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
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.
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]
Access research under various themes, or search all L&RS publications.
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).