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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Bills scheduled for discussion

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Recently considered Bills and Acts

6 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Multi-Unit Developments (Amendment) (Sinking Fund) Bill 2018

No. 134 of 2018

6 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

European Investment Fund Agreement Bill 2018

No. 123 of 2018

6 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Local Government Bill 2018

No. 91 of 2018

6 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Irish Film Board (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 117 of 2018

6 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Consumer Credit (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 135 of 2018

6 Dec 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Central Bank (National Claims Information Database) Bill 2018

No. 81 of 2018

6 Dec 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Children's Digital Protection Bill 2018

No. 133 of 2018

6 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 122 of 2018

5 Dec 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018

No. 6 of 2018

5 Dec 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018

No. 105 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