The Houses of the Oireachtas are run by the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and support is provided by the Houses of the Oireachtas Service.
The Houses of the Oireachtas Commission is the governing body of the Houses of the Oireachtas and the Oireachtas Service. See the members of the commission and find out about the audit committee.
The Houses of the Oireachtas Service provides the advice and support services that keep the Oireachtas working smoothly.
How Parliament is run
This chart illustrates the structures and responsibilities of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and the Houses of the Oireachtas Service.
Standing Orders of Dáil Éireann
The Standing Orders of the Dáil are the rules which govern the work of the Dáil. The Dáil’s Standing Orders were first adopted by Resolution of the Provisional Parliament of 11 September 1922. Since then, Standing Orders have been amended and modified by the Dáil. A new edition is published at the start of each Dáil term. If modifications are made during a Dáil term, a consolidated version of Standing Orders is provided for ease of reference.
Salient Rulings of the Chair
The Standing Orders do not form a complete code of the day-to-day procedure. They must be read in the context of how they have been applied or developed by the Chair over the years. The primary source for this is the Salient Rulings of the Chair. The Salient Rulings are not updated as frequently as Standing Orders.