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Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

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Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 12 Dec 2019: 28 topics were published, which include 121 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 12 Dec 2019: 10 topics were published, which include 24 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Key Issues Affecting The Traveller Community on Tue, 10 Dec 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Today, 12 Dec 2019: 12 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.

View video

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

12 Dec 2019, 14.45

Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht calls for greater support for communities in commemorative plans

12 Dec 2019, 11.00

Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report finds Direct Provision ‘not fit for purpose’ and calls for fundamental reform of ‘flawed’ international protection application process

11 Dec 2019, 16.27

PAC to meet Pobal to discuss its 2018 financial statements.

11 Dec 2019, 14.22

Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government to hear update from Minister Eoghan Murphy on Rebuilding Ireland plan

10 Dec 2019, 17.14

Joint Committee on Justice and Equality to resume discussions on access to justice and legal costs

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

11 Dec 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017

No. 71 of 2017

11 Dec 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 103 of 2019

11 Dec 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Perjury and Related Offences Bill 2018

No. 112 of 2018

11 Dec 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017

No. 3 of 2017