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Supplementary Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Supplementary Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Dáil Question Paper (Wed)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Seanad Order Paper (Wed)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 18 Dec 2018: 44 topics were published, which include 118 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 18 Dec 2018: 17 topics were published, which include 27 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Select Committee On Health on Thu, 13 Dec 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Tue, 18 Dec 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

18 Dec 2018, 12.50

Health Committee to resume PLS on General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill

17 Dec 2018, 14.17

Coiste na Gaeilge chun Seirbhísí Gaeilge a phlé le Tusla

17 Dec 2018, 12.24

Irish Language Committee to engage with Tusla on Irish language services

17 Dec 2018, 09.00

Agriculture Committee to discuss IFA report on suckler beef

14 Dec 2018, 17.39

Children and Youth Affairs Committee to discuss Oberstown operational review

Oireachtas TV

In Our Own Words

In Our Own Words focuses on the story of Irish women’s struggle for equality and representation in the political sphere, told exclusively through the first-hand testimony of the women involved.

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Schools lesson plans

Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Schools lesson plans

We have produced three new lesson plans about the campaign for political rights for women in Ireland.

The lesson plans are for primary, junior cycle and leaving cert levels and are part of our Vótáil 100 commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the parliamentary vote for women in Ireland.

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?

Between 1918 and 2018, 1,179 men and 114 women have been elected to Dáil Éireann.

We have passed the first Act of an Irish Parliament for 123 years ... we have done what generation after generation of Irishmen have lived and died to do, and we may thank God we have lived to see this day.
Sir Thomas Henry Grattan Esmonde, Seanad Éireann, 18 December 1922

Recently considered Bills and Acts

18 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 136 of 2018

13 Dec 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Local Government Bill 2018

No. 91 of 2018

13 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Anti-Evictions Bill 2018

No. 131 of 2018

13 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill 2018

No. 130 of 2018