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Seanad Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

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Dáil Question Paper (Wed) (PDF)

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Dáil Order Paper (Wed) (PDF)

Dáil Order Paper (Wed)

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Official Report latest update:

Wed, 25 Apr 2018: 30 topics were published, which include 66 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 25 Apr 2018: 10 topics were published, which include 31 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government [Joint Committee] on Tue, 24 Apr 2018.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Wed, 25 Apr 2018: 23 Parliamentary Questions answered.

There are 158 Members (called Deputies or TDs) of Dáil Éireann.

There are 60 Members (called Senators) in Seanad Éireann.

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

Ireland is a parliamentary democracy. The National Parliament (Oireachtas) consists of the President and two Houses: Dáil Éireann (House of Representatives) and Seanad Éireann (the Senate) whose functions and powers derive from the Constitution of Ireland enacted by the people on 1 July 1937. The Houses of the Oireachtas are situated at Leinster House, Dublin.

Around the Houses

Around the Houses - March

Catch up on what happened during the month of March in Leinster House with Around the Houses from Oireachtas TV.

The video includes questions to the Taoiseach on the strategic communications unit, a Seanad debate on reducing the voting age to 16 and Dáil Second Stage of the abortion referendum Bill. It also has an interview with the EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, Günther Oettinger.

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Constituency dashboards

Constituency dashboards launched

The Library & Research Service has launched an interactive tool to help Oireachtas Members get accurate information about their constituencies. The constituency dashboards provide an interactive online visualisation of Census 2016 data for each Dáil constituency.

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Press releases

25 Apr 2018, 16.14

Minister of State for Defence to brief Committee on Ireland’s security cooperation with EU partners

25 Apr 2018, 16.12

PAC to focus on Department of Justice ICT projects

25 Apr 2018, 13.41

Commissioner Phil Hogan to address joint meeting of Agriculture & Rural & Community Development Committees

25 Apr 2018, 12.27

Finance Committee to focus EU proposals for taxation of the digital economy

24 Apr 2018, 17.13

Justice & Equality Committee to meet Garda Síochána as part of hearings on Garda Síochána oversight and accountability

Did you know?

The longest serving living member of Dáil Éireann is Enda Kenny, who has served as a TD for Mayo from 1975 to date.

This almost all male and almost all Catholic Dáil seems by majority determined for the most part to impose its moral values and medical criteria on the women of Ireland for decades to come.
Barry Desmond, 27 April 1983

Recent Bills & Acts

18 Apr 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 38 of 2018

17 Apr 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

National Infrastructure Bill 2018

No. 37 of 2018

10 Apr 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Markets in Financial Instruments Bill 2018

No. 36 of 2018

28 Mar 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Residential Tenancies (Greater Security of Tenure and Rent Certainty) Bill 2018

No. 35 of 2018