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Dáil Order Paper (Tue) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Tue)

Dáil Question Paper (Tue) (PDF)

Dáil Question Paper (Tue)

Seanad Order Paper (Tue) (PDF)

Seanad Order Paper (Tue)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 26 Mar 2019: 28 topics were published, which include 134 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 26 Mar 2019: 6 topics were published, which include 22 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Justice And Equality on Wed, 13 Mar 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 26 Mar 2019: 23 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

EEC membership, 21 March 1972

Notable Debates

EEC membership, 21 March 1972

On 21 March 1972, Dáil Éireann debated the terms negotiated for Ireland's accession to the European Communities.

When the referendum was held, in May 1972, an overwhelming majority voted for Ireland to join the European Communities. The Treaty of Accession came into force on 1 January 1973.

Oireachtas TV

Studio debate

Watch the latest Oireachtas TV studio debate, which asks what is being done to prepare the Oireachtas for a possible no-deal Brexit. The programme also examines the health of the Irish language in the Houses.

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Press releases

26 Mar 2019, 13.08

Petitions Committee to consider petitions on FOI powers, Fermoy Weir, and teacher training for spectrum disorders

26 Mar 2019, 13.02

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to discuss the Recruitment and Retention of Social Workers

26 Mar 2019, 10.11

Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism & Sport to discuss BusConnects and MetroLink with NTA

25 Mar 2019, 17.47

Justice Committee to consider PMB on preventing people from benefiting from homicide

25 Mar 2019, 15.00

Irish Language Committee to discuss Bilingual Services in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

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?

The Constitution allows for up to two Members of the Seanad to be Members of the Cabinet, but they may not be Taoiseach, Tánaiste, or Minister for Finance.

Deputy Dillon was quite a young man when this country required soldiers as no country ever required them before. He did not shove out his chest or any other part of his anatomy then.
Frank Aiken, Dáil Éireann, 31 March 1937

Recently considered Bills and Acts

14 Mar 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Sea-Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 19 of 2017

13 Mar 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019

No. 14 of 2019

13 Mar 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Credit Union Restructuring Board (Dissolution) Bill 2019

No. 10 of 2019

12 Mar 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Bill 2016

No. 67 of 2016