President - Convening the Oireachtas

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The President can convene a meeting of either or both Houses of the Oireachtas. Before doing so, the President must first consult with the Council of State.

The President's power to convene a meeting of either or both Houses of the Oireachtas has never been exercised. It might be used in an emergency situation.

At the meeting of either or both Houses of the Oireachtas, the President may communicate a message or address on any matter of national or public importance. The message or address must first be approved by the Government.

Page edited: 12 May 2015