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Selection of archival documents from the L&RS Special Collections

Oireachtas Library celebrates Explore Your Archive week

20.11.18

The Houses of the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) is taking part in a social media campaign to launch Explore Your Archive 2018.

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Members of the Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Report on childhood obesity launched

19.11.18

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs has published a report on childhood obesity.

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Supreme Allied Commander Ferdinand Foch and military representatives after signing the Armistice on 11 November 1918

Oireachtas Library marks 100th anniversary of end of First World War

9.11.18

The Oireachtas Library & Research Service is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War by exhibiting a document from the Dublin Castle collection.

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Lord Mayor of Belfast, Deirdre Hargey, addressing Seanad Éireann

Lord Mayor of Belfast addresses Seanad Éireann

9.11.18

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Deirdre Hargey, addressed Seanad Éireann yesterday.

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Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, Sean Rainbird, Margurite Sayers and Senator Ivana Bacik.

Countess de Markievicz exhibition opens in National Gallery

7.11.18

The Ceann Comhairle officially launched the exhibition Markievicz: Portraits & Propaganda at the National Gallery of Ireland yesterday evening.

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COmmemorative poster of First Dáil, 1919

Oireachtas seeks descendants of those elected in 1918 general election for Irish constituencies

22.10.18

The Houses of the Oireachtas would like to hear from children and grandchildren of the 101 people returned for an Irish constituency in the general election of December 1918.

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National Bravery Awards medals

Ceann Comhairle presents National Bravery Awards to 21 recipients

19.10.18

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has presented National Bravery Awards to 21 individuals who risked their own lives to aid others in peril. The presentation took place at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.

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garda-station-sign-and-light

Disclosures Tribunal publishes its third interim report

11.10.18

The ‘Third Interim Report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into Protected Disclosures made under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and certain other matters’ has been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas today. The Honourable Mr Justice Peter Charleton is the tribunal chairman.

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Cabinet c.1923; W.T. Cosgrave centre front row / Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Oireachtas Library marks Budget 2019 with display of historic documents

5.10.18

The Oireachtas Library & Research Service is marking Budget 2019 by displaying a file of material relating to budgets, estimates and expenditures made between 1923 and 1924.

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45 Stories exhibition

45 Stories exhibition launched in Leinster House

26.09.18

The Leas-Chathaoirleach, Senator Paul Coghlan, launched 45 Stories in Leinster House today. 45 Stories is a travelling European Commission exhibition showcasing the many ways that EU membership has benefitted Ireland over the past 45 years.

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