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.

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Covid-19 statistical snapshot

Covid-19

Covid-19 statistical snapshot

This infographic visualises the situation with Covid-19 in the State at the commencement of phase 1 of the Government's roadmap for reopening society and business.

European Green Deal

European Green Deal

This overview of the European Green Deal and its implications for Ireland was written in collaboration with the MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine and the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork.

Constituency profiles

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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

Fri, 22 May 2020

L&RS Infographic: COVID-19 in Ireland at reopening (phase 1) - a statistical snapshot
This infographic visualises the situation with COVID-19 in the State at the commencement of Phase 1 of the Government's Roadmap for reopening society and business [Keywords: Health, People and communities]

Thu, 14 May 2020

L&RS Note: The European Green Deal and its implications for Ireland
This L&RS Note examines the European Green Deal and its implications for Ireland. [Keywords: Business and industry, Economy and finance, Environment]

Thu, 7 May 2020

L&RS Infographic: Europe Day 2020 - The EU and the citizen: A timeline of key EU legislation and initiatives
This infographic provides an outline of the key EU legislation and initiatives that have impacted citizens during its 63-year history. [Keywords: International and EU affairs, Parliament and Government]

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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