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Report on potential impact of Brexit on Irish housing market published


The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government has published a report on the potential impact of Brexit on the Irish housing market.

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The Shamrock magazine, February 1919

Oireachtas Library marks 100th anniversary of Eamon de Valera’s prison escape


The Oireachtas Library & Research Service is displaying a copy of The Shamrock magazine from February 1919 in Leinster House to mark Eamon de Valera’s escape from Lincoln jail.

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Finland, Eduskunta © Nico Bick

Dáil Chamber to feature in book of photographs of Parliaments of the European Union


Images of the Dáil Chamber will be featured in a new book by photographer Nico Bick.

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John Hora, GAA president, in the Seanad Chamber

GAA president, John Horan, addresses Seanad Éireann


The president of the GAA, Mr. John Horan, addressed Seanad Éireann today to discuss the important role the GAA has played in the civic life of Ireland.

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President Michael D. Higgins, Mansion House

Special sitting in the Mansion House commemorates centenary of Dáil Éireann


A special commemorative sitting of Dáil and Seanad Éireann was held in the Round Room of the Mansion House on Monday, 21 January 2019. The sitting took place exactly 100 years after the first public sitting of the Dáil in the same room in 1919.

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Dáil100 experience in LH2000

Over 1,000 visitors tour Leinster House and 6 Harcourt Street in weekend of Dáil100 Experience


Almost 1,500 people toured the Leinster House complex and No. 6 Harcourt Street on Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 January.

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Seán Ó Fearghaíl with actors in costume outside Leinster House

Dáil100 Experience to take place in Leinster House this weekend


The Dáil100 Experience exhibition and tour will take place in Leinster House this weekend, 19 and 20 January. The actors who will represent stages of Irish social and cultural life as part of the tour visited Leinster House yesterday, where they were welcomed by the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl.

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Dáil100 website launched


A dedicated website has been launched at as part of the Houses of the Oireachtas centenary commemorations for the first Dáil.

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Arthur Griffith

Oireachtas Library displays Arthur Griffith’s 1904 pamphlet outlining separatist policy


The Oireachtas Library & Research Service is displaying a copy of Arthur Griffith’s pamphlet The Resurrection of Hungary: A Parallel for Ireland, which was published in 1904.

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Royal Irish Academy conference picture

'Dáil Éireann: the first 100 years, 1919–2019' conference concludes


The Royal Irish Academy/Houses of the Oireachtas conference 'Dáil Éireann: the first 100 years, 1919–2019' took place today in the Royal Irish Academy at 19 Dawson St.

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