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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 22 May 2019: 27 topics were published, which include 88 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 22 May 2019: 3 topics were published, which include 18 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Health on Wed, 22 May 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 22 May 2019: 193 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Centenary of the First Dáil

The Irish-American delegation after their return to Paris, pictured with George Gavan Duffy TD / BMH-P-28-15/Bureau of Military History Photographic Collection, Courtesy of Military Archives

Centenary of the First Dáil

In May 1919 the First Dáil held a rare public sitting to welcome a delegation of three Irish-Americans. The delegation were representatives of the Irish Race Convention and had travelled to Europe to lobby American officials at the Paris Peace Conference. On 9 May, they addressed Dáil Éireann before returning to Paris.

Read the debate and follow the story of the Irish Parliament on our dedicated Dáil100 website.

Oireachtas TV

European elections special

This Oireachtas TV debates focuses on the European elections and asks what the future holds for the European Parliament. It also marks the 70th anniversary of Ireland becoming a Republic and looks at John Costello's decision in 1948 and what it meant for the country.

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Neutrality, 28 May 1940

Notable debates

Neutrality, 28 May 1940

"We are a small people, but if we are true to ourselves, and courageously defend our rights, with God's help we shall survive the present dangers as we and our fathers survived no less grievous ones in the past."

Press releases

21 May 2019, 15.39

Communications Committee to begin its hearings on National Broadband Plan

21 May 2019, 10.33

Justice Committee to hear about Direct Provision and the international protection application process

21 May 2019, 09.28

Agriculture Committee to discuss issues around corporate ownership of veterinary practices

20 May 2019, 15.00

Finance Committee to continue its discussion on Matters in relation to the Banking Sector

20 May 2019, 11.57

Coiste na Gaeilge chun tuarascáil bhliantúil an Choimisinéara Teanga do 2018 a phlé

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?

In 1979 Máire Geoghegan-Quinn became the first woman to hold an Irish Cabinet post following the foundation of the State in 1922.

The moment a woman marries the State dispenses with her services and takes upon itself the responsibility of giving her a gratuity. I do not suppose it is desired that I should break that rule.
James Joseph Walsh, 27 May 1926

Recently considered Bills and Acts

22 May 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 95 of 2018

21 May 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Residential Tenancies (Complaints of Anti-Social Behaviour and Neglect of Dwelling Exteriors) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 36 of 2019

21 May 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Planning and Development (Climate Measures) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 37 of 2019

21 May 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2018

No. 140 of 2018