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.

Elections during the pandemic

Covid-19

Elections during the pandemic

This Note considers international experience and principles of electoral integrity in looking at policy instruments to address the challenges of holding Irish elections during Covid-19.

Vaccine injury

Featured publication

Vaccine injury

This L&RS Note provides an overview of no-fault vaccine injury compensation programmes (VICPs) established to compensate individuals who experience a vaccine-related injury.

Researchers in residence

Dr Tim Jacquemard

Researchers in residence

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.

Fortnightly Covid-19 indicators

Data visualisation

Fortnightly Covid-19 indicators

The first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Ireland (Republic) was recorded on 2 March 2020. See our visual presentation and analysis of the fortnightly indicators since then.

Recent L&RS research publications

Thu, 6 May 2021

Spotlight: CETA Chapter 8 and the Investment Court System
This Spotlight focuses on the ongoing Irish ratification process of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. It considers the main provisions of Chapter 8 of CETA, including the proposed Investment Court System (ICS), relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Irish ratification procedure and the key elements of debate. [Keywords: Business and industry, Justice and crime, International and EU affairs]

Thu, 6 May 2021

Bill Digest: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021
This Bill provides for a Long-Term Climate Action Strategy and Ireland’s legal framework to transition to a climate-resilient, biodiversity-rich, environmentally-sustainable and climate-neutral economy by 2050. [Keywords: Environment and energy]

Tue, 20 Apr 2021

L&RS Note: Vaccine Injury Compensation Programmes: An Overview
This L&RS Note provides an overview of no-fault vaccine injury compensation programmes (VICPs) established to compensate individuals who experience a vaccine-related injury [Keywords: Health, People and Communities]

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.

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.

L&RS research publications by theme

Science seminar videos

Webinar

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.

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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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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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