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Published on 18 Oct 2021

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Bill Digest: Finance (European Stability Mechanism and Single Resolution Fund) Bill 2021
This short, technical Bill seeks Oireachtas approval to ratify Amending Agreements to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Treaty and Single Resolution Fund (SRF) Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) [Keywords: Economy and finance, International and EU affairs, Parliament and Government]

Bill Digest: Finance (European Stability Mechanism and Single Resolution Fund) Bill 2021 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 5 Aug 2021

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L&RS Note: The National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy in a European Context
This Note seeks to compare Ireland’s first National Strategy on Artificial Intelligence (AI), launched on 8 July 2021, with the existing EU’s Coordinated Plan on AI. It also provides an illustrative rating based on the proposed actions. [Keywords: International and EU affairs, Parliament and Government, Technology and research]

L&RS Note: The National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy in a European Context ()

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Published on 13 Jul 2021

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Bill Digest: Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Bill 2021
This Bill provides for a new dedicated rescue process for small and micro companies to assist viable ones to remain in business during temporary difficulty. [Keywords:Business and industry, Economy and finance, Parliament and Government]

Bill Digest: Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Bill 2021 ()

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Published on 1 Jul 2021

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Environmental Indicators | Quarter 1 2021
Quarterly L&RS statistical dashboard infographic profiling key environmental indicators [Keywords: Environment and energy, Parliament and Government, Technology and research]

Environmental Indicators | Quarter 1 2021 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 1 Apr 2021

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Environmental Indicators | Quarter 4 2020
Quarterly L&RS statistical dashboard infographic profiling key environmental indicators [Keywords: Environment and energy, Parliament and Government, Technology and research]

Environmental Indicators | Quarter 4 2020 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 25 Mar 2021

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Bill Digest: Family Leave Bill 2021
The Family Leave Bill 2021 proposes to increase the duration of Parent’s Leave by three weeks and to enable same-sex couples avail of Adoptive Leave. [Keywords: Parliament and Government, People and communities, Social protection]

Bill Digest: Family Leave Bill 2021 ()

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Published on 23 Mar 2021

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L&RS Note: Caretaker governments and caretaker conventions
This Note (updated since 2016) examines caretaker governments, the role of incoming parliaments and the role and possible benefits of caretaker conventions [Keywords: Parliament and government]

L&RS Note: Caretaker governments and caretaker conventions ()

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Published on 1 Mar 2021

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Bill Digest: Criminal Procedure Bill 2021
This Bill provides for preliminary trial hearings, for the provision of information to juries, and additional legislative amendments to aid smooth running of criminal trials [Keywords; Justice and crime, Parliament and Government ]

Bill Digest: Criminal Procedure Bill 2021 ()

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Published on 8 Feb 2021

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L&RS Note: The regulation of online political advertising - Evaluating the Government’s proposals
This L&RS Note evaluates the Government's proposals on the regulation of online political advertising, as detailed in General Scheme of the Electoral Reform Bill 2021 [Keywords: Parliament and Government]

L&RS Note: The regulation of online political advertising - Evaluating the Government’s proposals ()

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Published on 16 Dec 2020

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L&RS Note: Holding elections during the Covid-19 Pandemic
This Note considers international experience and principles of electoral integrity in looking at policy instruments to address the challenges of holding Irish elections during Covid-19 [Keywords: Parliament and Government]

L&RS Note: Holding elections during the Covid-19 Pandemic ()

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Published on 21 Oct 2020

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Environmental Indicators | Quarter 3 2020
Quarterly L&RS statistical dashboard infographic profiling key environmental indicators [Keywords: Environment and energy, Parliament and government, Technology and research]

Environmental Indicators | Quarter 3 2020 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 9 Oct 2020

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L&RS Infographic: Reading Legislation: A Glossary
This infographic presents a selection of important terms that arise in relation to legislation.[Keywords: Justice and crime, Parliament and Government]

L&RS Infographic: Reading Legislation: A Glossary ()

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Published on 10 Aug 2020

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Bill Digest: Social Welfare (Covid-19) (Amendment) Bill 2020
This Bill seeks to place the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) on a statutory footing and for a specified period give certain social insurance entitlements [Keywords: Parliament and Government, People and communities, Social protection]

Bill Digest: Social Welfare (Covid-19) (Amendment) Bill 2020 ()

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Published on 4 Aug 2020

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Bill Digest: Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2020
This Bill seeks to amend the Health Act 1970 to expand on a phased basis GP care to children up to age 13 and to amend medical card eligibility for over 70s. [Keywords: Health, Parliament and Government, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2020 ()

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Published on 14 Jul 2020

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L&RS Infographic: Secondary Legislative Processes
This Infographic describes the source of and the process behind making secondary legislation together with the scrutiny mechanisms currently in place in Ireland. [Keywords: Parliament and government]

L&RS Infographic: Secondary Legislative Processes ()

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Published on 14 Jul 2020

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L&RS Note: Making and Scrutiny of Secondary Legislation
This Note describes the source of and the process behind making secondary legislation together with the scrutiny mechanisms currently in place in Ireland. [Keywords: Parliament and Government]

L&RS Note: Making and Scrutiny of Secondary Legislation ()

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Published on 2 Jul 2020

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L&RS Infographic: Seanad Election 2020 – A Statistical Profile
This Infographic visually profiles the results of the 2020 Seanad Election (SE2020) which commenced in March 2020 and formally concluded on 27 June. [Keywords: Parliament and government, People and communities]

L&RS Infographic: Seanad Election 2020 – A Statistical Profile ()

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Published on 7 May 2020

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L&RS Infographic: Europe Day 2020 - The EU and the citizen: A timeline of key EU legislation and initiatives
This infographic provides an outline of the key EU legislation and initiatives that have impacted citizens during its 63-year history. [Keywords: International and EU affairs,
Parliament and Government]

L&RS Infographic: Europe Day 2020 - The EU and the citizen: A timeline of key EU legislation and initiatives ()

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Published on 1 May 2020

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L&RS Note: How parliaments are working during the Covid-19 pandemic
This Note describes adaptations in procedures and practices implemented by twelve parliaments/assemblies to adhere to the restrictions on physical meetings imposed due to Covid-19. [Keywords: Health, International and EU affairs, Parliament and Government]

L&RS Note: How parliaments are working during the Covid-19 pandemic ()

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Published on 26 Mar 2020

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Submissions: Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020
Submissions from 22 Members of Dáil Éireann on the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020 [Keywords: Health, People and communities, Social protection, Economy and finance, Parliament and government]

Submissions: Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 20 Feb 2020

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L&RS Infographic: General Election 2020 – A Statistical Profile
This infographic visually profiles the results of the 2020 General Election (GE2020) held on 8 February 2020. [Keywords: Parliament and government, people and communities]

L&RS Infographic: General Election 2020 – A Statistical Profile ()

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Published on 12 Nov 2019

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Spotlight: The Decision of the Supreme Court in Kerins v McGuinness – Context and Implications
This Spotlight provides a comprehensive guide to the decision of the Supreme Court in Kerins v McGuinness & Ors. [Keywords: Parliament and government]

Spotlight: The Decision of the Supreme Court in Kerins v McGuinness – Context and Implications ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 12 Nov 2019

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Research Matters Quarterly, no. 7
Topics include articles on deposit protection schemes, the climate crisis, the Kerins decision, and the regulation of loot boxes. [Keywords: Environment and energy, economy and finance, parliament and government]

Research Matters Quarterly, no. 7 ()

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Published on 18 Oct 2019

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Bill Digest: Parents’ Leave and Benefit Bill 2019
The Bill Digest on the Parent’s Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 examines the broad policy context and background of the Bill as well its principal provisions. [Keywords: Parliament and Government, Social protection]

Bill Digest: Parents’ Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 ()

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Published on 4 Sep 2019

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Bill Digest: Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019
This bill gives effect to the removal of blasphemy from the Constitution as voted on in the October 2018 referendum. [Keywords: Parliament and Government, People and communities]


Bill Digest: Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019 ()

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Published on 29 Jul 2019

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Infographic: Local Elections 2019 (Northern Ireland) - A Statistical Profile
This infographic provides a visual overview of the results of the recent Local Elections in Northern Ireland. [Keywords: International and EU affairs, Parliament and Government, People and communities]

Infographic: Local Elections 2019 (Northern Ireland) - A Statistical Profile ()

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Published on 15 Jul 2019

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Bill Digest: Citizens’ Assemblies Bill 2019
This short technical bill provides for the use of the register of electors to select members for a citizens’ assembly. [Keywords: Parliament and government, People and communities]

Bill Digest: Citizens’ Assemblies Bill 2019 ()

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Published on 26 Jun 2019

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Research Matters Quarterly, no. 6
Topics include terrorist content online, daylight savings time, local elections and safe-access zones, and a PBO update.[Keywords: international and EU affairs, justice and crime, parliament and government]

Research Matters Quarterly, no. 6 ()

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Published on 13 Jun 2019

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L&RS Infographic: The Private Members’ Bill (PMB) Process in Dáíl Éireann
This infographic provides a visual, non-exhaustive overview of the process by which TDs who are not Ministers can bring forward Bills (keywords: Parliament, government)

L&RS Infographic: The Private Members’ Bill (PMB) Process in Dáíl Éireann ()

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Published on 31 May 2019

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L&RS Infographic: Local Elections 2019 – A Statistical Profile
A Statistical Profile of the results of the recent Local Elections held on Friday, 24 May 2019 (LE2019). [Keywords: parliament and government]

L&RS Infographic: Local Elections 2019 – A Statistical Profile ()

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Published on 30 May 2019

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L&RS Note: Private Members’ Bills (PMBs): Admissibility, Government messages and detailed scrutiny (updated note)
This L&RS Note with accompanying infographic looks at key changes in PMB legislative processes, in particular around Money Messages, Financial Resolutions and ‘detailed scrutiny’. [Keywords: parliament and government]

L&RS Note: Private Members’ Bills (PMBs): Admissibility, Government messages and detailed scrutiny (updated note) ()

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Published on 22 May 2019

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L&RS Note: Mandatory Sentences: Wayne Ellis v Minister for Justice and Equality
This L&RS Note examines issues regarding mandatory sentencing following the Supreme Court decision in Wayne Ellis v Minister for Justice and Equality (15 May 2019). [Keywords: justice and crime, parliament and government]

L&RS Note: Mandatory Sentences: Wayne Ellis v Minister for Justice and Equality ()

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Published on 16 May 2019

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L&RS Infographic: Local Government in Ireland – A Statistical Profile
This infographic provides a comparative statistical overview of the local government sector in Ireland, including detailed local authority and county maps. [Keywords: economy and finance, parliament and government]

L&RS Infographic: Local Government in Ireland – A Statistical Profile ()

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Published on 28 Feb 2019

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Spotlight: Overseas voting in presidential elections: representative democracy, electoral integrity and the situation in EU States
This Spotlight analyses proposals to extend voting rights in Presidential elections to Irish citizens residing abroad. [Keywords: parliament, government]

Spotlight: Overseas voting in presidential elections: representative democracy, electoral integrity and the situation in EU States ()

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Published on 26 Feb 2019

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Bill Digest: General Scheme of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 29 March 2019) Bill
This Bill Digest analyses 17 parts of the General Scheme of the Brexit Bill. Each part is examined by policy context, legislative changes and implications. [keywords: international and EU affairs, parliament and government]

Bill Digest: General Scheme of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 29 March 2019) Bill ()

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Published on 12 Feb 2019

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Bill Digest: European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Bill 2019
The Bill proposes to change current European Parliament constituencies. The effect of the Bill would be to increase the number of Ireland’s MEP seats from 11 to 13. [Keywords: parliament, government, international and EU affairs]

Bill Digest: European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Bill 2019 ()

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Published on 10 Dec 2018

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Research Matters quarterly, no. 4
Quarterly newsletter of the Library and Research Service. This issue focuses on some themes which are likely to be central for Oireachtas Members in 2019, including: social housing rents, decarbonising private transport, artificial intelligence, Brexit and the Irish legal system, consent, and extending voting rights for overseas citizens [Keywords: people and communities, justice and crime, parliament and government]

Research Matters quarterly, no. 4 ()

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Published on 26 Oct 2018

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Bill Digest: Local Government (Rates) Bill 2018
Analysis of the Local Government (Rates) Bill 2018 (Bill No. 96 of 2018) [Keywords: economy, finance, parliament, government]

Bill Digest: Local Government (Rates) Bill 2018 ()

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Published on 24 Oct 2018

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Demographic Cost Drivers: Average Annual change in Expenditure and Persons (2017-2027) (Updated)
L&RS infographic on demographic cost drivers, average annual change in expenditure and persons 2017-2027 (2018 Update) [Keywords: economy, finance, parliament, government]

Demographic Cost Drivers: Average Annual change in Expenditure and Persons (2017-2027) (Updated) ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 24 Oct 2018

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Calculation of Fiscal Space (Budget 2019)
L&RS infographic on the calculation of fiscal space ahead of Budget 2019 [Keywords: economy, finance, parliament, government]

Calculation of Fiscal Space (Budget 2019) ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 23 Oct 2018

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Bill Digest: Local Government Bill 2018
The Local Government Bill 2018 provides for the transfer of part of the administrative area of Cork County Council to Cork City Council. [Keywords: Parliament and government]

Bill Digest: Local Government Bill 2018 ()

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Published on 20 Oct 2018

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National Risk Assessment 2018 - overview of strategic risks
L&RS infographic on the National Risk Assessment 2018 (overview of strategic risks) [Keywords: economy, finance, parliament, government, environment, communities, energy]

National Risk Assessment 2018 - overview of strategic risks ()

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Published on 10 Oct 2018

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Gross Voted Expenditure (Budget 2019 breakdown and change from 2018)
L&RS Infographic which shows the composition of Government Gross Voted Expenditure (Current and Capital Ceilings) allocations and the change between the 2018 (adjusted) figures and the 2019 estimates. [Keywords: parliament, government]

Gross Voted Expenditure (Budget 2019 breakdown and change from 2018) ()

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Published on 5 Oct 2018

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Research Matters quarterly, no. 3
Research Matters Quarterly provides Oireachtas Members and their staff with insights into recent and on-going work of the L&RS [Keywords: parliament, government, justice, crime, health]

Research Matters quarterly, no. 3 ()

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Published on 30 Jul 2018

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Bill Digest: Thirty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution (Repeal of offence of publication or utterance of blasphemous matter) Bill 2018
Analysis of the Thirty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution (Repeal of offence of publication or utterance of blasphemous matter) Bill 2018 (Bill 87 of 2018) [Keywords: justice, crime, parliament, government]

Bill Digest: Thirty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution (Repeal of offence of publication or utterance of blasphemous matter) Bill 2018 ()

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Published on 23 Jul 2018

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Bill Digest: Children’s Health Bill 2018
Analysis of the Children’s Health Bill 2018 (Bill 80 of 2018) [Keywords: health, parliament, government]

Bill Digest: Children’s Health Bill 2018 ()

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Published on 17 Jul 2018

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Bill Digest: Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Bill 2018
Analysis of the Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Bill 2018 (Bill 75 of 2018) [Keywords: health, people, communities, parliament, government]

Bill Digest: Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Bill 2018 ()

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Published on 17 Jul 2018

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Bill Digest: Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018
Analysis of the Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018 (76 of 2018) [Keywords: economy, finance, parliament, government, people, communities]

Bill Digest: Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018 ()

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Published on 5 Jul 2018

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Research Matters quarterly, no. 2
An update on areas of research being undertaken by the L&RS and the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) [Keywords: people, communities, health, parliament, government, environment, energy]

Research Matters quarterly, no. 2 ()

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Published on 25 Jun 2018

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Bill Digest: Data Sharing and Governance Bill 2018
Analysis of the Data Sharing and Governance Bill 2018 (Bill 55 of 2018)
[Keywords: parliament, government, economy, finance]

Bill Digest: Data Sharing and Governance Bill 2018 ()

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Published on 20 Jun 2018

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The impact of pre-legislative scrutiny on legislative and policy outcomes
This report by Dr. Shane Martin empirically assesses the impact of pre-legislative scrutiny (PLS) on legislative outcomes, and through this, on policy outcomes, since its introduction to the Irish Parliament.
[Keywords: parliament, government]

The impact of pre-legislative scrutiny on legislative and policy outcomes ()

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Published on 7 Mar 2018

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L&RS Note: Explaining the outcome of rejected referendums
This L&RS Note draws on published research and survey data to identify the key factors which explain the majority ‘no vote’ in proposals for constitutional change which have been rejected by the electorate since 1986
[Keywords: parliament, government]

L&RS Note: Explaining the outcome of rejected referendums ()

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Published on 24 Jan 2018

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Impact of gender quotas on election to Dáil Éireann, 2011-2016
Women in Parliament, infographic 3 [Keywords: parliament, government]

Impact of gender quotas on election to Dáil Éireann, 2011-2016 ()

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Published on 24 Jan 2018

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Total Members elected, by gender, 1918-2018
Women in Parliament, infographic 2 [Keywords: parliament, government]

Total Members elected, by gender, 1918-2018 ()

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Published on 24 Jan 2018

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Percentage of women and men elected to Dáil Éireann, 1918-2018
Women in Parliament, infographic 1 [Keywords: parliament, government]

Percentage of women and men elected to Dáil Éireann, 1918-2018 ()

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Published on 8 Jan 2018

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Spotlight: Post-enactment Scrutiny in Parliament
This Spotlight uses expert literature on legislative scrutiny, and the experience of other parliaments, to outline the purpose and potential benefits of post-enactment scrutiny (PeS), parliament’s role in post-enactment scrutiny, the conditions under which it is most likely to be effective, and how best to approach PeS both with respect to the process and the actual focus of a post-enactment review.
[Keywords: parliament, government]

Spotlight: Post-enactment Scrutiny in Parliament ()

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Published on 21 Sep 2017

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Role of the Oireachtas in the Budget
L&RS infographic on the role of the Oireachtas in the budget [Keywords: parliament, government, economy, finance]

Role of the Oireachtas in the Budget ()

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Published on 21 Sep 2017

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Calculation of Fiscal Space
L&RS infographic on the calculation of fiscal space [Keywords: economy, finance, parliament, government]

Calculation of Fiscal Space ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 21 Sep 2017

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Exchequer Income
L&RS infographic on Exchequer income [Keywords: economy, finance, parliament, government]

Exchequer Income ()

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Published on 21 Sep 2017

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Demographic Cost Drivers 2017 - 2027
L&RS infographic on demographic cost drivers, average annual change in expenditure and persons 2017 - 2027
[Keywords: economy, finance, parliament, government]

Demographic Cost Drivers 2017 - 2027 ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 10 Apr 2017

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The Oireachtas legislative process
L&RS infographic on the Oireachtas legislative process [Keywords: parliament, government]

The Oireachtas legislative process ()

Tags: Education

Published on 10 Apr 2017

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The legislative review loop of Government legislation
The legislative review loop of Government legislation - infographic [Keywords: parliament, government]

The legislative review loop of Government legislation ()

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Published on 4 Oct 2016

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L&RS Note: Minority Governments and Parliament
A note on minority governments in Ireland and other countries.
[Keywords: parliament, government]

L&RS Note: Minority Governments and Parliament ()

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Published on 10 May 2016

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L&RS Note: Prayers in plenary and other religious services in parliaments
A note on practices concerning prayers at the beginning of plenary sessions and arrangements for holding other religious services in a selection of parliaments.
[Keywords: parliament, government, people, communities]

L&RS Note: Prayers in plenary and other religious services in parliaments ()

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Published on 30 Apr 2016

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Research Matters 2016
Impartial briefings on selected key issues for Members of the 32nd Dáil and the 25th Seanad, featuring key challenges for Irish society in 2016 [Keywords: parliament, government, economy, finance, housing, planning, environment, energy]

Research Matters 2016 ()

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Published on 29 Apr 2016

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Dáil General Election Results 2016
L&RS infographic on the results of the 2016 Dáil Éireann general election [Keywords: parliament, government]

Dáil General Election Results 2016 ()

Tags: Election Results; Research/Spotlights

Published on 22 Mar 2016

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L&RS Note: D’Hondt system for allocation of parliamentary positions
Note on how the D’Hondt system works, examples of where it is used and a description of how it is used in Northern Ireland for the allocation of ministries in the Executive and committee chairs in the Assembly.
[Keywords: parliament, government]

L&RS Note: D’Hondt system for allocation of parliamentary positions ()

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Published on 28 Jan 2016

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Spotlight: Parliamentary scrutiny of government performance
The rationale for oversight/scrutiny, its theoretical underpinnings, tools and some of the barriers to effective parliamentary scrutiny; a model of how performance scrutiny can operate and the associated information for effective performance scrutiny; and parliamentary performance scrutiny in the Irish budgetary context focusing on the Irish Estimates process and the performance information contained within it.
[Keywords: parliament, government]

Spotlight: Parliamentary scrutiny of government performance ()

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Published on 28 Jan 2016

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L&RS Note: Election Turnout in Ireland: measurement, trends and policy implications
A note discussing issues with the measurement of turnout, using data from the CSO on the voting age population, and presenting an overview of the trends in turnout at Irish general elections, local elections and referendums.
[Keywords: parliament, government]

L&RS Note: Election Turnout in Ireland: measurement, trends and policy implications ()

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Published on 18 Dec 2014

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Spotlight: Pre-legislative scrutiny by Parliament
The purpose of pre-legislative scrutiny and its practice in other parliaments; the approach taken to pre-legislative scrutiny in the Houses of the Oireachtas and other parliaments.
[Keywords: parliament, government]

Spotlight: Pre-legislative scrutiny by Parliament ()

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Published on 25 Jul 2014

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Spotlight: Government reform of planning legislation
A summary of the Mahon tribunal’s recommendations and other issues.
[Keywords: housing, planning, parliament, government]

Spotlight: Government reform of planning legislation ()

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Published on 9 May 2014

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Researching past and present Members, a guide to print and online sources
Short guide to sources and approaches that could be used to research biographical information on past and present Members of the Oireachtas [Keywords: parliament, government]

Researching past and present Members, a guide to print and online sources ()

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Published on 8 Feb 2013

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Spotlight: Localism in Irish politics and local government reform
How weaknesses in local government contribute to localism in Irish politics and how the Government’s programme of local government reform might affect the constituency workloads of parliamentarians.
[Keywords: parliament, government]

Spotlight: Localism in Irish politics and local government reform ()

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Published on 30 Nov 2012

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Spotlight: Local Government Reform
This Spotlight considers how the Action Programme for Effective Local Government Reform (Putting People First) will address weaknesses in local government. [Keywords: parliament, government]

Spotlight: Local Government Reform ()

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Published on 12 Nov 2012

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The Oireachtas and the European Union: the Evolving Role of a National Parliament in European Affairs, Dr Gavin Barrett
Oireachtas parliamentary fellowship 2011-2012 publication by Dr Gavin Barret [Keywords: Parliament and government]

The Oireachtas and the European Union: the Evolving Role of a National Parliament in European Affairs, Dr Gavin Barrett ()

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Published on 31 May 2012

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Spotlight: The Mental Health Act 2001 - Delivering on Best Practice?
This Spotlight looks at the procedures involved in the involuntary admission and detention of persons under the Act and the protections afforded to them during these processes. [Keywords: health, parliament, government]

Spotlight: The Mental Health Act 2001 - Delivering on Best Practice? ()

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Published on 30 Jan 2012

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Spotlight: Bicameralism - Seanad Éireann and OECD Countries
This Spotlight locates Seanad Éireann within the global family of second chambers. Federalism and large populations are the normal predictors of bicameralism, so Ireland is unusual for having a second chamber. [Keyword: parliament, government]

Spotlight: Bicameralism - Seanad Éireann and OECD Countries ()

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Published on 12 Nov 2011

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Role of the Houses of the Oireachtas in the Scrutiny of Legislation, Dr Brian Hunt
Oireachtas parliamentary fellowship 2010-2011 publication by Dr Brian Hunt [Keywords: Parliament and government]

Role of the Houses of the Oireachtas in the Scrutiny of Legislation, Dr Brian Hunt ()

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Published on 31 Jul 2011

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Spotlight: Trade Unions, Collective Bargaining and the Economic Crisis - Where Now?
This Spotlight examines the pressures facing trade unions and the implications for policymakers and legislators in the decentralised collective bargaining context of 2011 [Keywords: economy, finance, parliament, government, people, communities]

Spotlight: Trade Unions, Collective Bargaining and the Economic Crisis - Where Now? ()

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Published on 31 May 2011

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Spotlight: PR STV and Localism in Irish Politics
This Spotlight considers the arguments for and against changing the Irish PR STV electoral system [Keywords: parliament, government]

Spotlight: PR STV and Localism in Irish Politics ()

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Published on 23 Nov 2010

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Spotlight: Gender Balance in EU Parliaments – Insights for Ireland
This Spotlight focuses on the experiences of European Union national parliaments in implementing special measures, especially gender quotas, which aim to improve the gender composition of those legislatures [Keywords: parliament, government]

Spotlight: Gender Balance in EU Parliaments – Insights for Ireland ()

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Published on 28 Feb 2010

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Spotlight: Financing Local Government
This Spotlight looks at some of the issues surrounding the size and power of Irish local government; it also looks at the future financing of local government [Keywords: parliament, government]

Spotlight: Financing Local Government ()

Tags: Research/Spotlights

Published on 28 Feb 2009

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Spotlight: Political Opinion Polls
This Spotlight addressed the accuracy of Irish opinion polls [Keywords: parliament, government]

Spotlight: Political Opinion Polls ()

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Published on 18 Dec 2007

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Spotlight: Election 2007
This edition of Spotlight presents the results of the general election 2007 and examines the regulatory context within which it took place [Keywords: parliament, government]

Spotlight: Election 2007 ()

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