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Richard Kirwan

Eighteenth Century weather report on display in Leinster House

30.07.18

Given the recent atypical Irish weather, the Oireachtas Library & Research Service is taking a look back at the early days of scientific weather observation in Ireland. This month’s document in the display case is A Comparative View of Meteorological Observations Made in Ireland (circa 1793).

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Lynn Scarff, director of the National Museum of Ireland, at the launch of the exhibition

Suffrage exhibition opens in Seanad ante room

19.07.18

The Vótáil 100 exhibition, entitled Votes for Women: Suffrage and Citizenship, was officially opened today in the Seanad ante room.

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Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, with Seán Ó Fearghaíl, the Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éirean

Ceann Comhairle gifts picture of Constance de Markievicz to UK Parliament

19.07.18

The Houses of the Oireachtas yesterday presented a picture of Constance, Countess de Markievicz to the UK Parliament at Westminster.

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Leinster House reading room

Bill Digests available to the public for the first time

19.07.18

For the first time, the Library & Research Service (L&RS) is making its Bill Digests available to the public.

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Exhibition pieces are delivered to Leinster House

Suffrage exhibition installed in Seanad ante room

18.07.18

A collection of artefacts, images and ephemera celebrating the suffrage movement was installed in the Seanad ante room today.

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Launch of the Seanad Public Consultation Committee report

Report on the National Anthem launched

18.07.18

The Seanad Public Consultation Committee has launched a report on the status, treatment and use of the National Anthem.

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Committee on Public Petitions meeting

Committee on Public Petitions considers petitions on protection of foxes, salmon farming and the RTÉ orchestras

18.07.18

The Joint Committee on Public Petitions met last week to consider petitions submitted by members of the public.

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Hospital patient

Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of Patient Safety (Licensing) Bill scrutinised published

17.07.18

The Joint Committee on Health has published a report on its pre-legislative scrutiny of the Patient Safety (Licensing) Bill.

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Electric car

E-cars and decarbonising domestic transport report launched

13.07.18

The Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment has published a report on decarbonising domestic transport and e-cars.

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Flooded field

Climate change and sustainability in agriculture and food sectors – report launched

13.07.18

The Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has published a report on climate change and sustainability in the agriculture and food sectors.

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