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

10 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Industrial Development (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 77 of 2019

10 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Equitable Beef Pricing Bill 2019

No. 79 of 2019

9 Oct 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Free Education (Prohibition of Fees and Charges) Bill 2018

No. 47 of 2018

9 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Family Law Bill 2019

No. 78 of 2019

9 Oct 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Social Welfare Bill 2019

No. 51 of 2019

9 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Parent's Leave and Benefit Bill 2019

No. 75 of 2019

9 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019

No. 76 of 2019

9 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Decisions on Supervision Measures) Bill 2019

No. 63 of 2019

3 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 64 of 2019

3 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019

No. 65 of 2019

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