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Winners of the Oireachtas Education Treaty Debates competition receive their awards

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The winners of the Oireachtas Education Treaty Debates Research Project Competition came to Leinster House today to discuss their projects and accept their award certificates.

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News and information for staff


Updates for staff

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Europe Day


Europe Day takes place every year on 9 May. It celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historic 'Schuman declaration' when French politician Robert Schuman set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe.

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ISL glossary of parliamentary terms


The Oireachtas ISL team and the Centre for Deaf Studies in TCD have been working together over the last year to develop a comprehensive ISL glossary of parliamentary terms.

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Making Ireland's first fully green batteries


Hosted by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service and Science Foundation Ireland, Dr Tony Keene from the School of Chemistry in UCD discusses a new, zero emissions process for recycling batteries in Ireland that he and his colleagues have recently developed

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Photo of Dáil chamber during video conference with Zelensky


President Zelenskyy of Ukraine addresses the Oireachtas


On 6 April, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed a packed Dáil chamber via video conference from Kyiv during a joint sitting of the Houses of the Oireachtas.

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Topical Issues and Commencement Matters

Watch Topical Issues and Commencement Matters


NEW: Short videos of daily Topical Issues and Commencement Matters are now available to view and download on our website.

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Library & Research Service provides guide to researching Oireachtas Members past and present


The Oireachtas Library & Research Service provides a useful guide for people wishing to research Oireachtas Members, past and present.

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New feature added to Houses of the Oireachtas app


Users of the Houses of the Oireachtas app have a new “Who are my TDs?” feature available to them today.

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Mary Robinson David Norris and Mark Daly launch Seanad 100

Seanad100: centenary year of Seanad Éireann is launched


This year the Houses of the Oireachtas will mark the centenary of Seanad Éireann.

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