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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 17 Oct 2019: 31 topics were published, which include 141 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 16 Oct 2019: 14 topics were published, which include 37 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 17 Oct 2019.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 17 Oct 2019: 341 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 Oct 2019, 14.25

Ceann Comhairle presents National Bravery Awards for 20 Acts of Bravery

17 Oct 2019, 14.58

Chair of Oireachtas Communications Committee welcomes return of Longwave radio service

16 Oct 2019, 18.01

Committee on Rural and Community Development welcomes road repair fund review

16 Oct 2019, 16.59

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence to discuss access to quality education for girls in developing countries

16 Oct 2019, 14.59

PAC to meet with Officials from Caranua

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.

This year we celebrate Dáil100, the centenary of the First Dáil, which held its first public meeting on 21 January 1919.

Did you know?

In the current Dáil, 22% of TDs are women and 78% are men.

In the minds of certain ladies who called to the Government Offices to discuss this matter of equal rights as citizens, what was in the Constitution originally was read as meaning identical rights as citizens, and it was seriously contended by them that that should remain in the Constitution.
Kevin O’Higgins, Dáil Éireann, 18 October 1922

Recently considered Bills and Acts

17 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Mandatory Beef Price Transparency Bill 2019

No. 85 of 2019

17 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Housing (Homeless Housing Assistance Payment) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 84 of 2019

16 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Children's Digital Protection Bill 2018

No. 133 of 2018

16 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Social Welfare Bill 2019

No. 51 of 2019