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.
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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.
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:
Houses of the Oireachtas
Leinster House, Kildare St
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.
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