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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Bills scheduled for discussion

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Recently considered Bills and Acts

19 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 108 of 2017

19 Jun 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Data Sharing and Governance Bill 2018

No. 55 of 2018

19 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Emergency Homeless Accommodation and Direct Provision Independent Inspection Bill 2018

No. 60 of 2018

15 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 59 of 2018

14 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Civil Liability (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2018

No. 57 of 2018

14 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Home Building Finance Ireland Bill 2018

No. 58 of 2018

13 Jun 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016

No. 58 of 2016

13 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 56 of 2018

13 Jun 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016

No. 1 of 2016

13 Jun 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 46 of 2017

Achtanna an Oireachtais

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Achtanna an Oireachtais

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

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

Irish Statute Book

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Irish Statute Book

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

Government legislative programme

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Government legislative programme

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