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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Jun 2019: 33 topics were published, which include 139 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Jun 2019: 10 topics were published, which include 41 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, 20 Jun 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Jun 2019: 216 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Centenary of the First Dáil

Eamon de Valera as the belle of the ball in America, 1919 / L&RS

Centenary of the First Dáil

In June 1919, Eamon de Valera, President of the First Dáil, travelled incognito to New York via Liverpool. His mission was to raise funds and seek international recognition for an independent Irish nation.

Follow the story of the Irish Parliament on our dedicated Dáil100 website.

Decriminalisation of homosexuality, 1993

Notable debate

Decriminalisation of homosexuality, 1993

“May I at this stage pay a special personal tribute to Senator Norris for his courage and determination in pursuing this issue relentlessly. I am glad I am the Minister for Justice who succeeded in decriminalising homosexuality.”

Would you like to work for the Houses of the Oireachtas Service?

We have two assistant principal vacancies in our ICT unit:
:: Chief data officer
:: Head of programme management

Closing date: 1 pm on Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Press releases

24 Jun 2019, 13.48

Communications Committee to hear from eir and ESB on National Broadband Plan

21 Jun 2019, 12.43

Taispeántas ‘Dáil 100’ seolta i gCorcaigh mar chuid de cheiliúradh Dáil 100

21 Jun 2019, 12.35

Houses of the Oireachtas Exhibition launched in Cork as part of Dáil 100 celebrations

21 Jun 2019, 11.12

Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism & Sport welcomes publication of FAI report

19 Jun 2019, 16.45

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to discuss Bogus Self Employment

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.

This year we celebrate Dáil100, the centenary of the First Dáil, which held its first public meeting on 21 January 1919.

Did you know?

Leinster House welcomes 90,000 visitors each year. To visit, contact a Member of the Houses of the Oireachtas from your area, or come along to Leinster House on a non-sitting day and join one of our walk-in tours.

The Minister resisted the temptation to adopt another Irish solution to an Irish problem, the sort of fudge that has been the hallmark of many social reform attempts.
Eamon Gilmore, Dáil Éireann, 23 June 1993

Recently considered Bills and Acts

20 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Judicial Council Bill 2017

No. 70 of 2017

20 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Microbeads (Prohibition) Bill 2019

No. 41 of 2019

19 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

CervicalCheck Tribunal Bill 2019

No. 44 of 2019

19 Jun 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 89 of 2018