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Want to find out more about the other bodies that influence how Ireland is governed? We’ve compiled a selection of links to organisations that influence the policies and laws we all live by.

President of Ireland

Find out everything you wanted to know about the President of Ireland, from his constitutional role to the names of his dogs. You can also see the President’s latest diary dates and speeches, and learn about the former Presidents of Ireland.

Irish Statute Book

Get electronic copies of the Constitution, Acts of the Oireachtas and Statutory Instruments and track amendments to legislation. You can also access most of the pre-1922 legislation that is still in force.

Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

This Department is responsible for the law dealing with registration of electors and for conducting elections and referendums. It also supports local government. Get full information on how all our referenda and elections, local, national and European, are run, including constituency maps.

Looking for a Government service, website or information on your rights and entitlements? This portal provides a comprehensive list of Government websites and services and links to Citizens Information.

Office of the Attorney General

Find out about the Government’s legal adviser. The Office of the Attorney General contains the Advisory Counsel to the Attorney General, the Office of Parliamentary Counsel to the Government and the Chief State Solicitor's Office.

Department of the Taoiseach

The Department of the Taoiseach supports and advises the Taoiseach. It is involved in a range of areas such as developing and co-ordinating policy on economic and social development, Northern Ireland, and the European Union.

European Union

Get answers to all your questions about the EU’s institutions and bodies, countries, symbols, history, facts and figures. Learn about European law and find out about travelling, living, working and doing business in the EU.

European Commission

Learn about the executive of the European Union, its President and the Commissioners. Find out what the Commission’s priorities are and read about its policies and services.

European Parliament

The European Parliament is the only directly-elected body of the European Union. Discover how the 751 Members of the European Parliament represent the 500 million EU citizens and find out more about Ireland’s MEPs.