about the future of Europe. You can participate in three ways: share your ideas, attend an event, or organise your own event.

You can watch the event live on Oireachtas TV.

The Oireachtas and the EU

Europe Day

Press releases

7 May 2021, 15.10

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence welcomes President Biden’s support for TRIPS waiver on Covid vaccines

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

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.

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

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

6 May 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Private Security Services (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 49 of 2021

6 May 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Thirty-ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Vote at 16) Bill 2021

No. 67 of 2021

5 May 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Dog Breeding Establishments (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 64 of 2021

5 May 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Trade Union Recognition Bill 2021

No. 65 of 2021