Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann

Two Houses

Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann

There are 158 members of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Houses of the Oireachtas, all of whom are elected by the people of Ireland. There are 60 members of Seanad Éireann, the upper house, and they are elected by panels, university graduates or they are nominated by the Taoiseach. New parliamentary terms for both houses commenced in 2016. There have been 32 Dáil and 25 Seanad terms since the foundation of the State.

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

Members' contact details

Download the full contact details of all current TDs and Senators.


Chamber seating plans

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

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

Connect to the Houses of the Oireachtas internal network or check your Houses of the Oireachtas email.