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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 24 May 2018: 25 topics were published, which include 52 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 23 May 2018: 13 topics were published, which include 45 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee of Public Accounts on Thu, 24 May 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 24 May 2018: 202 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

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Constituency dashboards

Constituency dashboards launched

The Library & Research Service has launched an interactive tool to help Oireachtas Members get accurate information about their constituencies. The constituency dashboards provide an interactive online visualisation of Census 2016 data for each Dáil constituency.

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Press releases

23 May 2018, 18.00

OPW, Clare Council & Irish Rail to tackle Ballycar rail floods after Rural Development Committee meeting

23 May 2018, 17.32

World Vision, actor Liam Cunningham to tell Foreign Affairs Committee of South Sudan’s plight

23 May 2018, 14.47

Insurance costs for community groups to be examined by Finance Committee

23 May 2018, 14.11

PAC to resume hearings on Third Level financial statements

22 May 2018, 17.46

Housing Committee to examine how local authorities’ waiting lists operate

Did you know?

The youngest ever TD was William J. Murphy, who was elected in the 1949 by-election on at the age of 21 years and 29 days.

It is unfortunate that there is only one lady deputy present and that she is outnumbered by the men here but I would emphasise that medical safety is a constitutional right for our citizens.
Noel Browne, Dáil Éireann, 9 May 1979

Recently considered Bills and Acts

23 May 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017

No. 71 of 2017

17 May 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Childcare Support Bill 2017

No. 153 of 2017

17 May 2018

Defeated

European Communities (Brexit) Bill 2017

No. 15 of 2017

17 May 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

No. 147 of 2017