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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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Photos of a drone alongside photo of Dr Boris Galkin

Impact of drone technology in spotlight as SFI researcher in residence publishes paper

12.02.2021

The Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published a new Spotlight on drone technology and its impact on Irish society. The paper was authored by Dr Boris Galkin during his time as researcher in residence with the L&RS between October 2020 and January 2021.

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Screen shot of a Bill web page showing the Related documents

Bill Digests and glossaries now accessible within Bill pages

4.02.2021

Publications to support TDs, Senators and their staff preparing to debate proposed legislation are now accessible along with the core documents in the Bills & Acts section of this website.

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Members of the Defence Forces raising the United Nations flag outside Leinster house

United Nations flag to fly at Leinster House throughout Ireland's membership of UN Security Council during 2021 and 2022

1.01.2021

The flag of the United Nations will be flown at Leinster House alongside the Irish flag during Ireland's membership of the UN Security Council in 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Times webinar on Brexit hosted by Library & Research Service

14.12.2020

Robert Shrimsley, the FT’s chief political commentator, spoke at a webinar on Brexit hosted by the Library & Research Service last Friday.

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Oireachtas Friends of Science host talk on Covid-19 vaccines

2.12.2020

The inaugural talk of the Oireachtas Friends of Science of the 33rd Dáil and 26th Seanad took place yesterday. Professor Kingston Mills gave a talk entitled Covid-19 vaccines: making sense of the clinical trial reports, merits of different types, logistics of roll out and hesitancy.

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Front covers of documents laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas

Metadata of all the documents laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas published

18.11.2020

The Oireachtas Library has published an open metadata dataset of all the documents laid before the Houses since 1922.

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Dr. Ronan Kennedy

Dr. Rónán Kennedy to investigate algorithms, big data and artificial intelligence in legal services as SFI public service fellowship researcher in residence

10.11.2020

Dr. Rónán Kennedy will study algorithms, big data and artificial intelligence in the Irish legal services market during his three-month residency in the Oireachtas. Dr. Kennedy is one of six researchers seconded to the Houses of the Oireachtas Library & Research Service as part of the SFI (Science Foundation Ireland) public fellowship programme.

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Dr. Boris Galkin and a drone

Researcher in residence Dr. Boris Galkin to study drone technology as part of SFI public service fellowship

9.11.2020

Dr. Boris Galkin will investigate civilian drone technology and its future in Ireland during a three-month residency in the Oireachtas. Dr. Galkin is one of six researchers seconded to the Houses of the Oireachtas Library & Research Service as part of the SFI (Science Foundation Ireland) public service fellowship programme.

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