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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.
- CSPE students
If you are studying junior cert CSPE (civic, social and political education) watch our CSPE videos.
- CSPE teachers
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.
Wednesday, 9 May was Europe Day. Use this lesson plan and slide show to teach junior cert CSPE students about the origins of the European Union, how it has changed over time and the impact it has on the everyday lives of its citizens.
- 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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Wed, 9 May
Europe Day, lesson plan
Wed, 9 May
Europe Day, slide show
Fri, 9 Mar
International Women's Day, slide show
Fri, 9 Mar
International Women's Day, lesson plan
Tue, 30 Jan
Vótáil 100 Programme Booklet
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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