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Business Papers

No business papers were published today.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 17 Jan 2019: 25 topics were published, which include 141 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 20 Dec 2018: 14 topics were published, which include 50 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Select Committee On Transport, Tourism And Sport on Wed, 16 Jan 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 17 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 Experience

Tours

Dáil100 Experience

To commemorate the centenary of Dáil Éireann, tours of Leinster House will run this weekend, 19 and 20 January 2019. Tours are free but places are limited and must be booked in advance.

Oireachtas TV

In Our Own Words

In Our Own Words focuses on the story of Irish women’s struggle for equality and representation in the political sphere, told exclusively through the first-hand testimony of the women involved.

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Press releases

16 Jan 2019, 16.57

Public Accounts Committee to examine prisons spending

14 Jan 2019, 17.58

Budgetary Oversight Committee to discuss IFAC report on Budget 2019, Brexit with Finance Minister

19 Dec 2018, 18.00

Children and Youth Affairs Committee calls on Minister to provide sight of Oberstown report

18 Dec 2018, 12.50

Health Committee to resume PLS on General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill

17 Dec 2018, 14.17

Coiste na Gaeilge chun Seirbhísí Gaeilge a phlé le Tusla

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 and only female Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann was Tras Honan, from 1982 to 1983 and 1987 to 1989. There has never been a female Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann.

They do not know what they are talking about. I cannot blame them for that, because ignorant people are ignorant people, but I blame the politicians who leave them in that condition of ignorance and who play up to their ignorance.
Professor John Kelly, Seanad Éireann, 13 January 1972

Recently considered Bills and Acts

7 Jan 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 1 of 2019

25 Dec 2018

Enacted

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

No. 38 of 2018

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

No. 147 of 2017

24 Dec 2018

Enacted

Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2018

No. 36 of 2018

Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2018

No. 21 of 2018

24 Dec 2018

Enacted

Irish Film Board (Amendment) Act 2018

No. 34 of 2018

Irish Film Board (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 117 of 2018