Classes of Records held by the Houses of the Oireachtas

  • Official documents of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann and Committees thereof and private papers of Members, which are protected by Article 15 of the Constitution
  • Senior management (the Management Committee) and related committees of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service
  • Partnership Committee
  • Dáil and European elections
  • The administration of the public relations and information services of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service
  • The participation by the Service in the Strategic Management Initiative (SMI), including records relating to the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 & 2003, and the Public Service Management Acts 1997 & 2003
  • The administration of Members allowances and entitlements
  • The administration of the broadcasting and telecommunications function in the Service including procurement of equipment and services
  • The administration of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) function in the Service, including procurement of IT equipment and services, and administration of the Data Protection Act
  • The administration of the personnel function of the Service, including
    1.    personnel records and records relating to staff and industrial relations issues and
    2.    records of staff employed under the Scheme for Secretarial Assistance which are held for payroll purposes
  • The administration of the Training Unit including procurement of training services
  • The administration of the Procurement Function including
    1.    the acquisition of certain goods and services and the administration of schemes related thereto and
    2.    the operation and management of the Print Facility of the Houses of the Oireachtas
  • The financial administration, including internal audit, of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service
  • The administration of the Oireachtas Library and Research Service
  • The administration of health and safety matters for the Houses of the Oireachtas Service
  • The administration of the
    1.    Oireachtas Fitness Room and
    2.    Oireachtas Crèche
  • Records relating to accommodation, security and related facilities
  • The administration of the Ethics in Public Service Act, 1995, including records relating to Register of Interests of Members of Dáil and Seanad Éireann
  • Privileged legal advice
  • Oireachtas bars, shop and restaurants including records relating to staff employed, the administration and safety of premises and financial transactions
  • Records relating to meetings of the Commission and of committees of the Commission