Legislation proposed by private members since the 2020 election, and bills which lapsed at the election which were restored to the order paper. They are grouped here by the size of parties in the Dáil, followed by technical groups and cross-party bills.

Three private members’ bills have been enacted since…


Legislation proposed by the government since the 2020 election and any government bills restored to the order paper, listed by the minister who initiated the legislation.

Bills proposed by private members are listed separately.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth


It is often said in relation to the increasingly discussed border poll on whether Northern Ireland should remain part of the United Kingdom or form part of a united Ireland that we need to be better prepared than the United Kingdom was when David Cameron proposed the 2016 Brexit referendum…


[The Regulations were revoked by the Minister for Health on 8 June 2020 by the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A — Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (№2) Regulations 2020, which are in operation until 29 June 2020.]

[The Health Act 1947 (Section 31A — Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) Regulations 2020 (S.I. №121 of…


Electoral law in Ireland and in the United Kingdom extends reciprocal voting rights for parliamentary elections for respective citizens. In UK law, this has its foundation in s. 2 of the Ireland Act 1949, whereby “ the Republic of Ireland is not a foreign country”. This right to vote had…


I am voting Yes because the decision on whether to have an abortion should be the decision of the one who is pregnant. No woman or girl in Ireland should have to travel through the streets of a foreign country to get the services they’ve decided is the best for…


The No side have implied there could be an alternative wording allowing abortion only in restricted circumstances. This is a note I’ve shared with a groups I’m working with.

Q: Why can’t we have an alternative wording that allowed abortion only in specific restricted circumstances?

A: Both the Citizens’ Assembly


We will soon have a referendum on whether Irish citizens living outside the state should have the right to vote in presidential elections. Given the timing of the referendum, if passed, it won’t take effect until the 2025 presidential election. …


This time last year, we could still hope for the election of Hillary Rodham Clinton as president. Committed supporters like myself were looking forward to her time in office.

I went to my boyfriend’s house to watch the results. I didn’t want to go out with a bar or election…


The Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution is discussing whether abortion should be permitted in cases where a pregnancy was conceived as a result of rape. …

William Quill

Barrister working in Dublin

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