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Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Seanad Supplementary Order Paper (Fri)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri) (PDF)

Seanad Order Paper (Fri)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 17 Sep 2020: 35 topics were published, which include 114 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 18 Sep 2020: 11 topics were published, which include 49 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Special Committee On Covid-19 Response on Fri, 18 Sep 2020.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 17 Sep 2020: 266 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Virtual tour of Leinster House

Virtual visit

Virtual tour of Leinster House

While we remain unable to welcome visitors except those on official business, we invite you to take a 3D virtual tour of Leinster House.

Take a walk through the home of Ireland's parliamentary democracy. See the art collection, the recently restored Seanad Chamber and the Dáil Chamber from the Ceann Comhairle's chair. You will also see some of the rooms traditionally used to receive distinguished visitors.

We created the virtual tour as part of Culture Night 2020.

Covid-19 information digest

Covid-19

Covid-19 information digest

Get quick links to recent debates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the latest research by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) and Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) on Covid-19.

CSPE: A citizenship course | Exploring democracy

Education

CSPE: A citizenship course | Exploring democracy

If you're teaching junior cycle CSPE this year, check out our new Exploring democracy series. We created it specially to cover most aspects of strand 3 of the new CSPE curriculum. Exploring democracy comprises 20 lesson plans, each with a slide show and printable worksheets, plus ready-to-go democracy action projects. We've even included a handy checklist so you can tick off each learning objective.

Data visualisations and analysis

Research

Data visualisations and analysis

Get the most out of our research services with our new data visualisations. Get research and analysis on the most relevant issues of the day including Covid-19 in Ireland, voted expenditure and the latest fiscal data.

All research is impartial and is published by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) and the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO).

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

We are recruiting for the following positions:

Research librarian in our Library & Research Service - deadline 3pm on Thursday, 24 September 2020

Cleaner - deadline 3.30pm on Wednesday, 30 September

Kitchen porter - deadline 3.30pm on Wednesday, 30 September

Press releases

17 Sep 2020, 15.18

GAA, IRFU and FAI before Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 Response

16 Sep 2020, 16.15

Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) to discuss work programme at first meeting

15 Sep 2020, 16.50

Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee to discuss Expert Panel on Nursing Homes report

9 Sep 2020, 15.25

HIQA chief before Oireachtas Committee to discuss impact of Covid-19 on nursing homes report

8 Sep 2020, 15.23

Oireachtas Committee to discuss legislative framework behind Covid-19 response

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.

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

18 Sep 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 13 of 2019

17 Sep 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Protection of Employees (Collective Redundancies) Bill 2017

No. 31 of 2017

17 Sep 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Consumer Credit (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 135 of 2018

17 Sep 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Central Bank (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 8 of 2018