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New Environmental Indicators series launched by L&RS


The first in a new series of Environmental Indicators has been published by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS).

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Covid-19 staff information


Updates for staff from the Management Board

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Open House Dublin 2020: Leinster House to be virtually open with 3D tour


Leinster House will feature in Open House Dublin 2020 this weekend, but this time with a virtual 3D tour.

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Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl speaking in the Dáil Chamber

How the Dáil is sitting during the Covid-19 pandemic


While the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the Dáil is meeting in Leinster House but continues to hold some sittings in the Convention Centre Dublin in order to allow full attendance for votes on legislation.

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Culture Night 2020 goes virtual with 3D tour of Leinster House


Leinster House will feature in Culture Night 2020, but this time with a 3D virtual tour open to everybody.

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Cartoon despicting a Russian bear and British lion playing cards for the crown of India. An Irish man advises the bear that the lion has a weak hand. The bear has won all the tricks so far.

Political cartoons tell story of Irish nationalists and British imperialism in 19th century


This month the Oireachtas Library is exhibiting a selection from its collection of political cartoons from the late 19th century. The cartoons shed light on the complex relationship between Irish nationalism and British imperialism.

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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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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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