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Oireachtas Library marks Science Week with display of 1847 report on potato blight


The Oireachtas Library is displaying a scientific report on experiments to find a cure for potato blight. The report was published in 1847, when blight had been destroying potato crops throughout America and Northern Europe.

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Leinster House to open to the public for the ‘Return to the House’ celebrations


Tickets for the ‘Return to the House’ tours of Leinster House are available from Eventbrite. Entry is free of charge, but tickets must be booked in advance.

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Oireachtas Members and guests outside Leinster House

Cross-Border co-operation addressed in new report


The Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement has launched a report entitled Communities and Cross-Border Co-operation: Challenges and Opportunities.

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Reform of the family law system report published


The Committee on Justice and Equality launched a report on reform of the family law system in Leinster House yesterday.

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Teachers at the CSPE conference in Leinster House

Leinster House hosts Association of CSPE Teachers national conference


The Houses of the Oireachtas hosted the Association of CSPE Teachers national conference on Saturday, 19 October.

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A member of the Garda Síochána with two boys at the Bravery Awards

Ceann Comhairle presents National Bravery Awards 2019


Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has presented 20 National Bravery Awards, including one posthumous honour, to individuals who risked their own lives to aid others in peril.

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Alex Kennedy delivering her TED-Ed talk in March 2019

Oireachtas TED-Ed club alumnus selected for TED-Ed Weekend in New York


Alex Kennedy, from Larkin Community College, Dublin, has been selected to participate in the TED-Ed Weekend event in New York early next year.

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Oireachtas Library & Research Service partners with Science Foundation Ireland


The Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) has become a partner in the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) public fellowship programme.

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Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards nomination for Houses of the Oireachtas Service


The Houses of the Oireachtas Service has been shortlisted for the 2019 Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards. The Oireachtas Working Group on Irish Sign Language (ISL) was nominated in the category Excellence in Culture, Values and Diversity.

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Budget 2020 preliminary review published by Parliamentary Budget Office


The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has published its preliminary review of Budget 2020.

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