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Business Papers

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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 21 Oct 2021: 46 topics were published, which include 73 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 21 Oct 2021: 11 topics were published, which include 25 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 21 Oct 2021.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 21 Oct 2021: 25 Parliamentary Questions answered.

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

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

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Our services officers provide a safe and secure environment for entry points in the Leinster House complex and satellite buildings. We are seeking people with good interpersonal, communications and customer service skills.

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Oireachtas TV

Around the Houses | September edition

Take a look back at some of the main events in the Dáil, Seanad and Committees during the month of September.

Topics include the mica and pyrite issue, affordable housing, and the general scheme of the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2021. Also included are discussions on rising energy prices and the potential for power outages during the winter.

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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

20 Oct 2021, 19.00

Traveller Community Committee discuss Travellers’ experiences in prison

20 Oct 2021, 18.02

Disability Matters Committee discuss Aligning Disability Services with the UNCRPD

20 Oct 2021, 16.50

Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action to resume pre-legislative scrutiny General Scheme of Circular Economy Bill

20 Oct 2021, 16.30

Committee of Public Accounts to examine Tusla’s 2020 Financial Statements

20 Oct 2021, 16.10

Oireachtas Committee meets Core Working Group for the proposed All-Island Cancer Research Institute

Did you know?

Regular television coverage of Dáil Éireann proceedings began on 29 January 1991 with the budget speech by then Minister for Finance, Albert Reynolds. Before that, video and images from inside the Dáil Chamber had rarely been seen.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

22 Oct 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021

No. 136 of 2021

21 Oct 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Finance Bill 2021

No. 132 of 2021

21 Oct 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Water in Public Ownership) (No. 2) Bill 2016

No. 31 of 2016

21 Oct 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Statistics (Decade of Centenaries) Bill 2020

No. 74 of 2020