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COmmemorative poster of First Dáil, 1919

Oireachtas seeks descendants of those elected in 1918 general election for Irish constituencies


The Houses of the Oireachtas would like to hear from children and grandchildren of the 101 people returned for an Irish constituency in the general election of December 1918.

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Ceann Comhairle presents National Bravery Awards to 21 recipients


Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has presented National Bravery Awards to 21 individuals who risked their own lives to aid others in peril. The presentation took place at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.

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Disclosures Tribunal publishes its third interim report


The ‘Third Interim Report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into Protected Disclosures made under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and certain other matters’ has been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas today. The Honourable Mr Justice Peter Charleton is the tribunal chairman.

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Cabinet c.1923; W.T. Cosgrave centre front row / Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Oireachtas Library marks Budget 2019 with display of historic documents


The Oireachtas Library & Research Service is marking Budget 2019 by displaying a file of material relating to budgets, estimates and expenditures made between 1923 and 1924.

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45 Stories exhibition

45 Stories exhibition launched in Leinster House


The Leas-Chathaoirleach, Senator Paul Coghlan, launched 45 Stories in Leinster House today. 45 Stories is a travelling European Commission exhibition showcasing the many ways that EU membership has benefitted Ireland over the past 45 years.

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New calendar of Dáil sittings available


The calendar of Dáil sittings for September 2018 to July 2019 has been published.

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16 school students wanted for Oireachtas TED-Ed Club


Oireachtas education is seeking 16 students in transition year or fifth year to join the Houses of the Oireachtas TED-Ed Club. Each club member will have a chance give a TED-style talk in the Mansion House, Dublin.

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Delegates at the International Congress of Parliamentary Women's Caucuses 2018

First International Congress of Parliamentary Women's Caucuses held in Dublin Castle


The first International Congress of Parliamentary Women's Caucuses was held in Dublin Castle on Sunday 9 and Monday 10 September. The Congress brought together female parliamentarians from across the globe to discuss issues facing women and how parliamentarians can work to address them.

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Obverse side of a Series A £50 note, showing the female figure taken to be Lady Lavery, wife of artist Sir John Lavery

Oireachtas marks 90 years since the first Irish State bank notes were issued


The Oireachtas Library & Research Service is marking 90 years since the first Irish state banknotes were entered into circulation. This month’s document in the display case is the 1929 report of the Currency Commission, which had been established to oversee the production and issue of the new currency.

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Analysis of blasphemy Bill published by L&RS


The Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published a Bill Digest on the Thirty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution (Repeal of offence of publication or utterance of blasphemous matter) Bill 2018.

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