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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 14 Jun 2018: 31 topics were published, which include 141 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 14 Jun 2018: 10 topics were published, which include 25 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee of Public Accounts on Thu, 14 Jun 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 14 Jun 2018: 271 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

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.

Studio debate

Strasbourg special - Oireachtas TV debate

Oireachtas TV has produced a special debate filmed in Strasbourg. Flor MacCarthy meets MEPs and journalists to discuss the European Parliament plenary sittings and the future of Europe in light of Brexit. Guests include MEPs Lynn Boylan, Brian Hayes, Mairead McGuinness and Marian Harkin.

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Report launch

Committee of Public Accounts report

13 June

The Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) has launched its report on receipts from corporation tax. The report highlights the highly concentrated nature of corporation tax receipts and finds that this represents an unacceptable level of risk to their sustainability. To read the report, visit the Committee's web page.

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Press releases

18 Jun 2018, 16.31

Finance Committee to meet Ulster Bank Interim Chief Executive

18 Jun 2018, 15.29

Irish Language Committee to meet officials from Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

18 Jun 2018, 15.04

Business Enterprise & Innovation Committee to discuss Department’s strategy 2018-2021

15 Jun 2018, 16.15

Bus Éireann, NTA to discuss public transport, rail freight links with Joint Committee on Rural and Community Development

15 Jun 2018, 13.21

Agriculture Committee to meet next week to discuss concerns around electronic tagging of sheep

Did you know?

The youngest ever TD was William Joseph Murphy, who was elected in the 1949 by-election on at the age of 21 years and 29 days.

We have to be vigilant for Parliament. It is a precious flower. It is a major gift to the better ordering of society and the alternative to robber barons.
Seán D. Barrett, Seanad Éireann, 18 June 2014

Recently considered Bills and Acts

14 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Civil Liability (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2018

No. 57 of 2018

14 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Home Building Finance Ireland Bill 2018

No. 58 of 2018

13 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 108 of 2017

13 Jun 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016

No. 58 of 2016