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Oireachtas

the Parliament of the Republic of Ireland, set up by the 1937 Constitution and comprising the President, a lower house (DAIL EIREANN) and upper house (SEANAD EIREANN).
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Drawing from many sections of society it advises Government on the problems of racism and encourages action to understand and celebrate cultural diversity.The Equal Status Bill is new legislation currently before the Houses of the Oireachtas.
A special joint sitting of both houses of the Oireachtas took place in the Round Room of Dublin's Mansion House where the first parliament sat on January 21, 1919.
The deputies Eireann's e ed The Houses of the Oireachtas paid Dublin-based firm Inspire Fitness more than [euro]36,000 to staff the centre with gym instructors and personal trainers.
Chief executive Brian Kavanagh was before the joint-committee of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food at the Houses of the Oireachtas when quizzed about the role and operations of HRI.
The Houses of the Oireachtas press office told the Irish Mirror some senators have been back at work this week attending joint Oireachtas committees with TDs.
"We see this as a signal from the Government that it is ready to address the disgracefully low level of representation by women in the Houses of the Oireachtas, a project which is central to our current work.
"I can forgive it not being ready before the next session, but it must be published and gone through both Houses of the Oireachtas, and a clear revenue stream resolved, before the commencement of 2011.
The lessons, which will be held in Leinster House, will also be available to other staff working in the Houses of the Oireachtas.
Neilan said he was heartened by a recent cross-party meeting of members of the houses of the Oireachtas [Irish Parliament], where "there was unanimous support for our industry."