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Transition year students in virtual meeting with Oireachtas staff

Virtual transition year experience weeks hosted by Houses of the Oireachtas

19.03.2021

The Houses of the Oireachtas hosted 37 transition year students this week and last week for virtual work experience.

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Oireachtas TV to broadcast St. Patrick’s Festival events

12.03.2021

Oireachtas TV will broadcast most of this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival events from 12 to 17 March.

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An 1834 print by Edward Francis Finden showing the rescue of Ross’s crew by the Isabella.

Search for northwest shipping passage revisited in display of early 19th century book

10.03.2021

This month the Oireachtas Library is revisiting the long, dangerous search for a northwest shipping route through the Arctic by exhibiting Captain John Ross’s published account of his expedition between 1829 and 1833.

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The Leas-Cheann Comhairle, Deputy Catherine Connolly

Leas-Cheann Comhairle gives video address on International Women’s Day

9.03.2021

On International Women's Day 2021, the Leas-Cheann Comhairle, Deputy Catherine Connolly, gave a video address.

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Illustration of DNA structure

Oireachtas Friends of Science and Technology host talk on DNA sequencing of Covid-19

3.03.2021

The Oireachtas Friends of Science and Technology hosted an online talk on DNA sequencing, Covid-19 mutations and the Irish role in sequencing the Coronavirus today.

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Detail from PBO infographic on Select Committee scrutiny of Estimates

New resource to help TDs in their scrutiny of Estimates for Public Services

1.03.2021

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has published a new web page of guidance and analysis relevant to scrutinising the Estimates for Public Scrutiny.

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Delegates to the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly 2021 plenary

Oireachtas hosts virtual plenary of British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly

23.02.2021

The Houses of the Oireachtas hosted the 60th Plenary of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) yesterday. Oireachtas Members attended in the Dáil Chamber while members of the other parliamentary assemblies attended remotely.

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Programme cover for European Parliamentary Week 2021 showing a hot air balloon

European Parliamentary Week 2021 takes place by video conference

22.02.2021

European Parliamentary Week 2021 takes place by video conference today, Monday 22 February.

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Dr Rónán Kennedy alongside a scales and gavel

Lawtech and its potential implications examined as SFI researcher in residence publishes paper

18.02.2021

The Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published a new Spotlight on algorithms, big data and artificial intelligence in the Irish legal market.

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Front covers of two political pamphlets dated 1721

Banking crisis of 1721 revisited in display of 300-year-old pamphlets

16.02.2021

This month the Oireachtas Library is revisiting the failed attempt to set up a national bank of Ireland 300 years ago with pamphlets for and against the proposal in its virtual display case.

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