Houses of the Oireachtas
Dáil Éireann is the lower house of the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament). This document describes how it operates, who can be elected as a TD, and outlines what is meant by Dáil privilege, PQs and dissolution of the Dáil.
This document describes the role and responsibilities of the Ceann Comhairle, who is the chairperson of Dáil Eireann.
This document describes the privileges of members of Dáil Eireann and Seanad Eireann - the two houses of the Oireachtas(the Irish parliament).
Members of parliament (TDs) can put oral and written questions to the Taoiseach and government ministers.
The work of a TD (Teachta Dála) is varied and involves attending meetings, researching and examining proposed legislation and participating in Government committees.
This document describes the eligibility criteria in order to qualify for membership of Dáil Eireann (house of the Irish parliament).
How to register a political party in Ireland.
This document describes the circumstances in which Dáil Éireann (lower house of the Irish parliament) can be dissolved.
This document describes how laws are made by the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament).
Private Members' Bills are proposals for legislation initiated by members of the Dáil or Seanad.
The Seanad is the upper house of the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament). This document describes how it is elected, who may run to become a senator, and its functions.
The main function of Seanad Eireann is in relation to legislation. What role does the Seanad have and what are its powers?
The Cathaoirleach (or chairperson) of the Seanad has a number of powers and responsibilities.
How candidates for the five panels that are formed in the
Seanad in advance of general elections in Ireland are