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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. When the Government wants to propose a law, the Cabinet approves the Bill and the relevant Minister brings it before the Oireachtas.

Opposition parties or Members can also bring forward their own Bills, usually during Private Members’ time.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

3 August 2017

Before Dáil Éireann

National Archives (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 110 of 2017

26 July 2017

Enacted

Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017

No. 22 of 2017

Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017

No. 59 of 2017

26 July 2017

Enacted

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Act 2017

No. 24 of 2017

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017

No. 62 of 2017

26 July 2017

Enacted

Independent Reporting Commission Act 2017

No. 25 of 2017

Independent Reporting Commission Bill 2017

No. 77 of 2017

26 July 2017

Enacted

Minerals Development Act 2017

No. 23 of 2017

Minerals Development Bill 2015

No. 69 of 2015

26 July 2017

Enacted

National Shared Services Office Act 2017

No. 26 of 2017

National Shared Services Office Bill 2016

No. 20 of 2016

25 July 2017

Enacted

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Act 2017

No. 21 of 2017

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

No. 88 of 2014

19 July 2017

Before Seanad Éireann

Mediation Bill 2017

No. 20 of 2017

19 July 2017

Enacted

Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017

No. 19 of 2017

Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016

No. 23 of 2016

19 July 2017

Enacted

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2017

No. 18 of 2017

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2017

No. 97 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