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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 26 Nov 2020: 37 topics were published, which include 93 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 26 Nov 2020: 11 topics were published, which include 37 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Select Committee On Foreign Affairs And Defence on Thu, 26 Nov 2020.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 26 Nov 2020: 164 Parliamentary Questions answered.

There are 160 Members (called Deputies or TDs) of Dáil Éireann.

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

Appointments to the board of RTÉ

The Joint Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht is inviting applications from suitably qualified members of the public who would like to be considered for four upcoming appointments to the board of Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ).

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 17 December 2020.

Dying With Dignity Bill 2020 - Call for submissions

The Committee on Justice invites written submissions from interested groups or individuals on the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020. These submissions will be considered as part of the Committee scrutiny of the Bill.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday, 22 January 2021.

Republic of Ireland, 24 November 1948

Notable debates

Republic of Ireland, 24 November 1948

“This Bill will end, and end forever, in a simple, clear and unequivocal way this country's long and tragic association with the institution of the British Crown and will make it manifest beyond equivocation or subtlety that the national and international status of this country is that of an independent republic.”

─John A. Costello

Covid-19 information digest

Covid-19

Covid-19 information digest

Get quick links to recent debates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the latest research by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) and Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) on Covid-19.

Press releases

26 Nov 2020, 16.48

Budgetary Oversight Committee publishes interim report examining the parliamentary budget cycle

26 Nov 2020, 14.20

Joint Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht invites applications from members of the public for nomination to Board of RTE

25 Nov 2020, 17.50

Mental Health Reform before Oireachtas Mental Health Committee

25 Nov 2020, 15.21

Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to discuss ensuring schools are open safely and sustainably with Parent and Student representatives

25 Nov 2020, 12.29

Joint Committee on Justice invites written submissions on Dying with Dignity Bill 2020

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.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

26 Nov 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Organisation of Working Time (Amendment) (Carryover of Annual Leave) (Covid-19) Bill 2020

No. 68 of 2020

25 Nov 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

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

No. 1 of 2020

25 Nov 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Planning and Development Bill 2020

No. 56 of 2020

25 Nov 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Social Welfare Commission Bill 2020

No. 67 of 2020