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Oireachtas

Background Color#009b48
Text Colorwhite
NameOireachtas
Native NameNational Parliament
Coa PicOireachtas_logo.svg
Coa Res130px
Session RoomLeinsterhouse.jpg
House TypeBicameral
HousesDáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
Leader1 TypeCeann Comhairle
Leader1Seán Barrett
Party1(FG)
Election19 March 2011
Leader2 TypeCathaoirleach
Leader2Paddy Burke
Party2(FG)
Election225 May 2011
Members226
166 TDs
60 Senators
House1Dáil Éireann
House2Seanad Éireann
Structure1Current Dáil Éireann composition.svg
Structure1 Res250px
Structure2Current Seanad Éireann composition.svg
Structure2 Res250px
Political Groups1Government coalition *  Fine Gael (74) *  Labour Party (37) Opposition parties *  Fianna Fáil (19) *  Sinn Féin (14) *  Socialist Party (2) *  People Before Profit (2) *  WUAG (1) *  Independents (15) *  Vacant (1) Chairman *  Ceann Comhairle (1)
Political Groups2  Fine Gael (19)
  Fianna Fáil (14)
  Labour Party (12)
  Sinn Féin (3)
  Independents (12)
Last Election125 February 2011
Last Election226 April 2011
Meeting PlaceLeinster House, Dublin

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The Oireachtas (-gaɛrʲaxt̪ˠasˠ), sometimes referred to as Oireachtas Éireann, is the "national parliament" or legislature of Ireland. The Oireachtas consists of:

*The President of Ireland

*The two Houses of the Oireachtas ( ):

**Dáil Éireann (Lower house)

**Seanad Éireann (Upper house)

The Houses of the Oireachtas sit in Leinster House in Dublin, an eighteenth-century ducal palace. The directly elected Dáil is by far the most powerful branch of the Oireachtas.

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Andrews runs a big race before getting down to business - Irish Times Tweet this news
Irish Times--In all, 11 -Oireachtas- politicians took part in the race. Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Dómhnaill, a former international race walker, finished in under four ... - Date : Mon, 25 Oct 2010 23:19:47 GMT+00:00
Ombudsman critical of Oireachtas - The Press Association Tweet this news
The Press Association--The Ombudsman has branded the -Oireachtas- a fundamentally weak, rubber-stamping institution. Emily O'Reilly has launched the stinging criticism after Fianna ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 01:51:55 GMT+00:00
Call for Ireland to push Iran on rights violations - Irish Times Tweet this news
Irish Times--FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: IRELAND MUST continue to push Iran on its human rights violations, the -Oireachtas- Committee on Foreign Affairs was told yesterday ... - Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 23:23:29 GMT+00:00
Lone parents live apart 'to claim payment' - IrishExaminer.com Tweet this news
IrishExaminer.com--The -Oireachtas- Committee on Social Protection published a report calling for laws doing away with the One Parent Family Allowance, which is paid to 88000 ... - Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 00:04:37 GMT+00:00
Regulator floats bank bondholder negotiation - Irish Times Tweet this news
Irish Times--Matthew Elderfield, head of financial regulation at the Central Bank, told an -Oireachtas- committee that a “liability management exercise” agreed by consent ... - Date : Wed, 06 Oct 2010 23:14:25 GMT+00:00
High Court reserves judgment on Callely case - RTE.ie Tweet this news
RTE.ie--Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O'Neill said the case had entered new territory as it is believed to be the first of its kind involving a member of the -Oireachtas-. ... - Date : Thu, 07 Oct 2010 16:02:16 GMT+00:00
The politician: Jimmy Deenihan - Irish Independent Tweet this news
Irish Independent--If they're not bitching at each other across the -Oireachtas- chamber, they're lazing about in the Dail bar, while the country goes down the toilet, right? ... - Date : Sat, 23 Oct 2010 08:55:49 GMT+00:00
Oireachtas rejects Lost at Sea findings - RTE.ie Tweet this news
RTE.ie--The -Oireachtas- Agriculture Committee has voted to reject the findings of the Ombudsman investigation into the Lost at Sea scheme. The -Oireachtas- Agriculture ... - Date : Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:23:05 GMT+00:00



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