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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Sep 2018: 32 topics were published, which include 145 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Sep 2018: 32 topics were published, which include 145 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 20 Sep 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Sep 2018: 10000 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

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.

Women in leadership

International Congress of Women's Parliamentary Caucuses

The International Congress of Women's Parliamentary Caucuses took place in Dublin Castle on 9-10 September 2018. The conference brought together parliamentarians from more than 40 countries to discuss issues facing women and how parliamentarians can work to address them. This video shows part 2 of the congress, in which Professor Mary Beard gave her perspective on women in society and politics.

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Would you like to work for the Houses of the Oireachtas Service?

We are recruiting a parliamentary reporter (with Irish). A parliamentary reporter is responsible for logging proceedings in the Dáil, Seanad and Committees and with producing the Official Report of debates.

We are also seeking an experienced chef de partie to work daytimes in Leinster House.

Higher education - how can we assure quality?

The Joint Committee on Education and Skills invites submissions on the Qualification and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018.
The closing date for receipt of submissions is 12 noon on Friday, 5 October 2018.

Press releases

24 Sep 2018, 17.27

Finance Committee to receive presentation of World Development Report 2019 from World Bank

24 Sep 2018, 15.17

PAC to examine 2016 spending related to President’s Establishment

24 Sep 2018, 11.30

Minister Doherty to discuss Budget 2019 issues with Employment Affairs Committee

20 Sep 2018, 15.40

Need for greater transparency in Budget process - Budgetary Oversight Committee report

19 Sep 2018, 15.49

NAMA to face questioning from PAC on its loan sales and housing delivery

Did you know?

An original framed copy of the Easter 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, read out at the GPO by PH Pearse and posted up around Dublin, hangs in the entrance hall of Leinster House.

Politics, though so frequently despised by cynics and contemned by flippant writers, is one of the great arts of life, and the good politician should be a practised artist.
Professor William Magennis, Dáil Éireann, 19 September 1997

Recently considered Bills and Acts

20 Sep 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Home Building Finance Ireland Bill 2018

No. 58 of 2018

20 Sep 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Central Bank (National Claims Information Database) Bill 2018

No. 81 of 2018

20 Sep 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Thirty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution (Repeal of offence of publication or utterance of blasphemous matter) Bill 2018

No. 87 of 2018

20 Sep 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

National Monuments (The Moore Street Battlefield) Bill 2018

No. 50 of 2018