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18th century caricature entitled "The Curse", depicting Lord Carnarvon peering through a telescope at the west of Ireland

Treasures of the Oireachtas Library exhibition commemorates centenary of First Dáil


The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, today launched the Treasures of the Oireachtas Library, a digital exhibition produced as part of the centenary of the First Dáil.

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Front cover of Ulysses by James Joyce

Oireachtas Library marks Bloomsday with display of 1926 report on evil literature


The Oireachtas Library is displaying the 1926 Report of the Committee on Evil Literature to mark Bloomsday, the annual celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses, this month.

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The Four Courts, Dublin

Mandatory sentencing - L&RS publishes guide following recent Supreme Court decision


The Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published a note on mandatory sentences. The note follows the recent Supreme Court judgment in the case of Wayne Ellis v. Minister for Justice and Equality.

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Seán Ó Fearghaíl with the king and Queen of Sweden outside Leinster House

King and Queen of Sweden visit Leinster House


Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited Leinster House yesterday.

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Front page of Holinshed Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, second edition

Oireachtas Library displays one of its oldest books in Leinster House


The Oireachtas Library is displaying Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, one of the oldest books in its collection.

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Members of the Defence Forces raising the EU flag outside Leinster House

Europe Day marked by Houses of the Oireachtas


The Houses of the Oireachtas marked Europe Day today. The European Union flag was raised outside Leinster House this morning, followed by a special meeting of five joint Committees in the Seanad Chamber.

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Annette Connolly, director of the PBO

Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) releases 100th publication


The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has released its 100th publication.

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Launch of the report of the Committee on Climate Action

Climate action report launched


The Committee on Climate Action has launched its final report entitled Climate Change: A Cross-Party Consensus for Action.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi meets the Ceann Comhairle and Cathaoirleach

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Leinster House


Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD and the Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann Senator Denis O’Donovan welcomed U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Leinster House yesterday, Wednesday 17 April.

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Ceann Comhairle with children outside Leinster House

Oireachtas education launches FÍS Film Project special category


The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, was joined by pupils from Gardiner Street school yesterday to launch a special category in the FÍS Film Project.

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