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Business Papers

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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 14 Oct 2021: 28 topics were published, which include 115 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 14 Oct 2021: 9 topics were published, which include 30 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 14 Oct 2021.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 14 Oct 2021: 258 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Pre-Budget Report

Committee Cathaoirleach, Neasa Hourigan TD

Pre-Budget Report

The Committee on Budgetary Oversight has published its final pre-Budget 2022 report.

The report looks at the economic background to the Budget along with specific issues related to taxation revenue and Government spending.

It includes nine observations and recommendations by the Committee for Budget 2022 and beyond.

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

16 Oct 2021, 12.00

Message from BIPA Co-Chairs following Sir David Amess tragedy

15 Oct 2021, 09.05

61st British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly Plenary Session

14 Oct 2021, 15.13

Justice Committee publishes ‘Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2020’

13 Oct 2021, 17.15

Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action to resume pre-legislative scrutiny General Scheme of Circular Economy Bill

13 Oct 2021, 16.50

Joint Committee to consider petitions from members of the public

Did you know?

Regular television coverage of Dáil Éireann proceedings began on 29 January 1991 with the budget speech by then Minister for Finance, Albert Reynolds. Before that, video and images from inside the Dáil Chamber had rarely been seen.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

14 Oct 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Finance (European Stability Mechanism and Single Resolution Fund) Bill 2021

No. 106 of 2021

7 Oct 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Smuggling of Persons) Bill 2021

No. 105 of 2021

7 Oct 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Organisation of Working Time (Workers' Rights and Bogus Self-Employment) (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 127 of 2021

6 Oct 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 104 of 2019