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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


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We aim to promote a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion and make it part of everything we do.

Embracing EDI benefits us all by giving us opportunities for creativity and innovation and encouraging us to think about new ways of doing things. It brings the Houses of the Oireachtas Service more closely in line with Irish society as a whole.

OWL programme

The Oireachtas Work Learning (OWL) programme is an applied learning, development and socialisation programme for young adults with an intellectual disability.

Irish Sign Language (ISL)

We aim to promote and improve access with Irish Sign Language (ISL) to the Houses of the Oireachtas.

TY work experience

TY experience

TY work experience

We run a popular transition year work experience programme. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we offered a virtual TY programme in spring 2021.

Key people in our work towards equality, diversity and inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) officer
Access officer
Disability liaison officer (DLO)
Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreters
Oireachtas TV access liaison officer

Contact us

Human Resources Unit

Leinster House

Kildare Street


D02 XR20

Equality, diversity and inclusion officer

Roisin Deery

(01) 618 3034

Access officer


Michael O'Brien

(01) 618 4556