Last year the Oireachtas Library digitised over 80000 publications dealing with all areas of State policy and activity since 1922 and in some cases earlier. These are now completely accessible in fulltext through the L&RS Catalogue provided by the Oireachtas Library and Research Service. A historical collection of 19th century documents has also been created. The Documents Laid collection specifically covers documents that were laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas:
- Documents relating to matters likely to be the subject of subsequent legislation
- Documents regarded for other reasons as necessary or of advantage to members of the Dáil/Seanad in connection with the discharge of their duties as such members.
- This covers Departmental Annual Reports, Expenditure and Statistics, Commission Reports etc.
Just to note that the Library will have many of these Official reports in print. Our Official Publications page has more information about our holdings.