The Ceann Comhairle and Leas-Cheann Comhairle of the 33rd Dáil inside the Convention Centre Dublin

Deputy Catherine Connolly has been elected Leas-Cheann Comhairle of the 33rd Dáil.

Deputy Connolly is the first woman to hold office as Ceann Comhairle or Leas-Cheann Comhairle in Dáil Éireann.

The Deputy was elected as the candidate in a secret ballot. The other nominee was Deputy Fergus O’Dowd. Deputy Connolly’s election was then approved by Dáil Éireann.

Find out more about the role of the Leas-Cheann Comhairle

Find out more about the selection of the Leas-Cheann Comhairle