Bills & Acts

The power to make new laws is the sole responsibility of the Houses of the Oireachtas. Dáil Éireann has the primary role in relation to legislation as it is directly elected by the people. All proposed new laws are introduced into the Oireachtas as Bills. When the Government wants to propose a law, the Cabinet approves the Bill and the relevant Minister brings it before the Oireachtas. Opposition parties or Members can also bring forward their own Bills, usually during Private Members’ time.

Find Bills & Acts

Recently considered Bills and Acts

14 Oct 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Finance (European Stability Mechanism and Single Resolution Fund) Bill 2021

No. 106 of 2021

7 Oct 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Smuggling of Persons) Bill 2021

No. 105 of 2021

7 Oct 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Organisation of Working Time (Workers' Rights and Bogus Self-Employment) (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 127 of 2021

6 Oct 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 104 of 2019

6 Oct 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Irish Corporate Governance (Gender Balance) Bill 2021

No. 124 of 2021

6 Oct 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Betting (Prohibition on Use of Credit Cards) Bill 2021

No. 125 of 2021

6 Oct 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Maternity Care (Covid-19) Bill 2021

No. 126 of 2021

6 Oct 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 25 of 2021

5 Oct 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Child and Family Agency (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 102 of 2021

5 Oct 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Registration of Wills Bill 2016

No. 50 of 2016

Bills from 1922 to 1996

Historic Bills

Bills from 1922 to 1996

Bills published from 1997 to the present day are available on this website.

The Bills that were published from 1922 to 1996 have recently been digitised and are being added to the website.

If you cannot find the Bill you are looking for, visit the Oireachtas Library's online catalogue. In the catalogue you can search the full collection including all the different versions of the Bills, as they were initiated, amended and passed by the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Official translations of Acts

Irish language

Official translations of Acts

Official translations of Acts of the Oireachtas are provided by Rannóg an Aistriúcháin. Once published, they are available alongside the original Act text in this section.

To see a list of recently published official translations of Acts, visit the Rannóg an Aistriúcháin page.

To examine Acts of the Oireachtas in English and Irish side by side visit achtanna.ie. The website includes Acts from 1922 to 2009.

Irish Statute Book

Statute Book

Irish Statute Book

View both primary and secondary legislation in the Irish Statute Book (eISB)

Government legislative programme

Future Bills

Government legislative programme

Get a list of Government Bills to be prioritised during this term

How laws are made

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How laws are made

Find out how Bills pass through the Dáil and Seanad to become law