Government Departments and agencies can lay documents before the Houses of the Oireachtas via our online Documents Laid application or in paper format.
To use our online Documents Laid application you first need to register via the Oireachtas Portal, even if you were registered on the previous system which was decommissioned in 2020.
Documents Laid application
The Documents Laid application makes it easy 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 Documents Laid application.
If you need help to lay a document, please contact us at email@example.com 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.
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.
Library & Research Service
Documents Laid Team
Central Enquiry Desk
(01) 618 4701