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.

Freeports and free zones

Brexit

Freeports and free zones

The UK is considering establishing a number of freeports post Brexit, including in Northern Ireland. This Note provides an overview of freeports or free zones and examines the rules and procedures around their establishment.

Researchers in residence

Dr. Boris Galkin

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.

Covid-19 in Ireland

Recent L&RS research publications

Mon, 4 Jan 2021

Bill Digest: Central Mental Hospital (Relocation) Bill 2020
This Bill seeks to provide the legal basis for moving the Central Mental Hospital from Dundrum, Dublin to a new facility at Portrane, Co. Dublin [Keywords: Health]

Wed, 16 Dec 2020

L&RS Note: Holding elections during the Covid-19 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 [Keywords: Parliament and Government]

Mon, 7 Dec 2020

Bill Digest: Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020
This short Bill seeks to amend existing legislation, primarily to facilitate certain meetings of credit unions to be held virtually [Keywords: Economy and finance, International and EU affairs]

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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