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Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Tue) (PDF)

Dáil Supplementary Order Paper (Tue)

Dáil Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Tues)

Dáil Question Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Dáil Question Paper (Tues)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues) (PDF)

Seanad Order Paper (Tues)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 15 Oct 2019: 35 topics were published, which include 61 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 15 Oct 2019: 9 topics were published, which include 34 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 10 Oct 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Today, 15 Oct 2019: 24 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

15 Oct 2019, 17.17

Rural and Community Development Committee to discuss rural spending

15 Oct 2019, 15.17

Speakers announced for British Irish Parliamentary Assembly plenary session in Warwickshire – 21-22 Oct

15 Oct 2019, 14.53

Proposed Organ Donation legislation to be discussed at Joint Committee on Health meeting

15 Oct 2019, 14.37

Climate Action Committee to discuss United Nations report on Climate Change

15 Oct 2019, 14.17

Joint Committee on Justice and Equality to hear from legal experts on online harassment and harmful communications

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?

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.

I am singularly ignorant on that point, but I think that before you discard one system you should have another prepared to take its place.
Seán Milroy, Seanad Éireann, 14 October 1931

Recently considered Bills and Acts

10 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Industrial Development (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 77 of 2019

10 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Equitable Beef Pricing Bill 2019

No. 79 of 2019

9 Oct 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Free Education (Prohibition of Fees and Charges) Bill 2018

No. 47 of 2018

9 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Family Law Bill 2019

No. 78 of 2019