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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 4 Mar 2021: 14 topics were published, which include 128 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 5 Mar 2021: 17 topics were published, which include 40 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Tue, 2 Mar 2021.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 4 Mar 2021: 272 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Women's rights in the EU

International Women's Day

Women's rights in the EU

Monday, 8 March is International Women's Day.

In 1957, the Treaty of Rome made gender equality a fundamental value of the European Community. This video from the European Parliament shows some of the milestones on the road to equality for women in the European Union.

International Women's Day

In Our Own Words

This documentary from Oireachtas TV focuses on the story of Irish women’s struggle for equality and representation in the political sphere, told through first-hand testimony from the women involved. In Our Own Words was produced in 2018 as part of the Vótáil100 commemorations.

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Vótáil100 - the centenary of votes for women

International Women's Day

Vótáil100 - the centenary of votes for women

Find out more about how Irish women got the parliamentary vote, and the right to stand for election, in 1918. Learn about the first female TD, Countess de Markievicz, and the other women who led the way into the political sphere.

Women on juries, 5 March 1924

Notable debates

Women on juries, 5 March 1924

“In this country the number of women who desire to serve on juries is very small, and in practice the insertion of women's names in the Jury Book leads to nothing but trouble.”

– Kevin O'Higgins

Equal franchise, 2 March 1922

Notable debates

Equal franchise, 2 March 1922

“I have a vote myself now to send men and women to the Dáil, and I wish to have that privilege extended to the young women of Ireland, whom I count in every way as my superiors.”

– Countess de Markievicz

The Budget - Call for submissions

As part of its pre-budget scrutiny process, the Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development, and the Islands invites written submissions from members of the public, stakeholders and interested parties.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Monday, 22 March.

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.

Press releases

5 Mar 2021, 16.41

Seanad Éireann to mark International Women’s Day

2 Mar 2021, 13.11

Joint Committee on Agriculture and the Marine launches Report entitled ‘Issues impacting the Forestry Sector in Ireland’

1 Mar 2021, 17.32

An séú seisiún de Chéim an Choiste de Bhille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla (Leasú) 2019 a bheidh ag leanúint ar aghaidh amárach

1 Mar 2021, 16.30

Committee of Public Accounts to discuss 2019 accounts for Office of Government Procurement

1 Mar 2021, 15.34

Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks to meet with the RSA to discuss the ongoing backlog in driving tests, affecting up to 100,000 people

Did you know?

The first woman elected to the Dáil was Constance, Countess de Markievicz in 1918. In April 1919 she became the first female politician in Europe to hold a ministerial position.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

4 Mar 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Road Traffic (Amendment) (Personal Light Electric Vehicles) Bill 2021

No. 28 of 2021

1 Mar 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 27 of 2021

1 Mar 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Health (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 23 of 2021

1 Mar 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Children (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 51 of 2020

Documentary

Hawks & Doves | Part 1

In part one of a two-part documentary on the Crown and Ireland's War of Independence, Michael Portillo follows the journey from the Peace Conference in Versailles to the ceasefire of July 1921.

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Documentary

Hawks & Doves | Part 2

In part two of this two-part documentary, Michael Portillo continues to draw on "the enemy files" to explore the point of view of the British authorities on Ireland's war of independence.

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