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Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 19 May 2022: 41 topics were published, which include 119 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 19 May 2022: 11 topics were published, which include 29 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

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Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Thu, 19 May 2022.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Thu, 19 May 2022: 406 Parliamentary Questions answered.

When are debates published?

Dáil debates are published incrementally throughout a sitting day. All proceedings before 7pm are published before midnight, and the remainder are added the following day. Replies to questions tabled by Members for written response by Ministers are published at the end of each day's Dáil proceedings.

Seanad debates are published on the same day or the next day. The Official Report of each committee meeting is published within a week at latest, but generally within two or three working days.

Most recent vote

Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022: Committee Stage

Amendment put:

[18 May 2022]

  • Tá (10 votes cast)
  • Níl (25 votes cast)
Explore the Treaty Debates

Michael Collins arriving at the Treaty Debate / Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Explore the Treaty Debates

In December 1921 and January 1922, Dáil Éireann debated the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

Explore the debates with our brief commentary on each day's proceedings, including links to the Official Report of each debate. Learn more about how Dáil officials organised and reported on these landmark debates.

Parliamentary reporting over the decades

History

Parliamentary reporting over the decades

The Debates Office produced a collection of stories about the history of parliamentary reporting in Ireland as part of Dáil100, our commemoration of the centenary of Dáil Éireann.

Read about the Hansard tradition, what parliamentary reporters do and what the Official Report can tell us about the past.

Utterances having an adverse effect

If you consider that you have been adversely affected by an utterance in the Dáil, Seanad or an Oireachtas Committee, there is a process you can follow to address this.

Dáil and Seanad terms

The 33nd Dáil first met on 20 February 2020. The 26th Seanad met for the first time on 29 June 2020.

Get the start and end dates of all the Dáil and Seanad terms since the foundation of the State.

Column numbers in historic debates

To locate a debate reference containing a column number, please go to the Oireachtas debates archive. A look-up facility on this website is coming soon.

The arms crisis, 7 May 1970

Notable Debates

The arms crisis, 7 May 1970

“I received information that an attempt had been made involving a number of members of the Government illegally to import a large consignment of arms from the continent for use by an illegal organisation.”

—Liam Cosgrave

Family Planning Bill 1973

Seanad debates through the decades

Family Planning Bill 1973

“I make this final appeal: let us as Senators confer on ourselves the jurisdiction to debate what every other forum in the country has debated. Let us not shirk the issue.”

Mary Robinson

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