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Members of the Defence Forces raising the EU flag outside Leinster House

Europe Day marked by Houses of the Oireachtas


The Houses of the Oireachtas marked Europe Day today. The European Union flag was raised outside Leinster House this morning, followed by a special meeting of five joint Committees in the Seanad Chamber.

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Annette Connolly, director of the PBO

Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) releases 100th publication


The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has released its 100th publication.

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Launch of the report of the Committee on Climate Action

Climate action report launched


The Committee on Climate Action has launched its final report entitled Climate Change: A Cross-Party Consensus for Action.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi meets the Ceann Comhairle and Cathaoirleach

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Leinster House


Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD and the Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann Senator Denis O’Donovan welcomed U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Leinster House yesterday, Wednesday 17 April.

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Ceann Comhairle with children outside Leinster House

Oireachtas education launches FÍS Film Project special category


The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, was joined by pupils from Gardiner Street school yesterday to launch a special category in the FÍS Film Project.

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Call for submissions on Budget 2020


The Committee on Budgetary Oversight is calling for submissions on Budget 2020.

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Cartoon illustrating people who can submit a petition to the Oireachtas

Committee on Public Petitions considers 47 petitions in 2018


The Committee on Public Petitions considered 47 petitions during 2018, according to its annual report, which was published today.

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Portrait of Charles Talbot, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Oireachtas Library marks World Health Day with display of historical health report


The Oireachtas Library is marking World Health Day on 7 April with a display of historical documents.

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Political cartoons from Oireachtas Library on display in Leinster House


The Oireachtas Library & Research Service is looking at the legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party by displaying political cartoons from two issues of the periodical Irish Fun: A Tonic in Type.

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Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh giving lecture in Leinster House

Seachtain na Gaeilge lecture examines establishment of Dáil Éireann


A lecture to mark Seachtain na Gaeilge was given by Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh in Leinster House on Tuesday, 5 March.

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