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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 17 May 2018: 30 topics were published, which include 137 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 17 May 2018: 7 topics were published, which include 22 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee of Public Accounts on Thu, 17 May 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 17 May 2018: 275 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

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Constituency dashboards

Constituency dashboards launched

The Library & Research Service has launched an interactive tool to help Oireachtas Members get accurate information about their constituencies. The constituency dashboards provide an interactive online visualisation of Census 2016 data for each Dáil constituency.

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Press releases

16 May 2018, 17.44

Minister to discuss housing, homelessness, “Rebuilding Ireland” plan with Housing Committee

16 May 2018, 15.10

Finance Committee to focus on resolution of non-performing loans

16 May 2018, 13.11

Ministers to discuss community programmes, increased allocations at Rural & Community Development Committee

16 May 2018, 11.37

Foreign Affairs Committee begins 3-day London visit focused on Brexit, overseas aid and Irish community

15 May 2018, 18.56

Teacher, parent groups to discuss rising childhood obesity at Children and Youth Affairs Committee

Did you know?

The youngest ever TD was William J. Murphy, who was elected in the 1949 by-election on at the age of 21 years and 29 days.

I believe participation is a means to an end. There is bad decision-making where there is not a gender balance among the decision-makers.
Joe O’Toole, Seanad Éireann, 19 May 2010

Recently considered Bills and Acts

16 May 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 23 of 2017

16 May 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Mental Health (Capacity To Consent To Treatment) Bill 2018

No. 51 of 2018

16 May 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Data Protection Bill 2018

No. 10 of 2018

16 May 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017

No. 122 of 2017