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Junior cert CSPE teachers
Leaving cert politics and society classes
Politics and society live experiences

The politics and society class from Castleknock Community College visiting Leinster House

Politics and society live experiences

Leaving cert politics and society classes are invited to take part in two live experiences: a visit to Leinster House or a "Ceann go Ceann" video conference with the Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann.

  • 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.
TED-Ed Club

Student debate

TED-Ed Club

The Houses of the Oireachtas is forming a TED-Ed Club. It will comprise 16 students in transition year or fifth year. Each club member will have a chance give a TED-style talk in the Mansion House, Dublin.

Recent educational publications

Tue, 18 Sep

TED-Ed club poster

TED-Ed club poster (PDF)

Thu, 19 Jul

Vótáil 100 exhibition booklet

Vótáil 100 exhibition booklet (PDF)

Wed, 9 May

Europe Day, lesson plan

Europe Day, lesson plan (PDF)

Wed, 9 May

Europe Day, slide show

Europe Day, slide show (PPS)

Fri, 9 Mar

International Women's Day, slide show

International Women's Day, slide show (PPS)

Leinster House

Tour of Leinster House

Take a five minute video tour of Leinster House.

View video

Dáil Éireann

Tour of Dáil Éireann

Take a short video tour of Dáil Éireann.

View video

Seanad Éireann

Tour of Seanad Éireann

Take a short tour of the Upper House of the Oireachtas.

View video

Other resources

Want to find out more about the other bodies that influence how Ireland is governed? We’ve compiled a selection of links to organisations that influence the policies and laws we all live by.

CSPE videos

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.

Contact details

Houses of the Oireachtas
Leinster House
Kildare St
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Parliamentary education officer

Conor Reale

(01) 6184056