Information about the most recent elections and bye-elections is available here, including results and full details of vote transfers.

All information is compiled from public notices and supplementary information supplied by returning officers. You can also find information about how elections are run and who takes part in Seanad elections.

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Seanad elections: Who's who

Martin Groves, Clerk of Seanad Éireann

Seanad elections: Who's who

The Returning Officer for Seanad elections is the Clerk of the Seanad.

The bodies entitled to nominate candidates for Seanad elections are listed in the Register of Nominating Bodies.

The electoral roll for each Seanad election is compiled after the dissolution of the Dáil. In a Seanad bye-election, only Members of Dáil and Seanad Éireann may vote.

Dáil elections

Thu, 28 Apr 2016

32nd Dáil General Election Results
32nd Dáil General Election – February 2016 - Election Results

Thu, 28 Apr 2016

General Election 2016 Count Details Schema (csv)
General Election 2016 Count Details Schema (csv) open data

Thu, 28 Apr 2016

General Election 2016 Count Details (csv)
General Election 2016 Count Details (csv)

Seanad elections

Wed, 24 Jul 2019

Register of Nominating Bodies (2019)
Register of Nominating Bodies as revised at the annual revision and signed by the Seanad Returning Officer in pursuance of section 19 of the Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act 1947, as amended by the Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act 1954.

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

Seanad bye-election 2018, count results – Oireachtas sub-panel
Results of the count in the Seanad Éireann bye-election 2018, agricultural panel – Oireachtas sub-panel, vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

Seanad bye-election 2018, count results – nominating bodies sub-panel
Results of the count in the Seanad Éireann bye-election 2018, agricultural panel – nominating bodies sub-panel, vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Denis Landy

When do general elections take place?

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When do general elections take place?

The Dáil must be dissolved and a general election held at least every five years. A Seanad election takes place up to 90 days after Dáil Éireann has dissolved. Irish elections use the proportional representation system.