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Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

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Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 12 Dec 2018: 37 topics were published, which include 79 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 12 Dec 2018: 13 topics were published, which include 45 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, 6 Dec 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 12 Dec 2018: 10000 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Press releases

12 Dec 2018, 16.02

Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Brexit, outcome of Foreign Affairs Council

11 Dec 2018, 17.17

EU Affairs Committee meeting with Eurofound postponed

11 Dec 2018, 14.32

Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht Committee to discuss local, regional museums

11 Dec 2018, 13.01

Justice Committee to discuss Future of Policing in Ireland with Justice Minister

11 Dec 2018, 12.25

Transport Committee to examine plans for Dublin Core Bus Corridors

Oireachtas TV

Around the Houses, October 2018

Watch a round up of the big issues discussed in the Houses of the Oireachtas in October. This edition includes questions in the Dáil on housing and homelessness, statements on the Budget and Second Stage of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018.

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Oireachtas TV

Budget 2019

Watch Oireachtas TV's documentary on Budget 2019, including a panel discussion, comments from politicians and analysis by people working in the housing and homeless sector. The film also includes video of the Minister's budget statement in the Dáil.

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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?

The days and times on which Dáil Éireann sits, and the layout of each day, are set by the Dáil Éireann Standing Orders Relative to Public Business. These can only be changed by a motion passed in the Dáil.

What enemy of ours will lay down his gun because of any man we appoint here? I suggest we are assembled here no longer in a Nationalist or Unionist sense, but merely as members of the Seanad.
WB Yeats, 12 December 1922

Recently considered Bills and Acts

12 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill 2018

No. 130 of 2018

12 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Consumer Credit (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 135 of 2018

12 Dec 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2018

No. 120 of 2018

12 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Housing (Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability) Bill 2018

No. 138 of 2018