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Business Papers

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The Dáil Order Paper has moved to a digital-only format. It is available on the Dáil Business website.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Jan 2022: 39 topics were published, which include 81 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Jan 2022: 10 topics were published, which include 31 speakers and divisions of the House.


Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 20 Jan 2022.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Jan 2022: 312 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

The First Dáil

Group portrait of Dáil Members taken outside the Mansion House, 21 January 1919 / Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The First Dáil

On 21 January 1919, Dáil Éireann held its first public sitting and claimed the right of Ireland to self-government. The inaugural public meeting, watched by crowds of supporters and journalists, conveyed the message that a new era in Irish history had dawned.


Dáil Day One

This short animated film, with Irish Sign Language interpretation, tells the story of the First Dáil.

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The Treaty Debates

The Illustrated London News coverage of the opening of the Treaty Debates in Dublin on 14 December 1921 | © Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Treaty Debates

In 1921 and 1922 we mark the centenary of the Dáil debates on the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

The discussion on the Treaty was the most significant debate in the history of the Dáil. It was a crucial moment in Ireland’s history that set a new path for Ireland.


Would you like to work in the Houses of the Oireachtas Catering Service?

We are seeking applications for the following positions:
:: Kitchen porter
:: Food services team member
:: Chef de partie

The closing date is 5pm on Friday, 28 January

Public consultation: Assisted decision making

The General Scheme of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2021 has been published.

The Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth invites written submissions on the proposed Bill from interested people and groups.

The closing date has been extended to 5pm on Monday, 24 January 2022.


ISL content and programming survey

We welcome feedback from the Deaf community and ISL users about our content and programming with ISL interpretation. Please take our quick survey with ISL and share your views.

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Press releases

19 Jan 2022, 17.15

Committee of Public Accounts to meet with representatives of RTE and Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

19 Jan 2022, 16.15

Joint Committee on Public Petitions to meet with Defence Forces Ombudsman

19 Jan 2022, 11.35

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to discuss cost and supply of fertiliser in the European Union with officials from European Commission

18 Jan 2022, 17.25

Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform and Taoiseach to discuss Covid-19 payments and sale of AIB shares with Minister for Finance

18 Jan 2022, 17.05

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media to discuss EU Digital Services Package and the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill

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.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

1 Dec 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Workplace Ventilation (Covid-19) Bill 2021

No. 123 of 2021

21 Jan 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Redundancy Payments (Amendment) Bill 2022

No. 4 of 2022

20 Jan 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Regulation of Providers of Building Works Bill 2022

No. 2 of 2022

19 Jan 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022

No. 3 of 2022