The L&RS produces a range of impartial research briefings for Members of the Oireachtas.

Our research teams regularly produce:

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.

Covid-19 in Ireland

Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020

Covid-19

Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020

This Note gives an overview of the measures in the Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020. These measures include a number of new enforcement powers for the Garda Síochána.

Virtual currencies

New

Virtual currencies

Over the past decade, virtual currencies including cryptocurrency have become mainstream. This paper analyses the regulatory challenges facing Ireland.

Constituency profiles

Constituencies

Constituency profiles

We have published individual profiles about each of the 39 Dáil constituencies. Each profile has a description of the constituency including themed maps.

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

Wed, 2 Sep 2020

L&RS Note: Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020
This L&RS Note looks at the Bill’s measures such as new enforcement powers for An Garda Síochána regarding alcohol-selling establishments and non-compliance with Covid-19 health regulations [Keywords: Health, Justice and crime]

Mon, 24 Aug 2020

Library & Research Service online catalogue search hints
Brief guide to searching the L&RS online catalogue

Mon, 10 Aug 2020

Bill Digest: Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020
This Bill provides for certain emergency rental protection measures during Covid-19 pandemic, for example a rent freeze, evictions’ moratorium and revised notice of termination periods [Keywords: Housing and Planning]

L&RS research publications by theme

Seminar

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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Seminar

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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