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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 13 Jun 2019: 33 topics were published, which include 143 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 13 Jun 2019: 12 topics were published, which include 28 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 13 Jun 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 13 Jun 2019: 251 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Centenary of the First Dáil

Eamon de Valera as the belle of the ball in America, 1919 / L&RS

Centenary of the First Dáil

In June 1919, Eamon de Valera, President of the First Dáil, travelled incognito to New York via Liverpool. His mission was to raise funds and seek international recognition for an independent Irish nation.

Follow the story of the Irish Parliament on our dedicated Dáil100 website.

Divorce, 11 June 1925

Notable debates

Divorce, 11 June 1925

“We teach in our schools and universities and print in our books many things which the Catholic Church does not approve of. Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds you open the way for every kind of intolerance and for every kind of religious persecution.”

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

We are recruiting a project manager (assistant principal) for the Oireachtas Translation Section, Rannóg an Aistriúcháin.

Closing date: 1 pm on Tuesday, 18 June 2019

How can we make Ireland more equitable for Travellers?

The Seanad Public Consultation Committee wants your ideas on how we can achieve full equality for Travellers. To participate in this public consultation, send a written submission outlining your proposals.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday, 14 June 2019.

Press releases

13 Jun 2019, 09.15

Cathaoirleach of the Seanad to attend 20th meeting of the Association of European Senates

12 Jun 2019, 14.09

PAC to discuss 2017 Appropriation Accounts with Officials from Department of Children and Youth Affairs

12 Jun 2019, 11.00

Treasures of the Oireachtas Library launched as part of Dáil 100 celebrations

11 Jun 2019, 12.46

Irish Language Committee to launch report on the challenges which Irish language broadcasting faces

10 Jun 2019, 14.43

Committee on Budgetary Oversight to discuss latest Fiscal Assessment Report and Local Property Tax

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.

This year we celebrate Dáil100, the centenary of the First Dáil, which held its first public meeting on 21 January 1919.

Did you know?

An original framed copy of the Easter 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, read out at the GPO by PH Pearse and posted up around Dublin, hangs in the entrance hall of Leinster House.

The man can go across the water and shake the dust of this country off his feet to a country where he can reacquire the freedom of which we would deprive him. The woman cannot go.
Countess of Desart, 11 June 1925

Recently considered Bills and Acts

13 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Organisation of Working Time (Workers Rights and Bogus Self-Employment) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 40 of 2019

13 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 95 of 2018

12 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Bill 2016

No. 67 of 2016

12 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

National Minimum Wage (Protection of Employee Tips) Bill 2017

No. 40 of 2017