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Business Papers

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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 5 Dec 2019: 34 topics were published, which include 143 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 5 Dec 2019: 8 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, 5 Dec 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 5 Dec 2019: 426 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Oireachtas TV Debate

Climate change and fake news

Can democracy adequately respond to climate change? How can politicians work together to combat disinformation and fake news?

In this edition of Oireachtas TV Debates, Flor MacCarthy tackles these significant questions. The programme includes coverage of the third meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation an Fake News which took place in Leinster House in November.

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The Treaty Debates, Dec 1921 to Jan 1922

Notable debates

The Treaty Debates, Dec 1921 to Jan 1922

“As one of the signatories of the document I naturally recommend its acceptance...In my opinion it gives us freedom, not the ultimate freedom that all nations desire and develop to, but the freedom to achieve it.”

─Michael Collins

Press releases

6 Dec 2019, 16.13

Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism & Sport notes presentation of 2018 FAI Accounts

4 Dec 2019, 17.11

Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government to meet with Minister English to discuss Report of the Expert Group on Traveller Accommodation

4 Dec 2019, 16.30

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to resume discussion on Bogus Self-Employment

4 Dec 2019, 16.09

PAC to examine financial statements of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and matters related to Primary Care Centres

4 Dec 2019, 09.48

Committee on Budgetary Oversight to meet Irish Fiscal Advisory Council tomorrow

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?

The longest serving living member of Dáil Éireann is Enda Kenny, who has served as a TD for Mayo from 1975 to date.

A certain event took place in Great Britain yesterday and apparently because of that fact, the Dáil has had to meet to-day.
William Norton, Dáil Éireann, 11 December 1936

Recently considered Bills and Acts

5 Dec 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019

No. 100 of 2019

5 Dec 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Waste Management (Amendment) (Regulator) Bill 2019

No. 98 of 2019

5 Dec 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Rent Freeze (Fair Rent) Bill 2019

No. 99 of 2019

4 Dec 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 97 of 2019

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