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Business Papers

No business papers were published today

The Dáil Order Paper has moved to a digital format. It is available on the Dáil Business website.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 25 Nov 2021: 42 topics were published, which include 131 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 25 Nov 2021: 12 topics were published, which include 29 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Select Committee On Finance, Public Expenditure And Reform, And Taoiseach on Thu, 25 Nov 2021.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 25 Nov 2021: 380 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

L&RS

Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

The annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence take place from 25 November to 10 December.

The Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published parts one and two of its three-part series on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. Part three will discuss strategies to address gender-based violence.

Public consultation: Guardian ad litem system

The General Scheme of the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2021 provides for reform of the guardian ad litem system.

The Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth invites written submissions on the proposed Bill from interested people and groups.

The closing date is 1pm on Friday, 17 December 2021.

New Documentary

The Seven Ages of Noël Browne

Don't miss this emotional and intimate look at the life, achievements and controversies of one of Ireland’s most iconic parliamentarians, Dr Noël Browne, by acclaimed film maker Alan Gilsenan.

As Minister for Health Dr. Noël Browne was celebrated for his campaign against tuberculosis, but opposition to his efforts to introduce the Mother and Child Scheme caused him to resign his post in 1951.

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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.

Press releases

24 Nov 2021, 18.05

Joint Committee on Public Petitions to discuss Direct Provision policy with Department of Justice and consider petitions

24 Nov 2021, 17.05

Committee of Public Accounts to examine 2020 Appropriation Account and report on Oversight of funding for Galway 2020 with Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

24 Nov 2021, 16.46

Minister of State for Disability to address Joint Committee on progress regarding Disability Services

24 Nov 2021, 12.01

Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment publishes report on Employment Permits

24 Nov 2021, 10.55

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to discuss Horse and Greyhound Fund and Nitrates Action Programme with Minister McConalogue

Did you know?

In 1914, the RDS established the Radium Institute in Leinster House, and it was here that John Joly developed the first effective radiation treatment for cancer known as the “Dublin method”.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

29 Nov 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Social Welfare Bill 2021

No. 152 of 2021

25 Nov 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 151 of 2021

25 Nov 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Insurance (Restriction on Differential Pricing and Profiling) Bill 2021

No. 1 of 2021

25 Nov 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021

No. 145 of 2021