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Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Tues)

Dáil Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Tues)

Dáil Question Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Dáil Question Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 22 Jan 2019: 32 topics were published, which include 58 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 22 Jan 2019: 11 topics were published, which include 29 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 17 Jan 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Today, 22 Jan 2019: 10000 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Dáil100

Commemoration of the centenary of the first meeting of Dáil Éireann

On Monday, 21 January 2019, we commemorated the centenary of Dáil Éireann with a ceremony in the Mansion House, Dublin. President Michael D. Higgins delivered the keynote address followed by reflections on the centenary. There was then a joint sitting of both Houses of the Oireachtas.

The first public sitting of Dáil Éireann took place in the Round Room of the Mansion House on 21 January 1919.

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Press releases

22 Jan 2019, 17.35

Justice Committee to explore rights, equality issues related to Brexit

21 Jan 2019, 18.43

Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht to explore importance of arts in Irish life

21 Jan 2019, 11.45

15 students to deliver TED-Ed Club presentations in Mansion House to mark 100th anniversary of First Dáil

21 Jan 2019, 11.42

Budgetary Oversight Committee to consider tax reliefs, credits, other measures worth €5 billion

18 Jan 2019, 12.05

Education Committee agrees Work Programme for 2019 but expresses frustration with Department delay on Cassells Report evaluation

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 first meeting of Dáil Éireann occurred on 21st January 1919 in the Round Room of the Mansion House, now the home of Dublin’s Lord Mayor.

Dearbhuighmíd ná fuilingeóchaimíd go bráth an cumhangcas atá dá dhéanamh ag an annsmacht Ghallda ar ár gceart náisiúnta agus éilighmíd ar chamthaí na Sasanach imtheacht ar fad as ár dtír.
Cathal Brugha, Dáil Éireann, 21 January 1919

Recently considered Bills and Acts

16 Jan 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2018

No. 97 of 2018

16 Jan 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 93 of 2018

16 Jan 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018

No. 90 of 2018

16 Jan 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

National Surplus (Reserve Fund for Exceptional Contingencies) Bill 2018

No. 116 of 2018