Peter Finnegan appointed clerk of Dáil Éireann

Long serving Oireachtas official has been filling role on temporary basis for over a year

Long serving Oireachtas official Peter Finnegan has been appointed clerk of Dáil Éireann and secretary general of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service.

Long serving Oireachtas official Peter Finnegan has been appointed clerk of Dáil Éireann and secretary general of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service.

 

Long serving Oireachtas official Peter Finnegan has been appointed clerk of Dáil Éireann and secretary general of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service.

He has been serving as acting clerk for over a year. The clerk of the Dáil provides advice on parliamentary procedures and practices to the Ceann Comhairle and members of Dáil Éireann.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett said that on foot of a recommendation made by him to the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission, he was happy to offer his personal congratulations to Mr Finnegan.

The appointment follows a competitive process by the Top Level Appointments Commission (TLAC).

“Peter has a long history in public and parliamentary service, both within the Houses of the Oireachtas and beyond, and I have no doubt that his appointment will allow the Service to grow and develop under his strategic direction and during his time in office,” said Mr Barrett.