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Dr Tim Jacquemard alongside an image representing eHealth technology

eHealth technology and its potential implications examined as SFI researcher in residence publishes paper


The Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published a new Spotlight exploring the social and ethical implications of eHealth technology.

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Oireachtas library shares digital historical collections on JSTOR Open Community Collections


The Oireachtas Library has joined the JSTOR Open Community Collections initiative, becoming the first organisation from the Republic of Ireland to take part in this international project.

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Transition year students in virtual meeting with Oireachtas staff

Virtual transition year experience weeks hosted by Houses of the Oireachtas


The Houses of the Oireachtas hosted 37 transition year students this week and last week for virtual work experience.

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Oireachtas TV to broadcast St. Patrick’s Festival events


Oireachtas TV will broadcast most of this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival events from 12 to 17 March.

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An 1834 print by Edward Francis Finden showing the rescue of Ross’s crew by the Isabella.

Search for northwest shipping passage revisited in display of early 19th century book


This month the Oireachtas Library is revisiting the long, dangerous search for a northwest shipping route through the Arctic by exhibiting Captain John Ross’s published account of his expedition between 1829 and 1833.

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The Leas-Cheann Comhairle, Deputy Catherine Connolly

Leas-Cheann Comhairle gives video address on International Women’s Day


On International Women's Day 2021, the Leas-Cheann Comhairle, Deputy Catherine Connolly, gave a video address.

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Illustration of DNA structure

Oireachtas Friends of Science and Technology host talk on DNA sequencing of Covid-19


The Oireachtas Friends of Science and Technology hosted an online talk on DNA sequencing, Covid-19 mutations and the Irish role in sequencing the Coronavirus today.

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Detail from PBO infographic on Select Committee scrutiny of Estimates

New resource to help TDs in their scrutiny of Estimates for Public Services


The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has published a new web page of guidance and analysis relevant to scrutinising the Estimates for Public Scrutiny.

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Delegates to the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly 2021 plenary

Oireachtas hosts virtual plenary of British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly


The Houses of the Oireachtas hosted the 60th Plenary of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) yesterday. Oireachtas Members attended in the Dáil Chamber while members of the other parliamentary assemblies attended remotely.

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Programme cover for European Parliamentary Week 2021 showing a hot air balloon

European Parliamentary Week 2021 takes place by video conference


European Parliamentary Week 2021 takes place by video conference today, Monday 22 February.

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