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

On this page you can browse our latest research publications or search by theme.

Research Matters

Research update

Research Matters

Research Matters provides insights into recent and ongoing work of the L&RS. This issue explores possible key issues for Parliament in 2019, including climate change, Brexit, consent, social housing, voting rights and artificial intelligence.

Infographics

Infographics

Infographics

We produce infographics showing useful summaries of our research, including our Economic Indicators, a series of monthly infographics which present key indicators on the Irish economy.

Recent L&RS research publications

Fri, 19 Apr 2019

Bill Digest: Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill 2019
This bill contains interim amendments to the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956 pending wider reforms in the Gambling Control Bill. [Keywords justice and crime, culture and sport]

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Bill Digest: Courts (Establishment and Constitution) (Amendment) Bill 2019
This bill increases the number of Court of Appeal ordinary judges from 9 to 15 due to large number of waiting appeals.[keywords: justice and crime]

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Bill Digest: Courts (Establishment and Constitution) (Amendment) Bill 2019
This bill increases the number of Court of Appeal ordinary judges from 9 to 15 due to large number of waiting appeals. [Keywords justice and crime]

L&RS research publications by theme