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

8 Aug 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2018

No. 97 of 2018

7 Aug 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Local Government (Rates) Bill 2018

No. 96 of 2018

1 Aug 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

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

No. 95 of 2018

31 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 94 of 2018

25 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Local Government Bill 2018

No. 91 of 2018

25 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 93 of 2018

25 Jul 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Probation Judgments and Decisions) Bill 2018

No. 92 of 2018

25 Jul 2018

Enacted

Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018

No. 22 of 2018

Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017

No. 123 of 2017

24 Jul 2018

Enacted

Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Act 2018

No. 20 of 2018

Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 75 of 2018

24 Jul 2018

Enacted

Insurance (Amendment) Act 2018

No. 21 of 2018

Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 59 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