Debates and Oral Answers
Follow Lords debates on bills, oral statements made by Ministers and find out about the range of issues discussed during question times. Written Statements
Read written statements made by Ministers on policy or government actions Written Answers
Find out Ministers' responses to written parliamentary questions asked by Lords Historic Hansard
Sittings in the 19th Century
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 1st July, 1937.