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
- A quarterly Environmental Indicators series that tracks progress on environmental targets
- 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.
Health (Assisted Human Reproduction) Bill
Data and analysis of the Health (Assisted Human Reproduction) Bill 2022 which aims to regulate the provision of any procedure that involves the handling of gametes or embryos.
This paper has been adapted from a briefing paper prepared in response to a research enquiry. It examines the definition, incidence and health service needs relating to the condition ‘long Covid’, also known as ‘post Covid-19 condition’.
Recent L&RS research publications
Wed, 11 May 2022
L&RS Note: Flexible Working Arrangements: Overview and comparative research
This note explores the right-to-request Flexible Working Arrangements (FWA), including its applications across other jurisdictions, with a view to informing legislative options to promote FWA in the Irish context [Keywords: Business and industry, Economy and finance, People and communities]
Fri, 6 May 2022
L&RS Infographic: The EU and the citizen: a timeline of key EU legislative and initiatives
This infographic (updated and revised in 2022) provides an outline of the key EU legislation and initiatives that have impacted citizens since 1957. [Keywords: International and EU affairs, Parliament and Government]
Tue, 3 May 2022
L&RS Infographic: Environmental Indicators Quarter 3 2021
Quarterly L&RS statistical dashboard infographic profiling key environmental indicators [Keywords: Environment and energy, Parliament and Government, Technology and research]
Access research under various themes, or search all L&RS publications.
Six scientific researchers have been seconded to the L&RS under the SFI Public Service Fellowship programme. The fellowship gives TDs and Senators the opportunity to find out about emerging research in science and technology and the implications for policy making.
Making Ireland's first fully green batteries
Watch the webinar on bringing lithium cobalt batteries into the circular economy delivered by Dr Tony Keene, UCD on behalf of the LiCoRICE Project. The webinar was hosted by the L&RS with Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to mark Science Week 2021.
Covid-19 - Scientific developments
If you missed our Science Week webinar, catch up here. Professor Kingston Mills and Professor Aideen Long share insights into the most recent scientific developments in Covid-19. The webinar was hosted by the L&RS with Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) during Science Week 2020.
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).