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23.07.2021

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1820 illustration of Dún Laoghaire pier

Pamphlet calling for a lifeboat service on the Irish coast displayed by Oireachtas Library

21.07.2021

This month the Oireachtas Library is displaying an 1807 pamphlet calling for an organised lifeboat service along the Irish coast.

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Ireland and EU flags seen from below against a blue sky

European Union - weekly update from the Oireachtas National Parliament Office on what's happening in the European institutions

19.07.2021

Keep up to date on what's happening in the European Commission, Council and Parliament with the weekly Oireachtas Digest on Europe.

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Political cartoon dated 1888 including Parnell and blind justice looking on as two men try to pull a figure with a clock face from a hole

Political cartoons satirising forged letters linking Parnell to Phoenix Park murders displayed by Oireachtas Library

25.06.2021

This month the Oireachtas Library is displaying political cartoons published in 1888 in the newspaper United Ireland.

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Still from a video showing the Ceann Comhairle speaking outside Leinster House

Ceann Comhairle launches Straitéis na Gaeilge, 2021, the Houses of the Oireachtas Service Irish Language Strategy

24.06.2021

The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, today launched Straitéis na Gaeilge, 2021, the Irish Language Strategy for the Houses of the Oireachtas. The Strategy aims to expand the range of Irish language supports and resources available to Members and staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service and help it develop into a functioning bilingual organisation.

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Dr Cormac Ó Coileáin alongside a graphic representing nanotechnology

Nanotechnology risks and opportunities examined as SFI researcher in residence publishes paper

15.06.2021

The Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published a new Spotlight examining the influence, risks and opportunities of nanotechnology. The new paper examines the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology in Ireland.

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Detail from front page of The United Irishman, a 19th century newspaper

Oireachtas Library presents new digitised collection at American Conference for Irish Studies

3.06.2021

The Oireachtas Library's newly digitised collection of The United Irishman was featured at the American Conference for Irish Studies yesterday.

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Images of instructors and ISL translators in virutal call

Politics course for deaf students delivered by Oireachtas communications team

21.05.2021

Staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Communications Unit delivered a special four-week politics course for students at the Holy Family School for the Deaf recently.

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A 19th century sketch of Gandon’s Custom House

Oireachtas Library marks centenary of the burning of the Custom House

18.05.2021

This month the Oireachtas Library is marking the centenary of the burning of the Custom House during the War of Independence.

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Participants in the virtual meeting of the Oireachtas Friends of Science and Technology

Oireachtas Friends of Science and Technology host talk on blockchain

12.05.2021

Some of Ireland’s leading experts on Blockchain made a presentation on the technology to a remote meeting of the Oireachtas Friends of Science and Technology today.

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