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.

Houses of the Oireachtas Commission

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.

Houses of the Oireachtas Service

The Houses of the Oireachtas Service provides the advice and support services that keep the Oireachtas working smoothly.

Regulation of Lobbying Act

Certain public servants employed by the Houses of the Oireachtas Service are prescribed as designated public officials for the purposes of section 6(1)(f) of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

How Parliament is run

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.

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.

Standing Orders of Seanad Éireann

The Standing Orders of the Seanad are the rules which govern the work of the Seanad. The Seanad may amend and modify its Standing Orders.