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Leaving cert politics and society classes
Politics and society live experiences

Politics and society class from the King's Hospital school 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.
Lesson plan: International Women's Day

Portrait of women TDs and Senators by Noel Murphy

Lesson plan: International Women's Day

This lesson plan for junior cert CSPE students discusses women in Irish parliamentary politics and the gender pay gap.

Recent educational publications

Fri, 9 Mar

International Women's Day, slide show

International Women's Day, slide show (PPS)

Fri, 9 Mar

International Women's Day, lesson plan

International Women's Day, lesson plan (PDF)

Tue, 30 Jan

Vótáil 100 Programme Booklet

Vótáil 100 Programme Booklet (PDF)

Fri, 26 Jan

Booklet - 100 Years of Votes for Women

Booklet - 100 Years of Votes for Women (PDF)

Wed, 24 Jan

Poster - The Road to the Vote

Poster - The Road to the Vote (PDF)

Leinster House

Tour of Leinster House

Take a five minute video tour of Leinster House.

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Dáil Éireann

Tour of Dáil Éireann

Take a short video tour of Dáil Éireann.

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Seanad Éireann

Tour of Seanad Éireann

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

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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.

Lesson plan: Bunreacht na hÉireann

What rights and responsibilities does our Constitution set down for us as citizens of Ireland? Find out with our lesson plan and slide show.

Contact details

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

Parliamentary education officer

Conor Reale

(01) 6184056
conor.reale@oireachtas.ie

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.