The Irish Government
This document introduces the Government of Ireland.
The Government and Dáil Éireann (the lower house of the Irish parliament) have a close relationship. Description and explanation of this relationship.
The Taoiseach is the head of Government. Role and responsibilities of the Taoiseach are discussed.
The Tanaiste is the deputy Taoiseach.He or she acts in place of the Taoiseach if the Taoiseach is abroad or ill.
The Attorney General is the legal adviser to the Irish Government. Outline of their role and functions.
The Government Chief Whip is responsible for organising and
co-ordinating Government business in Dáil Éireann (the lower house of the Irish
This document describes the circumstances in which a coalition government can be set up and how it functions.
The Irish constitution sets out the membership of the Government. Explanation of these members and links to current Ministers.