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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 18 Apr 2019: 28 topics were published, which include 141 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 18 Apr 2019: 2 topics were published, which include 26 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Transport, Tourism And Sport on Tue, 16 Apr 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 18 Apr 2019: 327 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

Members of the First Dáil outside the Mansion House, April 1919 / Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Centenary of the First Dáil

In April 1919, the First Dáil held a series of private and public sittings. The Dáil appointed a Ministry and declared a peaceful boycott of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC). Other topics for debate included prisoners of war, the League of Nations, land distribution and kidnapped children.

Follow the story of the Irish Parliament and read the annotated debates on our dedicated website.

Budget 2020 - what's your position?

As part of its pre-budget scrutiny process, the Committee on Budgetary Oversight invites written submissions from stakeholders and interested parties.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Wednesday, 15 May 2019.

Oireachtas TV

Strasbourg Special

In the midst of the Brexit crisis, Oireachtas TV Debates returns to Strasbourg to take the temperature of the European Parliament.

Flor McCarthy talks to Irish MEPs Mairead McGuinness, Marian Harkin, Matt Carthy and Luke Ming Flanagan, as well as Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party.

We also hear from journalists and commentators about the upcoming European elections and the rise of Euroscepticism.

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News

23 Apr 19, 16.00

18 Apr 19, 13.00

Press releases

17 Apr 2019, 08.31

PAC to examine Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) financial statements

16 Apr 2019, 15.35

Joint Committee on European Union Affairs to discuss Engagement on alliance-building

16 Apr 2019, 11.08

Committee on Climate Action launches final report; calls for action on tackling climate change

16 Apr 2019, 10.15

Justice Committee to hear about the regulation and control of the gambling sector

15 Apr 2019, 10.58

Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism & Sport to meet Sport Ireland and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport

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?

Seanad Éireann was abolished in 1936 only to be re-established in 1938 under the Constitution of Ireland.

There is no problem defining the type of lobbyist who should be outlawed. It is a man waving brown envelopes in front of councillors to secure corrupt land rezonings.
Joe Higgins, Dáil Éireann, 19 April 2000

Recently considered Bills and Acts

18 Apr 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill 2018

No. 130 of 2018

18 Apr 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Civil Registration Bill 2019

No. 12 of 2019

17 Apr 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 106 of 2018

16 Apr 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Greyhound Racing Bill 2018

No. 109 of 2018