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Dáil Order Paper (Wed) ()

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Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

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Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

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

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 30 Nov 2021: 14 topics were published, which include 79 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 30 Nov 2021: 9 topics were published, which include 29 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Select Committee On Finance, Public Expenditure And Reform, And Taoiseach on Thu, 25 Nov 2021.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 30 Nov 2021: 17 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Careers in the Houses of the Oireachtas Service

We wish to recruit a Parliamentary Education Officer (Assistant Principal Higher) to guide the development, delivery and support of our education programme.

We are seeking an experienced post-primary teacher with a good understanding of the Irish education system.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 December 2021.

Public consultation: Guardian ad litem system

The General Scheme of the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2021 provides for reform of the guardian ad litem system.

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

The closing date is 1pm on Friday, 17 December 2021.

Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

L&RS

Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

The annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence take place from 25 November to 10 December.

The Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published parts one and two of its three-part series on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. Part three will discuss strategies to address gender-based violence.

New Documentary

The Seven Ages of Noël Browne

Don't miss this emotional and intimate look at the life, achievements and controversies of one of Ireland’s most iconic parliamentarians, Dr Noël Browne, by acclaimed film maker Alan Gilsenan.

As Minister for Health Dr. Noël Browne was celebrated for his campaign against tuberculosis, but opposition to his efforts to introduce the Mother and Child Scheme caused him to resign his post in 1951.

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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

30 Nov 2021, 18.14

Health Committee to discuss report into crack cocaine use in Tallaght with representatives

30 Nov 2021, 16.45

Joint Committee on Transport and Communications to meet with Chairperson Designate of Transport Infrastructure Ireland

30 Nov 2021, 16.25

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media to discuss elimination of abuse against referees, officials and players in sport

30 Nov 2021, 12.45

Caighdeán Gaeilge na hArdteistiméireachta agus Gaeilge na nÁbhar Oidí agus na Múinteoirí

30 Nov 2021, 09.59

Sub-Committee on Mental Health to meet representatives from the HSE and Mental Health Reform

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

1 Dec 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021

No. 153 of 2021

1 Dec 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 154 of 2021

1 Dec 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Health (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021

No. 155 of 2021

29 Nov 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Social Welfare Bill 2021

No. 152 of 2021