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.

Find Bills & Acts

Recently considered Bills and Acts

20 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 42 of 2020

16 Oct 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Regional Technical Colleges (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 128 of 2017

16 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020

No. 38 of 2020

13 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Railway Safety (Reporting And Investigation Of Serious Accidents, Accidents And Incidents Involving Certain Railways) Bill 2020

No. 41 of 2020

8 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 104 of 2019

8 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Mental Health Parity of Esteem Bill 2020

No. 40 of 2020

7 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Perjury and Related Offences Bill 2018

No. 112 of 2018

7 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Decisions on Supervision Measures) Bill 2019

No. 63 of 2019

7 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

River Shannon Management Agency Bill 2020

No. 39 of 2020

6 Oct 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 36 of 2020

Bills from 1922 to 1996

Historic Bills

Bills from 1922 to 1996

Bills published from 1997 to the present day are available on this website.

The Bills that were published from 1922 to 1996 have recently been digitised and are being added to the website.

If you cannot find the Bill you are looking for, visit the Oireachtas Library's online catalogue. In the catalogue you can search the full collection including all the different versions of the Bills, as they were initiated, amended and passed by the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Irish Statute Book

Statute Book

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

Irish language

Achtanna an Oireachtais

Read Acts of the Oireachtas, in English and Irish, passed from 1922 to 2009

Government legislative programme

Future Bills

Government legislative programme

Get a list of Government Bills to be prioritised during this term