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Map of Dublin-Kingstown railway, 1837

Oireachtas Library marks 185 years since the first passenger railway in Ireland

16.12.19

This month the Oireachtas Library is marking 185 years since the first passenger railway in Ireland – the Dublin and Kingstown Railway - by displaying a pamphlet by James Pim, Jr., a key figure behind the railway’s development.

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Members of the Committee with representatives  from the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) and the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) in Leinster House 2000

Report on direct provision and the international protection application process launched

12.12.19

The Committee on Justice and Equality launched a report on direct provision and the international protection application process in Leinster House today.

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Oireachtas members with their families at the lighting of the Christmas tree on Leinster Lawn by night

Christmas tree lights up Leinster Lawn

4.12.19

The traditional lighting of the Christmas tree on Leinster Lawn took place yesterday evening, Tuesday 3 December.

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Young Dáil na nÓg delegates speaking in the Dáil Chamber

Video of Dail na nÓg sittings released on Oireachtas website

3.12.19

Dáil na nÓg, Ireland’s youth parliament, convened in Leinster House on Saturday, 23 November 2019, to discuss climate action. Video of the opening and closing ceremonies, held in the Dáil Chamber, is now available on this website.

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Prof Fiona Regan and 4.	Senator Antony Lawlor at the Royal Irish Academy

Royal Irish Academy Oireachtas Science Pairing Scheme launched

20.11.19

The Royal Irish Academy Oireachtas Science Pairing Scheme was launched on Monday, 18 November in the Royal Irish Academy.

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Youth Assembly on Climate 2019 in session in the Dail Chamber

Youth Assembly on Climate takes over Dáil Chamber for day of debate

15.11.19

The first ever Youth Assembly on Climate convened in the Dáil Chamber today.

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Oireachtas Reading Room

Applications open for SFI public service fellowship positions in Oireachtas Library & Research Service

15.11.19

Applications are open for two researchers in residence in the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) as part of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) public service fellowship programme.

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Members of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs outside Leinster House

Two reports on child and family homelessness published by Oireachtas Committees

14.11.19

Two Oireachtas Committees have today published separate reports on child and family homelessness.

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Head of research at the Oireachtas L&RS speaking at the SFI summit 2019

Oireachtas Library & Research Service at Science Foundation Ireland Summit

12.11.19

The Oireachtas Library & Research Service participated in the Science Foundation Ireland Summit in Athlone last week.

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Members of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News before their meeting in Leinster House

International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News meets in Leinster House

7.11.19

The third meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News took place in Leinster House today.

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