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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Recently considered Bills and Acts

21 Feb 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Road Traffic (Bus and Cycle Lane) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 15 of 2019

20 Feb 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019

No. 14 of 2019

20 Feb 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

National Minimum Wage (Protection of Employee Tips) Bill 2017

No. 40 of 2017

20 Feb 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 93 of 2018

19 Feb 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2018

No. 97 of 2018

19 Feb 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Civil Registration Bill 2019

No. 12 of 2019

19 Feb 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 1 of 2019

15 Feb 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

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

No. 13 of 2019

14 Feb 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Bill 2018

No. 142 of 2018

14 Feb 2019

Enacted

Hallmarking (Amendment) Act 2019

No. 2 of 2019

Hallmarking (Amendment) Bill 2016

No. 111 of 2016

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