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Still from a video showing the Ceann Comhairle speaking outside Leinster House

Ceann Comhairle launches Straitéis na Gaeilge, 2021, the Houses of the Oireachtas Service Irish Language Strategy

24.06.2021

The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, today launched Straitéis na Gaeilge, 2021, the Irish Language Strategy for the Houses of the Oireachtas. The Strategy aims to expand the range of Irish language supports and resources available to Members and staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service and help it develop into a functioning bilingual organisation.

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Dr Cormac Ó Coileáin alongside a graphic representing nanotechnology

Nanotechnology risks and opportunities examined as SFI researcher in residence publishes paper

15.06.2021

The Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published a new Spotlight examining the influence, risks and opportunities of nanotechnology. The new paper examines the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology in Ireland.

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Detail from front page of The United Irishman, a 19th century newspaper

Oireachtas Library presents new digitised collection at American Conference for Irish Studies

3.06.2021

The Oireachtas Library's newly digitised collection of The United Irishman was featured at the American Conference for Irish Studies yesterday.

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Images of instructors and ISL translators in virutal call

Politics course for deaf students delivered by Oireachtas communications team

21.05.2021

Staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Communications Unit delivered a special four-week politics course for students at the Holy Family School for the Deaf recently.

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A 19th century sketch of Gandon’s Custom House

Oireachtas Library marks centenary of the burning of the Custom House

18.05.2021

This month the Oireachtas Library is marking the centenary of the burning of the Custom House during the War of Independence.

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Participants in the virtual meeting of the Oireachtas Friends of Science and Technology

Oireachtas Friends of Science and Technology host talk on blockchain

12.05.2021

Some of Ireland’s leading experts on Blockchain made a presentation on the technology to a remote meeting of the Oireachtas Friends of Science and Technology today.

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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

7.05.2021

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

20.04.2021

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

31.03.2021

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

26.03.2021

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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