National government

  • This document has information about how the Government of Ireland is formed and the roles of the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Attorney General.

  • There are 18 Departments of State. Information about each Department, how they are run and links to their websites.

  • The civil service in Ireland are the public officials who advise and assist Government Ministers in running their Departments.

  • The Attorney General is the legal adviser to the Irish Government. Outline of their role and functions.