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

12 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Maternity Shared Leave and Benefit Bill 2018

No. 85 of 2018

12 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016

No. 103 of 2016

12 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2018

No. 21 of 2018

12 Jul 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018

No. 76 of 2018

12 Jul 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Industrial Development (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 1 of 2018

12 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Road Traffic (Regulation of Rickshaws) (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 86 of 2018

12 Jul 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017

No. 123 of 2017

12 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

No. 147 of 2017

12 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 59 of 2018

11 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Assaults On Older Persons Bill 2018

No. 83 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