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

31 Jul 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020

No. 17 of 2020

30 Jul 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020

No. 18 of 2020

30 Jul 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Financial Provisions (Covid-19) (No. 2) Bill 2020

No. 19 of 2020

30 Jul 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Bill 2020

No. 15 of 2020

29 Jul 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017

No. 68 of 2017

29 Jul 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018

No. 124 of 2018

29 Jul 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

First Aid and Mental Health in Schools (Initial Teacher Training) Bill 2018

No. 44 of 2018

29 Jul 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

First Aid and Mental Health in Schools (Existing Teachers) Bill 2018

No. 48 of 2018

29 Jul 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Public Order) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 17 of 2019

29 Jul 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Social Welfare (Covid-19) (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 14 of 2020

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.

Irish Statute Book

Statute Book

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

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Achtanna an Oireachtais

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Achtanna an Oireachtais

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

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Future Bills

Government legislative programme

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