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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.

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Forum on Parliamentary Privilege

Recently established by the Ceann Comhairle, the Forum on Parliamentary Privilege is examining issues surrounding the Constitutional right to freedom of debate and will offer advice and recommendations to the Ceann Comhairle which will be brought to the Committee on Procedure of Dáil Éireann

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. Full details of these salaries and allowances are available to the public here.

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 Senators.