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Peter Finnegan, Clerk of the Dáil

Covid-19 staff information


Updates and information for staff from the Management Board

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Detail from the a Bill page on

Bill Digests now available on Bills pages


People researching a particular Bill can now find the relevant Bill Digest within the Bill page.

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The Ceann Comhairle and Leas-Cheann Comhairle of the 33rd Dáil inside the Convention Centre Dublin

Catherine Connolly elected Leas-Cheann Comhairle


Deputy Catherine Connolly has been elected Leas-Cheann Comhairle of the 33rd Dáil.

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Detail from Economic Indicators infographic

Monthly Economic Indicators track impact of Covid-19 on public finances and unemployment


The Economic Indicators infographics published monthly by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) now track the impact of Covid-19 on the public finances and unemployment.

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19th centurey cartoon of cholera as a spectre; front page of pamphlet entitled "Infection"

Quarantine debate of 1800s highlighted in Oireachtas Library’s display of historical documents


This month the Oireachtas Library is exhibiting an unusual political pamphlet from its collection. The pamphlet contains a passionate argument against the use of quarantine for the control of infectious disease.

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Detail from a graph showing pandemic unemployment and temporary wage subsidy scheme data

New data visualisation and analysis web page published by parliamentary information and research services


A new web page brings together all the visual presentations of data published by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) and the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO).

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Detail from infographic about Seanad general election 2020 results

Statistics and analysis of the Seanad general election 2020 result published by L&RS


The Oireachtas Library & Research Service has published a statistical profile of the results of the Seanad general election 2020.

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Aerial view of the Seanad sitting in The Convention Centre Dublin

First sitting of 26th Seanad takes place in Convention Centre


The 26th Seanad held its first sitting today in The Convention Centre Dublin.

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Cartoon of Susan O'Donnell, 1883, and a poster commemorating the execution of Patrick O'Donnell

Nineteenth century political cartoons highlighted in Oireachtas Library’s display


This month the Oireachtas Library is exhibiting a piece from its collection of political cartoons from the late 19th century. The cartoon relates to the shooting of James Carey.

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Front pages of three Oireachtas Bills dated 1922, 1959 and 1996

Parliamentary Bills from 1922 to 1996 available on Oireachtas Library online catalogue


The Oireachtas Library has completed the digitisation of all parliamentary Bills from the foundation of the State in 1922 to 1996. More than 600,000 pages from 107 bound volumes were digitised as part of the project.

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