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No business papers were published today.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 6 Sep 2019: 0 topics were published, which include 128 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 12 Jul 2019: 4 topics were published, which include 30 speakers and divisions of the House.


Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Education And Skills on Thu, 12 Sep 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 6 Sep 2019: 2049 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

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

We are recruiting an equality, diversity and inclusion officer. This is a new role in the Houses of the Oireachtas Service at HEO level.

Closing date: 3 pm on Monday, 7 October 2019

Can you help the Oireachtas tackle online harassment?

The Committee on Justice and Equality plans to examine the problems of online cyber bullying, harassment, stalking, revenge porn and other forms of harmful communications and ways to address them.

The Committee invites interested people and organisations to send written submissions on the issue.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday, 20 September 2019.

Press releases

16 Sep 2019, 15.55

An Post to appear before the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment to discuss post office and Cork mail centre closures

16 Sep 2019, 02.45

Committee on Budgetary Oversight to hear from Minister Donohoe, and The Irish Universities Association

9 Sep 2019, 15.35

IFAC to discuss its Pre-Budget 2020 Statement with Oireachtas Budgetary Oversight Committee

8 Sep 2019, 11.00

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine postpones planned meeting with Minister Creed to discuss beef dispute

6 Sep 2019, 15.43

Student grants and rising school costs top agenda for Oireachtas Education and Skills Committee meeting

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.

This year we celebrate Dáil100, the centenary of the First Dáil, which held its first public meeting on 21 January 1919.

Did you know?

In 1914, the RDS established the Radium Institute in Leinster House, and it was here that John Joly developed the first effective radiation treatment for cancer known as the “Dublin method”.

We must rescue political life from the ravages of understandable cynicism.
Mary Harney, Dáil Éireann, 11 September 1997

Recently considered Bills and Acts

16 Sep 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Thirty-ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Presidential Elections) Bill 2019

No. 68 of 2019

6 Sep 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019

No. 67 of 2019

8 Aug 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 66 of 2019

7 Aug 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019

No. 65 of 2019