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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Today, 24 May 2018

In Dáil Éireann

Recently considered Bills and Acts

17 May 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Childcare Support Bill 2017

No. 153 of 2017

17 May 2018

Defeated

European Communities (Brexit) Bill 2017

No. 15 of 2017

17 May 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017

No. 71 of 2017

17 May 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

No. 147 of 2017

16 May 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 23 of 2017

16 May 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Mental Health (Capacity To Consent To Treatment) Bill 2018

No. 51 of 2018

16 May 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Data Protection Bill 2018

No. 10 of 2018

16 May 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Residential Tenancies (Rent Pressure Zones & Student Accommodation) (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2018

No. 52 of 2018

16 May 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017

No. 122 of 2017

15 May 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Radiological Protection (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 19 of 2018

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