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

27 Mar 2020

Enacted

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020

No. 2 of 2020

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020

No. 4 of 2020

20 Mar 2020

Enacted

Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020

No. 1 of 2020

Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020

No. 3 of 2020

14 Jan 2020

Lapsed

Defence (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 2 of 2020

1 Jan 2020

Lapsed

Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2020

No. 1 of 2020

26 Dec 2019

Enacted

Criminal Records (Exchange of Information) Act 2019

No. 51 of 2019

Criminal Records (Exchange of Information) Bill 2019

No. 62 of 2019

26 Dec 2019

Enacted

Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 2019

No. 49 of 2019

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2019

No. 91 of 2019

26 Dec 2019

Enacted

Migration of Participating Securities Act 2019

No. 50 of 2019

Migration of Participating Securities Bill 2019

No. 93 of 2019

26 Dec 2019

Enacted

Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019

No. 53 of 2019

Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017

No. 3 of 2017

26 Dec 2019

Enacted

Microbeads (Prohibition) Act 2019

No. 52 of 2019

Microbeads (Prohibition) Bill 2019

No. 41 of 2019

24 Dec 2019

Enacted

Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 2019

No. 48 of 2019

Social Welfare (No. 2) Bill 2019

No. 89 of 2019

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.

For digital copies of Bills that were published from 1922 to 1996, please see the Oireachtas Library's online catalogue. This resource includes 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

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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

Future Bills

Government legislative programme

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