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LEGISLATION

Bills & Acts

The power to make new laws is the sole responsibility of the Houses of the Oireachtas. Dáil Éireann has the primary role in relation to legislation as it is directly elected by the people.

All proposed new laws are introduced into the Oireachtas as Bills. The majority of Bills are initiated by the Government with the proposed law being debated and approved by the Cabinet before it comes before the Oireachtas. Individuals or groups within Dáil Éireann can also bring forward their own legislative proposal usually during Private Members’ Time.

On this page you can search for a Bill or Act.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

22 June 2017

Before Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice Bill 2016 changed from Bail (Amendment) Bill 2016

No. 108 of 2016

21 June 2017

Before Dáil Éireann

Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Protection of Pension Property Rights) Bill 2017

No. 82 of 2017

21 June 2017

Before Seanad Éireann

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2014

No. 88 of 2014

21 June 2017

Before Seanad Éireann

Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) changed from Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016

No. 37 of 2016

20 June 2017

Before Dáil Éireann

Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 76 of 2017

20 June 2017

Before Dáil Éireann

Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017

No. 81 of 2017

20 June 2017

Before Seanad Éireann

Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 51 of 2017

15 June 2017

Before Dáil Éireann

Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill 2017

No. 78 of 2017

13 June 2017

Before Seanad Éireann

Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016

No. 23 of 2016

7 June 2017

Enacted

Companies (Amendment) Act 2017

No. 13 of 2017

Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 48 of 2017

Bills scheduled for discussion

Subject to change at short notice

No bills are scheduled for discussion

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Useful link

Irish Statute Book

View both primary and secondary legislation in the Irish Statute Book (eISB)

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HOW LAWS ARE MADE

A guide to Bills

Find out how Bills pass through the Dáil and Seanad to become law