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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 17 May 2018: 30 topics were published, which include 137 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 17 May 2018: 7 topics were published, which include 22 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection [Select Committee] on Thu, 17 May 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 17 May 2018: 277 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

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Constituency dashboards

Constituency dashboards launched

The Library & Research Service has launched an interactive tool to help Oireachtas Members get accurate information about their constituencies. The constituency dashboards provide an interactive online visualisation of Census 2016 data for each Dáil constituency.

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Press releases

21 May 2018, 18.06

Ticket touts: Business, Enterprise & Innovation Committee to hear evidence on capping resale prices

21 May 2018, 17.34

Agriculture Committee to discuss EU’s fisheries plan, efforts to boost genetic strength of Irish cattle

21 May 2018, 16.41

Brexit’s regional risks: European Committee of Regions to address EU Affairs Committee

16 May 2018, 17.44

Minister to discuss housing, homelessness, “Rebuilding Ireland” plan with Housing Committee

16 May 2018, 15.10

Finance Committee to focus on resolution of non-performing loans

Did you know?

The youngest ever TD was William J. Murphy, who was elected in the 1949 by-election on at the age of 21 years and 29 days.

I believe participation is a means to an end. There is bad decision-making where there is not a gender balance among the decision-makers.
Joe O’Toole, Seanad Éireann, 19 May 2010

Recently considered Bills and Acts

17 May 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017

No. 71 of 2017

17 May 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Childcare Support Bill 2017

No. 153 of 2017

17 May 2018

Defeated

European Communities (Brexit) Bill 2017

No. 15 of 2017

17 May 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

No. 147 of 2017