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

16 Oct 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 67 of 2018

16 Oct 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018

No. 90 of 2018

16 Oct 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Residential Tenancies (Prevention of Family Homelessness) Bill 2018

No. 110 of 2018

11 Oct 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 40 of 2018

10 Oct 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Greyhound Racing Bill 2018

No. 109 of 2018

10 Oct 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

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

No. 95 of 2018

4 Oct 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018

No. 105 of 2018

4 Oct 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Civil Liability (Amendment) (Prevention of Benefits from Homicide) Bill 2017

No. 34 of 2017

3 Oct 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Gap Information) Bill 2017

No. 64 of 2017

3 Oct 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Data Sharing and Governance Bill 2018

No. 55 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