Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann

Two Houses

Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann

The Members of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Houses of the Oireachtas, are elected by the people of Ireland. The current Dáil has 160 Members who represent 39 constituencies.

There are 60 Members of Seanad Éireann, the upper house, and they are elected to five vocational panels and two university panels, or they are nominated by the Taoiseach.

Leas-Cheann Comhairle

Leas-Cheann Comhairle

Cathaoirleach

Cathaoirleach

Leas-Chathaoirleach

Leas-Chathaoirleach

Who are the Government Ministers?

You can see a list of Government Ministers and Ministers of State on the Department of the Taoiseach website.

What constituency am I in?

To see detailed maps of the Dáil electoral constituencies, visit the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government website.

Register of Members' Interests

Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas are required to make an annual statement of interests. This outlines any company directorships they hold, properties they own and gifts they have received.

Salaries and allowances

Members of the Oireachtas are paid a basic salary plus a salaried allowance based on any additional positions they hold. They can also claim the Parliamentary Standard Allowance and other allowances.

Contacting a current Member

The postal and email addresses for current TDs and Senators are as follows: 

<Member's name>
Houses of the Oireachtas
Leinster House, Kildare St
Dublin 2
D02 XR20
<firstname>.<surname>@oireachtas.ie

Members' contact details

Download the full contact details of all current TDs and the outoing Senators of the 25th Seanad.

The email accounts of the outgoing Senators will remain in place until 10 May 2020.

Chamber seating plans

Download the Dáil and Seanad Chamber seating plans for the purpose of electronic voting.

The seating plan for the 33rd Dáil will be published here when it becomes available.

Register of political parties

Political parties must be registered in order for their party names to be added to ballot papers in elections. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties, Leinster House, Dublin 2.

(01) 618 3438 clerk@oireachtas.ie

Women's Caucus

The Irish Women's Parliamentary Caucus is a cross-party forum for Irish women parliamentarians to discuss and campaign on issues predominantly affecting women.

Constituency dashboards

Constituency dashboards provide an interactive online visualisation of Census 2016 data for each Dáil constituency. They are a great way to get the information you need about your constituency.

Members' area

For Members

Members' area

Connect to the Houses of the Oireachtas internal network.