Dáil Éireann schedule

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  • 11.00

    11.00

    Dáil live stream

    Live coverage of the first sitting day starts on Oireachtas TV

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    First meeting of the 33rd Dáil

    12.00

    12.00

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    The reading by the Clerk of the Proclamation summoning Dáil Éireann

    12.00

    12.00

    Dáil live stream

    Report of the Clerk as to issue of Writs for election of Members and announcement of names of Members returned

    12.25

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    Election of Ceann Comhairle

    13.15

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    Suspension of Sitting

    15.15

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    Nomination of Taoiseach

    18.15

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    Approval of Nominations by the Taoiseach of other Members of the Government

    20.03

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    Adjournment of the Dáil

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

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  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

  • Dáil Éireann will resume on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 2pm

Seanad Éireann schedule

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Schedule of meetings

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  • 09.30

    Select Committee on Members' Interests of Seanad Éireann

    CR2, LH 2000

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Business Papers

 No business papers were published today.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Feb 2020: 9 topics were published, which include 160 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 21 Jan 2020: 2 topics were published, which include 26 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Transport, Tourism And Sport on Wed, 18 Dec 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 18 Dec 2019: 464 Parliamentary Questions answered.

Selection of the Ceann Comhairle

33rd Dáil

Selection of the Ceann Comhairle

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been selected as Ceann Comhairle of the 33rd Dáil and formally elected by the Dáil. Deputy Ó Fearghaíl was Ceann Comhairle of the 32nd Dáil.

Seanad Éireann

25th Seanad

Seanad Éireann

The 25th Seanad continues until Sunday, 29 March.

Proposals for nominations to the vocational panels of the 26th Seanad are open. Voting in the Seanad general election will take place in March and will close at 11am on Monday, 30 March.

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

We are recruiting for the position of:

* Advisory Counsel (Grade III) in the Office of the Parliamentary Legal Advisers (OPLA)

Animation

Primary schools educational resource

Teaching primary schools SPHE? Help students explore the concept of democracy with this short animation about what the newly elected TDs will do a members of Dáil Éireann.

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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.

Press releases

19 Feb 2020, 19.04

Nominations received for position of Ceann Comhairle

11 Feb 2020, 09.09

Parliamentary Budget Office publishes Quarterly Economic and Fiscal Commentary

3 Feb 2020, 08.54

Houses of the Oireachtas TED-Ed Club student to represent Ireland at worldwide finals in New York on Saturday

27 Jan 2020, 10.17

Ceann Comhairle pays tribute to the late Séamus Mallon

23 Jan 2020, 09.30

Seanad Public Consultation Committee recommends a reserved seat in Seanad for Travellers

Did you know?

The shortest Dáil in the history of the State was the 5th Dáil, following the general election of June 1927, which lasted only 98 days.

The average person may very well be confused, is obviously concerned, and rightly so, and may in consequence be resisting change. This is a very good example of where there must be leadership from the representatives of the people, and not a rather cowardly fear of the grassroots opinion and fear of change.
Mary Robinson, Seanad Éireann, 20 February 1974

Recently considered Bills and Acts

10 Jan 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Defence (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 2 of 2020

1 Jan 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 1 of 2020

26 Dec 2019

Enacted

Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 2019

No. 49 of 2019

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 91 of 2019

26 Dec 2019

Enacted

Migration of Participating Securities Act 2019

No. 50 of 2019

Migration of Participating Securities Bill 2019

No. 93 of 2019