Bills & Acts

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.

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Recently considered Bills and Acts

24 Apr 2018

Before Seanad Éireann

Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill 2018

No. 39 of 2018

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

18 Apr 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Provision of Objective Sex Education Bill 2018

No. 34 of 2018

22 Mar 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 33 of 2018

21 Mar 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Residential Tenancies (Residential Tenancies Board) (Amendment) Bill 2018

No. 32 of 2018

17 Apr 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Bill 2018

No. 31 of 2018

8 Mar 2018

Before Dáil Éireann

Prohibition of Bogus Self-Employment Bill 2018

No. 30 of 2018

Achtanna an Oireachtais

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Achtanna an Oireachtais

Read Acts of the Oireachtas, in English and Irish, passed from 1922 to 2009

How laws are made

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How laws are made

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

Irish Statute Book

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Irish Statute Book

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

Government legislative programme

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Government legislative programme

Get a list of Government Bills to be prioritised during this term