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Dáil Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Dáil Question Paper (Thurs)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs) (PDF)

Seanad Order Paper (Thurs)

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 3 Dec 2020: 27 topics were published, which include 26 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Today, 3 Dec 2020: 4 topics were published, which include 29 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee Of Public Accounts on Wed, 2 Dec 2020.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Today, 3 Dec 2020: 28 Parliamentary Questions answered.

There are 160 Members (called Deputies or TDs) of Dáil Éireann.

There are 60 Members (called Senators) in Seanad Éireann.

Oireachtas TV

Oireachtas TV Debate

Join Flor MacCarthy for the latest edition of Oireachtas TV Debates where we discuss Cabinet confidentiality with Philip Ryan, political editor with Independent Newspapers, and Dr. Jennifer Kavanagh, law lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Later, it’s crunch time for Brexit. We discuss EU-UK trade negotiations as the transition deadline looms with Lisa O’Carroll, Brexit correspondent with the Guardian, and Shona Murray, Europe correspondent with Euronews.

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International Day of People With Disabilities

Inclusion

International Day of People With Disabilities

Today, 3 December is International Day of People With Disabilities. Visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion pages to find out what we in the Houses of the Oireachtas are doing to promote a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion and make it part of everything we do. And why not take a look at some of our videos with Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpretation.

Appointments to the board of RTÉ

The Joint Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht is inviting applications from suitably qualified members of the public who would like to be considered for four upcoming appointments to the board of Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ).

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 17 December 2020.

Dying With Dignity Bill 2020 - Call for submissions

The Committee on Justice invites written submissions from interested groups or individuals on the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020. These submissions will be considered as part of the Committee scrutiny of the Bill.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday, 22 January 2021.

Covid-19 information digest

Covid-19

Covid-19 information digest

Get quick links to recent debates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the latest research by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) and Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) on Covid-19.

Press releases

3 Dec 2020, 11.23

Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) report finds miscalculation by NAMA in Project Nantes loans sale resulted in €10million loss to taxpayer

2 Dec 2020, 17.32

Joint Committee on Disability Matters to celebrate United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities with discussion on Why Disability Matters

2 Dec 2020, 16.55

Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to discuss the effects of Covid-19 on Higher Education Institutions and Funding and Future Reforms

2 Dec 2020, 15.55

Oireachtas Committee to hear from the Head of Mission of Palestine and the Chargé d'Affaires of Ukraine

2 Dec 2020, 15.41

Sub-Committee on Mental Health to hear from ICGP and IMO

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

About the Oireachtas

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

Ireland is a parliamentary democracy. The National Parliament (Oireachtas) consists of the President and two Houses: Dáil Éireann (House of Representatives) and Seanad Éireann (the Senate) whose functions and powers derive from the Constitution of Ireland enacted by the people on 1 July 1937. The Houses of the Oireachtas are situated at Leinster House, Dublin.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

2 Dec 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Planning and Development Bill 2020

No. 56 of 2020

1 Dec 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Proceeds of Crime (Gross Human Rights Abuses) Bill 2020

No. 69 of 2020

1 Dec 2020

Before Dáil Éireann

Central Mental Hospital (Relocation) Bill 2020

No. 70 of 2020

1 Dec 2020

Before Seanad Éireann

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2020

No. 48 of 2020