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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 22 Oct 2019: 33 topics were published, which include 55 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 22 Oct 2019: 10 topics were published, which include 38 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 17 Oct 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 22 Oct 2019: 25 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Press releases

22 Oct 2019, 17.09

Independent review on private care in public hospitals to be discussed at Oireachtas Health Committee

22 Oct 2019, 16.14

Houses of the Oireachtas Commission publishes findings of online survey regarding bullying, harassment and sexual harassment in the parliamentary workplace

22 Oct 2019, 15.47

Joint Committee on Justice and Equality to complete discussions on online harassment and harmful communications

22 Oct 2019, 09.46

Economic Committee call on Govts to do more to Revitalise the High Streets and Local Business

22 Oct 2019, 09.44

Sovereign Matters Committee call on Govts to prevent Illicit Border Trade through continued co-operation and increased penalties

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 the current Dáil, 22% of TDs are women and 78% are men.

We face a serious debate in which crudities and irrelevancies have no part.
Dick Roche, Dáil Éireann, 25 October 2011

Recently considered Bills and Acts

17 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Mandatory Beef Price Transparency Bill 2019

No. 85 of 2019

17 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Housing (Homeless Housing Assistance Payment) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 84 of 2019

16 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Children's Digital Protection Bill 2018

No. 133 of 2018

16 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Social Welfare Bill 2019

No. 51 of 2019