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Types of records held

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
    • personnel records and records relating to staff and industrial relations issues and
    • 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
    • the acquisition of certain goods and services and the administration of schemes related thereto and
    • 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
    • Oireachtas Fitness Room and
    • 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