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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

23 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Ceathrú Chultúir 1916 Bill 2021

No. 36 of 2021

19 May 2022

Before Seanad Éireann

National Minimum Wage (Payment of Interns) Bill 2022

No. 57 of 2022

19 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Garda Síochána (Compensation) Bill 2021

No. 50 of 2021

18 May 2022

Before Seanad Éireann

Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019

No. 65 of 2019

18 May 2022

Before Seanad Éireann

Sick Leave Bill 2022

No. 38 of 2022

18 May 2022

Before Seanad Éireann

Quality in Public Procurement (Contract Preparation and Award Criteria) Bill 2021

No. 32 of 2021

18 May 2022

Before Seanad Éireann

Planning and Development (Built Heritage Protection) Bill 2022

No. 56 of 2022

17 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Finance (Covid-19 and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022

No. 26 of 2022

17 May 2022

Before Dáil Éireann

Short-term Lettings Enforcement Bill 2022

No. 55 of 2022

16 May 2022

Enacted

Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) (Amendment) Act 2022

No. 8 of 2022

Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 142 of 2021

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.

Official translations of Acts

Irish language

Official translations of Acts

Official translations of Acts of the Oireachtas are provided by Rannóg an Aistriúcháin. Once published, they are available alongside the original Act text in this section.

To see a list of recently published official translations of Acts, visit the Rannóg an Aistriúcháin page.

To examine Acts of the Oireachtas in English and Irish side by side visit achtanna.ie. The website includes Acts from 1922 to 2009.

Irish Statute Book

Statute Book

Irish Statute Book

View both primary and secondary legislation in the Irish Statute Book (eISB)

Government legislative programme

Future Bills

Government legislative programme

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

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

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