Role of Minister of State (Chief Whip)


The Government Chief Whip is one of the Ministers of State assigned to the Department of the Taoiseach. The main responsibilities of the Chief Whip include:

  • Attendance at Government meetings;
  • Preparation of a weekly brief for the Taoiseach on legislation in preparation;
  • Scheduling and monitoring of Dáil business;
  • Operation of the pairing system;
  • Leinster House accommodation for political parties; and
  • Chairing the Legislation Committee.