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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Today, 20 Jun 2019

Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

In Seanad Éireann

Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

Recently considered Bills and Acts

19 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Bill 2018

No. 31 of 2018

18 Jun 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Probation Judgments and Decisions) Bill 2018

No. 92 of 2018

18 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 42 of 2019

14 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Microbeads (Prohibition) Bill 2019

No. 41 of 2019

13 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Organisation of Working Time (Workers Rights and Bogus Self-Employment) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 40 of 2019

13 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 95 of 2018

12 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Bill 2016

No. 67 of 2016

12 Jun 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

National Minimum Wage (Protection of Employee Tips) Bill 2017

No. 40 of 2017

12 Jun 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Community Participation (Disability) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019

No. 39 of 2019

12 Jun 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

National Surplus (Reserve Fund for Exceptional Contingencies) Bill 2018

No. 116 of 2018

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