A bullying and sexual harassment survey is to be carried out in Leinster House early next year.

The survey, which has been agreed by the Oireachtas Commission, was requested by the Oireachtas Women's Caucus.

It will survey working conditions in Leinster House including harassment, bullying, sexism, and sexual harassment.

The independent confidential survey will include all workers, including members of the media.

A similar survey carried out in Westminster revealed that 1 in 5 workers in the Houses of Parliament in London had experienced sexual harassment.

The Chair of the Oireachtas Women's Caucus Catherine Martin the Oireachtas Commission's decision to agree to the survey, which she said has been has been a priority for the Oireachtas Women's Parliamentary Caucus.

The Irish Women's Parliamentary Caucus was established in 2017.

It is a cross-party forum for Irish women parliamentarians to discuss and campaign on issues predominantly affecting women.