Ireland

House of Representatives

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget
Other

Notes: Houses of the Oireachtas Commission Act 2003

Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
Parliament and the Executive together

Notes: A new budget is set every three years following negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The budget is approved at the political level by the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and the amending legislation is then passed by both Houses.

Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
The amount of the budget is agreed between Parliament and the Executive
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
National currency
Euro (EUR)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
0.78
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
139,280,000 EUR
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
173,848,789
(2022)
Offices included in the parliamentary budget
No information available
There is a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament
No
(2022)
State budget, per year
87,600,000,000 EUR
(2022)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
0.002
(2022)

Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government
Yes
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff
Yes
There is one or more gender equality policy that applies to the parliamentary administration
No
Links to gender equality policies
No information available
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
674
(2022)
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
Yes

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
The Speaker
Chamber/Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
No
Length of term of the Secretary General
No fixed term
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Parliamentary staff

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No