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The Houses of the Oireachtas Service - Administration

 The Houses of the Oireachtas Service is the office of the public service which provides administrative services to the Houses of the Oireachtas. There are approximately 378 full time equivalent civil servants of the State. The terms and conditions of their employment are set down in the general civil service statutory code together with the Staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Act 1959 and the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission Acts, 2003, 2006 and 2009.

The Secretary General is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Service and is assisted in this regard by two Assistant Secretaries who have responsibility for the following areas:

Assistant Secretary, Corporate and Members Services:

  • Members’ & International Services
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Services
  • Superintendent of the Houses 
  • ICT
  • Parliamentary Legal Advisor
  • Project sponsor of the Organisation Development programme

Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary Services:

  • House Services
  • Committees
  • Communications, Broadcasting and Publications
  • Library & Research Service
  • Rannóg an Aistriúcháin
  • National Parliament Representation inBrussels
  • The duties of Clerk-Assistant of Dáil Éireann pending modernisation of the provisions of the Staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Act 1959.

The Clerk of the Seanad is responsible for Seanad operations.

View the Organisation Chart of The Houses of the Oireachtas Service

View the Management Advisory Committee structure