Dáil Éireann schedule

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  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 27 May at 12 noon.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 27 May at 12 noon.

  • 12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Order of Business (not exceeding 30 minutes)

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statements and Questions and Answers to the Taoiseach (Item No 5)

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Motion without debate: Motion re Presentation and Circulation of Revised Estimate for Public Service [Vote 37] (Item No 4)

    15.18

    15.18

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Minister for Health and Questions and Answers on Covid-19 (Item No 6)

    17.38

    17.38

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government on Covid-19 as it relates to Local Government followed by Questions and Answers (Item No 7)

    19.58

    19.58

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment on COVID-19 followed by Questions and Answers (Item No 8)

    21.58

    21.58

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil adjourns

  • 12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Motion without debate: motion re arrangements for Parliamentary Questions (Item No. 4a)

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Revised Estimate for Public Services 2020 [Vote 37] (Item No. 4b)

    14.20

    14.20

    Dáil live stream

    Revised Estimate for Public Services 2020 [Vote 37]

    16.40

    16.40

    Dáil live stream

    Revised Estimate for Public Services 2020 [Vote 37]

    18.40

    18.40

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil adjourns

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 3 June at 12 noon.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 3 June at 12 noon.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 3 June at 12 noon.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 3 June at 12 noon.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 3 June at 12 noon.

  • 12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Minute's silence for the victims of racism

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Order of Business

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by Minister for Defence and Questions and Answers on Covid-19 (Item no. 4)

    14.20

    14.20

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by Minister for Rural and Community Development and Questions and Answers on Covid-19 (Item No. 5)

    16.40

    16.40

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Questions and Answers in response to Covid-19 crisis including travel and passports (Item No. 6)

    19.00

    19.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Questions and Answers on Covid-19 as it relates to the Aviation Sector (Item No. 7)

    21.00

    21.00

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Adjourns

  • 12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statements and Questions and Answers to the Taoiseach (Item No. 8)

    14.00

    14.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by Minister for Education and Skills and Questions and Answers on Covid-19 (Item No. 9)

    16.20

    16.20

    Dáil live stream

    Statements by the Minister for Health and Questions and Answers on Covid-19 (Item No. 10)

    18.40

    18.40

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality on Covid-19 and Questions and Answers on Covid-19 as it relates to community policing (Item No. 11)

    20.40

    20.40

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil adjourns

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 10 June at 9.30 am.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 10 June at 9.30 am.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 10 June at 9.30 am.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 10 June at 9.30 am.

  • Dáil live stream

    The Leinster House complex is open with reduced hours and restricted access due to Covid-19.

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Éireann will resume on Wednesday, 10 June at 9.30 am.

  • 9.30

    9.30

    Dáil live stream

    Annual Transition Statements on Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment)

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Minister for Education and Skills and Questions and Answers on the July Education Programme

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Annual Transition Statements on Climate Action and Low Carbon Development

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Annual Transition Statements on Climate Action and Low Carbon Development

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Annual Transition Statements on Climate Action and Low Carbon Development

    21.00

    21.00

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil adjourns

  • 12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statement on Covid-19 (including Questions and Answers to the Taoiseach)

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statements by the Minister for Health and Questions and Answers on Covid-19

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade on Brexit and Questions and Answers to the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade on Brexit

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Statement by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport on Covid-19 and Questions and Answers to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport on Covid-19 as it relates to Sport

    20.40

    20.40

    Dáil live stream

    Dáil Adjourns

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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

Previous day

Today, 6 Jun 2020

Next day
  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

  • 11.00

    Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

    Dail Chamber

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

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  • 14.00

    Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

    Dail Chamber

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

  • 11.00

    Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

    Dail Chamber

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

  • 09.30

    Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

    Dail Chamber

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

  • No meetings are currently scheduled.

Business Papers

No business papers were published today

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 4 Jun 2020: 5 topics were published, which include 60 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 27 Mar 2020: 9 topics were published, which include 24 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Special Committee On Covid-19 Response on Tue, 2 Jun 2020.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 3 Jun 2020: 1303 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Covid-19 information digest

Covid-19

Covid-19 information digest

Get quick links to recent debates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the latest research by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) and Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) on Covid-19.

Oireachtas TV Debate

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

Can the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response provide transparency and accountability to the Government's response to the global pandemic? This month's Oireachtas TV Debate investigates the work of the new Committee and asks a panel of experts how it is faring so far.

This episode also explores how the European Parliament is grappling with Covid-19 and how EU democracy is functioning at this time.

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Divorce, 11 June 1925

Notable debates

Divorce, 11 June 1925

“We teach in our schools and universities and print in our books many things which the Catholic Church does not approve of. Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds you open the way for every kind of intolerance and for every kind of religious persecution.”

Primary school teaching resource

The future is you - Democracy

Teaching primary schools SPHE? Help students explore the concept of democracy with this short animation about our democracy.

It's the first in a series of ten videos made specially for primary schools.

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News

5 Jun 20, 13.00

Press releases

1 Jun 2020, 15.00

Special Committee on Covid 19 Response to discuss private hospitals and travel

25 May 2020, 14.53

Special Committee on Covid 19 Response to discuss nursing homes and direct provision centres

18 May 2020, 15.56

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response to hear from witnesses over three sessions

11 May 2020, 12.18

Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response to meet for first time

7 May 2020, 07.25

Dáil Committee on Procedure considers report from Professor David Farrell re Dáil voting system

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?

Leinster House is said to have been the inspiration for the design of the White House, the residence of the President of the United States. The architect of the White House, James Hoban, was an Irishman and studied architecture in Dublin.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

27 Mar 2020

Enacted

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020

No. 2 of 2020

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020

No. 4 of 2020

20 Mar 2020

Enacted

Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020

No. 1 of 2020

Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020

No. 3 of 2020

14 Jan 2020

Lapsed

Defence (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 2 of 2020

1 Jan 2020

Lapsed

Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 1 of 2020

Debate on EEC membership

Europe Day

Debate on EEC membership

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.