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BIPRA meeting in the Seanad Chamber

Debates Office hosts British-Irish Parliamentary Reporting Association symposium


The Houses of the Oireachtas Debates Office hosted the annual symposium of the British-Irish Parliamentary Reporting Association (BIPRA) on Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 July.

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Oireachtas and Northern Ireland Assembly libraries produce joint publication on NI local elections


The Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) has produced a unique joint publication with the Research and Information Service of the Northern Ireland Assembly (RaISe).

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Sockies award for Oireachtas social media team


The Houses of the Oireachtas web team won the award for “best team NGOs/SMEs/public body” at the Sockies 2019 awards recently.

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Regional and rural transport report launched


The Committee on Rural and Community Development has published a report on regional and rural transport policy. The report was launched yesterday during the Committee’s two-day visit to Leitrim.

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19th century cartoon depicting Irish emigrants just arrived in New York

Report on settlement of 9,000 Irish migrants in North America on display in Leinster House


The Oireachtas Library is displaying the 1883 report of the Tuke committee. The purpose of the committee was to help Irish families emigrate to the United States and Canada.

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Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin being interviewed by an RTE reporter outside Leinster House 2000

Committee on Education and Skills launches three reports


The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Skills has launched three reports.

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Staff and Members of the Oireachtas holding the Rainbow Flag outside Leinster House

Pride flag flies over Leinster House


The Pride flag was raised at Leinster House today to mark the LGBTQ Pride Festival.

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Photograph of two white cows

Committee publishes report on beef sector in context of Food Wise 2025


The Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has published a report on the beef sector in the context of Food Wise 2025.

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18th century caricature entitled "The Curse", depicting Lord Carnarvon peering through a telescope at the west of Ireland

Treasures of the Oireachtas Library exhibition commemorates centenary of First Dáil


The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, today launched the Treasures of the Oireachtas Library, a digital exhibition produced as part of the centenary of the First Dáil.

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Front cover of Ulysses by James Joyce

Oireachtas Library marks Bloomsday with display of 1926 report on evil literature


The Oireachtas Library is displaying the 1926 Report of the Committee on Evil Literature to mark Bloomsday, the annual celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses, this month.

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