Government Departments and agencies can lay documents before the Houses of the Oireachtas via our online Documents Laid application or in paper format.


New Documents Laid application

The new Documents Laid application makes it easier to lay documents before Parliament and track their progress through the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Watch our short video to see the key features and benefits of the new Documents Laid application.

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Lay a document before the Houses of the Oireachtas

To use our new Documents Laid application, you first need to register via the Oireachtas Portal, even if you were registered with the old system.

If you need help to lay a document, please contact us at or call the Library & Research Service central enquiry desk at (01) 618 4701.

Library & Research Service opening hours

Sitting days              9.15am until the Dáil adjourns
Non-sitting days    9.15am to 6pm

Lay a document in paper format

We encourage people to use our online Documents Laid application but you can also lay a document in paper format. To do so, carefully complete the Documents Laid cover sheet and submit it with six copies of the document to the Oireachtas Library & Research Service.

Documents Laid Open Data | 1922-2019

Data visualisation

Documents Laid Open Data | 1922-2019

The Oireachtas Library has published an open metadata dataset of all the documents laid before the Houses since 1922. The dataset was analysed by Professor Derek Greene, a funded investigator at the SFI Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Highlights of this analysis are presented in this animated presentation on Flourish.

Contact details

Library & Research Service
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Documents Laid Team

Central Enquiry Desk

(01) 618 4701