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

Tue, 22 Oct 2019

In Seanad Éireann

Thu, 24 Oct 2019

Select Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation

In Dáil Éireann

Recently considered Bills and Acts

17 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Mandatory Beef Price Transparency Bill 2019

No. 85 of 2019

17 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Housing (Homeless Housing Assistance Payment) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 84 of 2019

16 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Children's Digital Protection Bill 2018

No. 133 of 2018

16 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Social Welfare Bill 2019

No. 51 of 2019

16 Oct 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Family Law Bill 2019

No. 78 of 2019

16 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Traveller Culture and History in Education Bill 2018

No. 71 of 2018

16 Oct 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Harmful Plastics (Prohibition) Bill 2019

No. 83 of 2019

15 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

National Minimum Wage (Protection of Employee Tips) Bill 2017

No. 40 of 2017

15 Oct 2019

Before Seanad Éireann

Housing (Housing Assistance Payment Waiting Times) (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 80 of 2019

15 Oct 2019

Before Dáil Éireann

Parent's Leave and Benefit Bill 2019

No. 75 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