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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 14 Nov 2018: 12 topics were published, which include 49 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 14 Nov 2018: 12 topics were published, which include 49 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Select Committee On Health on Thu, 8 Nov 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Today, 14 Nov 2018: 10000 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

14 Nov 2018, 15.21

Education Committee to explore ways to increase uptake of apprenticeships, Caranua operations

14 Nov 2018, 15.18

Finance Committee to discuss Cost of Insurance Working Group progress report

14 Nov 2018, 15.16

Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Irish Defence Forces priorities with Vice Admiral Mellett

14 Nov 2018, 12.45

Transport Committee publishes Accessibility of Public Transport for People with Disabilities

13 Nov 2018, 16.38

Rural and Community Development Committee to discuss credit unions’ support for small business

Oireachtas TV

Around the Houses, October 2018

Watch a round up of the big issues discussed in the Houses of the Oireachtas in October. This edition includes questions in the Dáil on housing and homelessness, statements on the Budget and Second Stage of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018.

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Oireachtas TV

Budget 2019

Watch Oireachtas TV's documentary on Budget 2019, including a panel discussion, comments from politicians and analysis by people working in the housing and homeless sector. The film also includes video of the Minister's budget statement in the Dáil.

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Oireachtas TV

A Woman's Place

On International Women’s Day 2018 a painting of the 53 sitting women members of the Houses of the Oireachtas was unveiled in Leinster House. This documentary follows the artist, Noel Murphy, on his six-month project to create the unique painting. In the film, journalist Eamonn Mallie reveals the artistic process and discusses the role of women in politics with the Members as they visit the artist’s studio to sit for their portraits.

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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 Royal Dublin Society bought Leinster House from the third Duke of Leinster in 1815 for £10,000 and a yearly rent of £600.

I will not refer to the four Independent Deputies who have brought this upon us because I do not think they would understand the import of it.
Monica Barnes, Dáil Éireann 8 November 2001

Recently considered Bills and Acts

13 Nov 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

African Development (Bank and Fund) Bill 2018

No. 101 of 2018

13 Nov 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Hallmarking (Amendment) Bill 2016

No. 111 of 2016

13 Nov 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Thirty-Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Neutrality) Bill 2018

No. 121 of 2018

8 Nov 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Data Sharing and Governance Bill 2018

No. 55 of 2018