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Business Papers

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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 27 Jan 2022: 37 topics were published, which include 132 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 27 Jan 2022: 11 topics were published, which include 41 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Transport And Communications on Wed, 26 Jan 2022.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 27 Jan 2022: 376 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Documentary

House of Art

This remarkable documentary explores of the portraits in the State Art Collection at Leinster House, presented by artist and then president of the Royal Hibernian Academy Mick O'Dea. O'Dea also gives a unique insight into his painting of the portrait of President Michael D. Higgins which hangs in Leinster House.

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The Treaty Debates

The Illustrated London News coverage of the opening of the Treaty Debates in Dublin on 14 December 1921 | © Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Treaty Debates

In 1921 and 1922 we mark the centenary of the Dáil debates on the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

The discussion on the Treaty was the most significant debate in the history of the Dáil. It was a crucial moment in Ireland’s history that set a new path for Ireland.

Educational film series

Our Voice, Our Story

Our Voice, Our Story is a series of six animated films, aimed at secondary school students. The series follows the development of Ireland as a nation, both politically and socially, over the past 100 years.
Dealing with different theme in each episode, this is a comprehensive look at how Ireland has tried - and sometimes failed - to mature as a state in the century after gaining independence.

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Press releases

27 Jan 2022, 14.00

Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) not satisfied with the State’s reliance on emergency accommodation for Direct Provision centres

27 Jan 2022, 11.14

Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement to discuss integrated education in Northern Ireland

27 Jan 2022, 11.00

Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage to begin Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the revised general scheme of the Monuments and Archaeological Heritage Bill

26 Jan 2022, 16.30

Committee of Public Accounts to examine the National Transport Authority’s 2020 Financial Statements

26 Jan 2022, 16.00

Joint Committee on Transport and Communications to hear update on National Broadband Ireland and National Broadband Plan

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

1 Dec 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Workplace Ventilation (Covid-19) Bill 2021

No. 123 of 2021

28 Jan 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Electricity Costs (Domestic Electricity Accounts) Emergency Measures Bill 2022

No. 10 of 2022

27 Jan 2022

Before Seanad Éireann

Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person (Amendment) (Stalking) Bill 2021

No. 101 of 2021

27 Jan 2022

Before Seanad Éireann

Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Bill 2021

No. 109 of 2021