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Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 26 Jun 2019: 37 topics were published, which include 74 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 26 Jun 2019: 13 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 Thu, 20 Jun 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 26 Jun 2019: 75 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, 29 June 1993

Notable debate

Decriminalisation of homosexuality, 29 June 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

26 Jun 2019, 17.05

Pride Flag to fly at Leinster House as Houses of the Oireachtas LGBT+ group is launched

26 Jun 2019, 15.00

Tánaiste to brief Foreign Affairs Committee on Foreign Affairs Council engagement

26 Jun 2019, 14.28

Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Defence Forces pay

26 Jun 2019, 12.36

PAC to meet HSE regarding 2018 Accounts and Department of Health regarding their 2017 Accounts

25 Jun 2019, 17.08

Joint Committee on Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands launches report

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.

They have used their unfortunate dupes against us, and their unfortunate dupes can only now cry out like Macbeth at the witches: "Accursed be these juggling fiends."
Eamon de Valera, Dáil Éireann, 27 June 1928

Recently considered Bills and Acts

26 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Social Housing (Real Social Housing) Bill 2019

No. 48 of 2019

26 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Thirty-ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Housing) Bill 2019

No. 47 of 2019

26 Jun 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Judicial Discretion) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 46 of 2019

24 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Finance (Tax Appeals and Prospectus Regulation) Bill 2019

No. 45 of 2019