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

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.




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, 17 Jan 2020

Economic Indicators: November 2019
Monthly L&RS statistical dashboard infographic profiling the performance of the Irish economy [Keywords: Economy and finance]

Fri, 10 Jan 2020

L&RS Note: Youth Mental Health: Is there a need for a specialist service?
This Note reviews youth mental health services literature in Ireland, England, Scotland and Australia and offers policy bridging options between child and adult services. [Keywords: Health, People and communities]

Fri, 27 Dec 2019

Bill Digest: Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019
The Bill Digest seeks to provide a legislative framework for patient safety issues and to provide for mandatory open disclosure of a set of patient safety [Keywords: Health]

L&RS research publications by theme


Antibiotic resistance

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).

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Quantum technology

Watch the seminar on quantum technology. 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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