The L&RS produces a range of impartial research briefings for Members of the Oireachtas.
Our research teams regularly produce:
- Bill Digest briefing papers on proposed Government legislation in advance of second stage (since July 2018)
- Short, topical L&RS Notes covering a broad range of topics, facts, statistics and frequently asked questions
- Spotlight research briefings which examine a single topic or policy issue in more depth
- A monthly Economic Indicators infographic showing key indicators on the Irish economy
- Animated data visualisation presentations
We also produce other research briefings through Oireachtas fellowships and other procurement mechanisms.
On this page you can browse our latest research publications or search by theme.
Covid-19 in Ireland
Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020
This Note gives an overview of the measures in the Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020. These measures include a number of new enforcement powers for the Garda Síochána.
Over the past decade, virtual currencies including cryptocurrency have become mainstream. This paper analyses the regulatory challenges facing Ireland.
Recent L&RS research publications
Wed, 2 Sep 2020
L&RS Note: Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020
This L&RS Note looks at the Bill’s measures such as new enforcement powers for An Garda Síochána regarding alcohol-selling establishments and non-compliance with Covid-19 health regulations [Keywords: Health, Justice and crime]
Mon, 24 Aug 2020
Library & Research Service online catalogue search hints
Brief guide to searching the L&RS online catalogue
Mon, 10 Aug 2020
Bill Digest: Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020
This Bill provides for certain emergency rental protection measures during Covid-19 pandemic, for example a rent freeze, evictions’ moratorium and revised notice of termination periods [Keywords: Housing and Planning]
Access research under various themes, or search all L&RS publications.
Watch the seminar on antibiotic resistance with Professor Fergus Shanahan, chairman of the Department of Medicine at University College Cork, and Professor Mary Horgan, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. The seminar was hosted in Leinster House by the L&RS with Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).