Learning or teaching about Ireland’s Parliament? You'll find all our educational resources here.
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- New to the Oireachtas
If you are just beginning to learn about the Houses of the Oireachtas, start by taking our video tours.
- Primary school
If you teach in a primary school, see our lesson plans. We are working on providing more resources for primary schools.
- Junior cert CSPE
If you are studying junior cert CSPE (civic, social and political education) watch our CSPE videos.
If you teach junior cert CSPE (civic, social and political education) take a look at our lesson plans.
- Leaving cert politics and society classes
If you are taking the new leaving certificate politics and society course, find out about our live experience programme.
The first public sitting of the Dáil was held in the Mansion House, Dublin, on 21 January 1919. To learn all about the origins of the Irish Parliament and get lesson plans, primary sources and printables, visit the education section of the dedicated Dáil100 website.
- The Leinster House visit includes a tour of the Dáil and Seanad Chambers. The students then hold their own debate in one of the Committee rooms, usually on one of the four titles issued for the citizenship project. TDs for the schools' constituencies sometimes drop in for a chat.
- With the Ceann go Ceann video conference, students and teachers have the chance to speak directly to the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, and ask him all their questions about Irish politics and the Oireachtas.
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Vótáil100 politics and society, lesson plan
Thu, 13 Dec
Vótáil100 history/CSPE, lesson plan
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Pioneers of parliamentary politics, wordsearch
Wed, 12 Dec
Pioneers of parliamentary politics, worksheet
Tour of Leinster House
Tour of Dáil Éireann
Take a short video tour of Dáil Éireann.
Tour of Seanad Éireann
Take a short tour of the Upper House of the Oireachtas.
If you’re a student or teacher of junior cert civic, social and political education, CSPE, or just want to learn more about our parliamentary and political system, take a look at our video series. It’s the quick and painless way to get an overview of parliamentary democracy in Ireland.
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