ACTS OF THE OIREACHTAS
|ACTS OF THE OIREACHTAS
The Oireachtas is the Parliament of the Republic of Ireland. It consists of the President (Úachtarán na hÉireann), Seanad Éireann (Upper House: the Senate), and Dáil Éireann (the Lower House). Under the Constitution of Ireland of 1937, Article 16, the Dáil is elected, and in turn it elects the Taoiseach (Prime Minister). Under Article 20 of the Constitution Bills may be initiated in either House, but usually are introduced first in Dáil Éireann; money Bills must be initiated in Dáil Éireann. When it has been passed by both Houses and signed by the President, a Bill becomes an Act of the Oireachtas (Article 25 of the Constitution ). The Act may state the date on which it is to come into operation, if that is not to be immediately on being signed. There is under the Constitution a presumption that an Act of the Oireachtas is in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. See Constitution of Ireland , case law .
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