Bills & Acts

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.

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Recently considered Bills and Acts

14 Mar 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Sea-Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 19 of 2017

13 Mar 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019

No. 14 of 2019

13 Mar 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Credit Union Restructuring Board (Dissolution) Bill 2019

No. 10 of 2019

12 Mar 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Bill 2016

No. 67 of 2016

12 Mar 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Regulation of Tenderers Bill 2019

No. 21 of 2019

12 Mar 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Credit Union (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 22 of 2019

12 Mar 2019

Enacted

European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Act 2019

No. 7 of 2019

European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 9 of 2019

6 Mar 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Registration of Wills Bill 2016

No. 50 of 2016

6 Mar 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Civil Liability (Capping of General Damages) Bill 2019

No. 20 of 2019

5 Mar 2019

Enacted

Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Act 2019

No. 6 of 2019

Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Bill 2018

No. 129 of 2018

Irish Statute Book

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Irish Statute Book

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

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

Achtanna an Oireachtais

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Achtanna an Oireachtais

Read Acts of the Oireachtas, in English and Irish, passed from 1922 to 2009

Government legislative programme

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Government legislative programme

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