The Oireachtas is 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.

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.

The consolidated version of the Dáil Standing Orders incorporates the Standing Orders of the most recent edition and any modifications made by the current Dáil. This consolidation has been produced for ease of reference and is not an official edition.

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.

The consolidated version of the Seanad Standing Orders incorporates the Standing Orders of the most recent edition and any modifications made by the current Seanad. This consolidation has been produced for ease of reference, and is not an official edition.