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

Subject to change at short notice

Recently considered Bills and Acts

25 Sep 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Gender Recognition (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 43 of 2017

25 Sep 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill 2018

No. 39 of 2018

25 Sep 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Forestry (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020

No. 32 of 2020

24 Sep 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Citizenship for Children) Bill 2020

No. 33 of 2020

23 Sep 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 23 of 2020

23 Sep 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Defence (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 2 of 2020

23 Sep 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 29 of 2020

18 Sep 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 13 of 2019

18 Sep 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

National Screening Advisory Committee Bill 2020

No. 30 of 2020

18 Sep 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

State Airports (Shannon Group) (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 31 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

Find out how Bills pass through the Dáil and Seanad to become law

Achtanna an Oireachtais

Irish language

Achtanna an Oireachtais

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

Government legislative programme

Future Bills

Government legislative programme

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