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Business Papers

No business papers were published today.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 7 Nov 2019: 31 topics were published, which include 93 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 6 Nov 2019: 13 topics were published, which include 52 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Communications, Climate Action And Environment on Thu, 7 Nov 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 7 Nov 2019: 224 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Press releases

11 Nov 2019, 16.26

Traveller education to be discussed at Committee on Key Issues Affecting the Traveller Community

11 Nov 2019, 16.11

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to meet with Bord na gCon for update on animal welfare issues in greyhound industry

11 Nov 2019, 12.48

EPA before Oireachtas Committee as 'ESB Leaks' hearings resume

11 Nov 2019, 02.48

Committee on Budgetary Oversight to hold post-budget engagement with the Minister

7 Nov 2019, 19.30

International Grand Committee meets in Dublin and agrees principles to advance global regulation of social media

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?

Between 1922 and 2018, 801 men and 99 women have been Members of Seanad Éireann.

If for one reason or another the dog turns out to be defective in the vocal chords, or due to an awkward temperament or shyness it refuses to bark, one would be a bloody fool not to bark oneself if a burglar was approaching the house. That is not a perfect analogy.
David Norris, Seanad Éireann, 10 November 2009

Recently considered Bills and Acts

7 Nov 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019

No. 59 of 2019

6 Nov 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Bill 2018

No. 142 of 2018

6 Nov 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 13 of 2019

6 Nov 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Social Welfare (No. 2) Bill 2019

No. 89 of 2019