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Business Papers

No business papers were published today.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 23 Oct 2020: 14 topics were published, which include 143 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 23 Oct 2020: 15 topics were published, which include 48 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Joint Committee On Climate Action on Thu, 29 Oct 2020.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 22 Oct 2020: 214 Parliamentary Questions answered.

Covid-19 information digest

Covid-19

Covid-19 information digest

Get quick links to recent debates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the latest research by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) and Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) on Covid-19.

Disability matters - call for submissions

The Committee on Disability Matters invites written submissions on the lived experience of people with disabilities. The Committee wants to hear about the issues that affect them and their families and/or carers.

These submissions will help the Committee clarify what they need to focus on in their role as a Committee and their future work.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Monday, 9 November 2020.

Virtual tour of Leinster House

Virtual visit

Virtual tour of Leinster House

While we remain unable to welcome visitors except those on official business, we invite you to take a 3D virtual tour of Leinster House.

Take a walk through the home of Ireland's parliamentary democracy. See the art collection, the recently restored Seanad Chamber and the Dáil Chamber from the Ceann Comhairle's chair. You will also see some of the rooms traditionally used to receive distinguished visitors.

There are 160 Members (called Deputies or TDs) of Dáil Éireann.

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

Press releases

28 Oct 2020, 12.40

Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment urges shoppers to support Irish businesses to meet combined challenges of Covid-19 restrictions and Brexit

27 Oct 2020, 18.48

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan to appear before Oireachtas Transport Committee next week to discuss air travel and HIQA’s rapid testing report

27 Oct 2020, 17.12

Joint Committee on Climate Action continues Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020

27 Oct 2020, 15.18

Oireachtas Committee to examine EU response to Covid-19

27 Oct 2020, 14.40

Health Committee to question HSE on test and trace system

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

About the Oireachtas

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.

Did you know?

The Dáil Chamber was originally built as the lecture theatre of the Royal Dublin Society and was opened as such in 1897. The room is octagonal in shape and its original seating capacity was 700.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

27 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2020

No. 48 of 2020

23 Oct 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020

No. 38 of 2020

23 Oct 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Railway Safety (Reporting And Investigation Of Serious Accidents, Accidents And Incidents Involving Certain Railways) Bill 2020

No. 41 of 2020

23 Oct 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 42 of 2020