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 general election 2020

Seanad

Seanad general election 2020

Get the full results of the 2020 Seanad general election.

Seanad elections

Fri, 3 Apr 2020

Seanad general election 2020 count results – Administrative panel
Results of the count in the Seanad Éireann general election 2020, administrative panel

Thu, 2 Apr 2020

Seanad general election 2020 count results – Industrial and commercial panel
Results of the count in the Seanad Éireann general election 2020, industrial and commercial

Wed, 1 Apr 2020

Seanad general election 2020 count results – Labour panel
Results of the count in the Seanad Éireann general election 2020, labour panel

Dáil general election 2020

Dáil general election 2020

This infographic visually profiles the results of the 2020 general election of 8 February 2020. It highlights constituency-level results on issues such as turnout, female representation and first preference votes.

Dáil elections

Thu, 20 Feb 2020

Selection of Ceann Comhairle of the 33rd Dáil - count results
Results of the secret ballot to select the Ceann Comhairle of the 33rd Dáil

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

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.

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.