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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 29 Sep 2020: 24 topics were published, which include 65 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 25 Sep 2020: 16 topics were published, which include 56 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Special Committee On Covid-19 Response on Today, 29 Sep 2020.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Today, 29 Sep 2020: 23 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Virtual tour of Leinster House

Virtual visit

Virtual tour of Leinster House

While we remain unable to welcome visitors except those on official business, we invite you to take a 3D virtual tour of Leinster House.

Take a walk through the home of Ireland's parliamentary democracy. See the art collection, the recently restored Seanad Chamber and the Dáil Chamber from the Ceann Comhairle's chair. You will also see some of the rooms traditionally used to receive distinguished visitors.

We created the virtual tour as part of Culture Night 2020.

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.

CSPE: A citizenship course | Exploring democracy

Education

CSPE: A citizenship course | Exploring democracy

If you're teaching junior cycle CSPE this year, check out our new Exploring democracy series. We created it specially to cover most aspects of strand 3 of the new CSPE curriculum. Exploring democracy comprises 20 lesson plans, each with a slide show and printable worksheets, plus ready-to-go democracy action projects. We've even included a handy checklist so you can tick off each learning objective.

News

22 Sep 20, 17.00

Press releases

29 Sep 2020, 19.39

Minister for Health, Acting Chief Medical Officer and NPHET experts before Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee

29 Sep 2020, 17.47

Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) to consider correspondence from private individuals

29 Sep 2020, 16.34

Joint Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht to meet for first time

28 Sep 2020, 19.09

Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment to meet for first time

28 Sep 2020, 17.30

Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee to meet with with HSE chief Paul Reid and Health Minister Stephen Donnelly this week

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?

In 1914, the RDS established the Radium Institute in Leinster House, and it was here that John Joly developed the first effective radiation treatment for cancer known as the “Dublin method”.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

29 Sep 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Ministerial Power (Repeal) (Ban Co-Living and Build to Rent) Bill 2020

No. 34 of 2020

25 Sep 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Gender Recognition (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 43 of 2017

25 Sep 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill 2018

No. 39 of 2018

25 Sep 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Forestry (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020

No. 32 of 2020