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


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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Flags of the 27 EU member states on display in the main hall of Leinster House

Flags of EU member states in Leinster House to mark Europe Day 2021


The flags of the 27 member states of the European union are on display in the main hall of Leinster House to mark Europe Day 2021.

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Satirical cartoon depicting Dublin Castle being auctioned to peers dressed in coronets and ermine robes, 1889

Oireachtas Library marks 100 since appointment of Ireland's last Lord Lieutenant


This month the Oireachtas Library is marking 100 years since the appointment of the last Lord Lieutenant of Ireland by displaying a satirical 19th century cartoon about this unique role.

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Dr Tim Jacquemard alongside an image representing eHealth technology

eHealth technology and its potential implications examined as SFI researcher in residence publishes paper


The Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published a new Spotlight exploring the social and ethical implications of eHealth technology.

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Oireachtas library shares digital historical collections on JSTOR Open Community Collections


The Oireachtas Library has joined the JSTOR Open Community Collections initiative, becoming the first organisation from the Republic of Ireland to take part in this international project.

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Transition year students in virtual meeting with Oireachtas staff

Virtual transition year experience weeks hosted by Houses of the Oireachtas


The Houses of the Oireachtas hosted 37 transition year students this week and last week for virtual work experience.

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Oireachtas TV to broadcast St. Patrick’s Festival events


Oireachtas TV will broadcast most of this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival events from 12 to 17 March.

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An 1834 print by Edward Francis Finden showing the rescue of Ross’s crew by the Isabella.

Search for northwest shipping passage revisited in display of early 19th century book


This month the Oireachtas Library is revisiting the long, dangerous search for a northwest shipping route through the Arctic by exhibiting Captain John Ross’s published account of his expedition between 1829 and 1833.

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The Leas-Cheann Comhairle, Deputy Catherine Connolly

Leas-Cheann Comhairle gives video address on International Women’s Day


On International Women's Day 2021, the Leas-Cheann Comhairle, Deputy Catherine Connolly, gave a video address.

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