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.

Approved housing bodies

Latest Bill digest

Approved housing bodies

This Bill Digest analyses the Housing (Regulation of Approved Housing Bodies) Bill 2019. The Bill seeks to establish an independent regulator for the AHB sector that will maintain a register of AHBs, monitor compliance and carry out investigations.

Guardians ad litem

Latest Bill digest

Guardians ad litem

This Bill Digest analyses the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019. The Bill puts on a statutory footing the appointment of guardians ad litem (GAL) to children in court proceedings.

Research Matters

Research update

Research Matters

The June issue of Research Matters includes terrorist content online, daylight savings time, local elections and an update on the work of the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO).

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, 18 Oct 2019

Bill Digest: Parents’ Leave and Benefit Bill 2019
The Bill Digest on the Parent’s Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 examines the broad policy context and background of the Bill as well its principal provisions.

Fri, 18 Oct 2019

Bill Digest: Industrial Development (Amendment) Bill 2019
This bill extends the powers of Enterprise Ireland and it proposes to increase the lifetime cap on Oireachtas grants to enterprise development agencies. [Business and industry, Economy and finance, Technology and research]

Mon, 14 Oct 2019

Economic Indicators: August 2019
August Economic Indicators Infographic as at 14 October 2019. [Keywords: Economy and finance, International and EU affairs]

L&RS research publications by theme

Seminar

Quantum Technology Revolution

Watch the recent seminar entitled "Quantum Technology Revolution - Science, policy and the future for Ireland". Keynote speaker Professor Séamus Davis (UCC and Oxford) explains the science and gives an overview of the possible future consequences for Irish society.

The seminar was hosted by the L&RS with Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

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