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 Nov 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

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

No. 97 of 2018

8 Nov 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Data Sharing and Governance Bill 2018

No. 55 of 2018

8 Nov 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2018

No. 120 of 2018

8 Nov 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Housing Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill 2018

No. 119 of 2018

8 Nov 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Vulnerable Persons Bill 2015

No. 101 of 2015

7 Nov 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018

No. 76 of 2018

7 Nov 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Children's Health Bill 2018

No. 80 of 2018

7 Nov 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Home Building Finance Ireland Bill 2018

No. 58 of 2018

7 Nov 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Bill 2018

No. 31 of 2018

7 Nov 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Just Transition (Worker and Community Environmental Rights) Bill 2018

No. 118 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