Dáil Éireann schedule

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  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • Dáil Éireann resumes on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 10.00 am

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

Seanad Éireann schedule

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Today, 15 Apr 2021

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  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Seanad Éireann resumes on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

  • No business is currently scheduled. Leinster House is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

Schedule of meetings

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Business Papers

No business papers were published today

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 1 Apr 2021: 16 topics were published, which include 130 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Mon, 29 Mar 2021: 7 topics were published, which include 51 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Children, Disability, Equality And Integration on Wed, 14 Apr 2021.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 1 Apr 2021: 416 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

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.

Mother and child scheme, 12 April 1951

Notable debates

Mother and child scheme, 12 April 1951

“The Hierarchy has informed the Government that they must regard the mother and child scheme proposed by me as opposed to Catholic social teaching.”

- Dr. Noel Browne

Press releases

14 Apr 2021, 16.47

Céim an Choiste de Bhille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla (Leasú), 2019 le leanúint ar aghaidh amárach

13 Apr 2021, 15.34

Committee on Implementation of Good Friday Agreement to discuss The Proposal Initiative

13 Apr 2021, 14.00

Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration to consider Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill

12 Apr 2021, 16.31

Health Committee to meet NPHET for update on Covid-19 pandemic response

12 Apr 2021, 15.20

EU Affairs Committee to discuss CETA’s impact on Irish-Canadian trade and relations

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.

Did you know?

The first woman elected to the Dáil was Constance, Countess de Markievicz in 1918. In April 1919 she became the first female politician in Europe to hold a ministerial position.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

1 Apr 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Labour Exploitation and Trafficking (Audit of Supply Chains) Bill 2021

No. 45 of 2021

1 Apr 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Employment Permits (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021

No. 46 of 2021

1 Apr 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Children (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 51 of 2020

31 Mar 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill 2017

No. 150 of 2017