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.

Seanad bye-elections 2021

Bye-elections

Seanad bye-elections 2021

Bye-elections took place in April 2021 to fill two vacancies in the Seanad caused by the resignations of Senator Michael D’Arcy and Senator Elisha McCallion.

Dáil general election 2020

Results

Dáil general election 2020

See the full results of the 33rd Dáil general election count for each constituency plus analysis of the general election results.

Seanad general election 2020

Results

Seanad general election 2020

See the full results of the 26th Seanad general election plus analysis of the general election results.

Dáil elections

Thu, 28 May 2020

Dáil General Election 2020 Count Details Schema (csv)
Dáil General Election 2020 Count Details Schema (csv) open data

Thu, 28 May 2020

Dáil General Election 2020 Count Details (csv)
Dáil General Election 2020 Count Details (csv) open data

Thu, 28 May 2020

Dáil General Election 2020 Constituency Details Schema (csv)
Dáil General Election 2020 Constituency Details Schema (csv) open data

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.

Selection of the Ceann Comhairle

Results

Selection of the Ceann Comhairle

Find out about the selection of the Ceann Comhairle (chairperson) and the Leas-Cheann Comhairle (deputy chairperson) of the 33rd Dáil.

Seanad elections

Wed, 21 Apr 2021

Seanad bye-election 2021 count results | Industrial and commercial panel
Results of the count in the Seanad Éireann bye-election 2021, Industrial and commercial panel

Wed, 21 Apr 2021

Seanad bye-election 2021 count results | Agricultural panel
Results of the count in the Seanad Éireann bye-election 2021, Agricultural panel

Tue, 30 Mar 2021

Seanad bye-elections 2021 | List of candidates
Candidates to the Agricultural Panel and the Industrial and Commercial Panel for the Seanad Éireann bye-elections 2021

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.

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Seanad electoral process

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Seanad electoral process

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