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Oireachtas
National Parliament
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type Bicameral
Houses Dáil Éireann (32nd)
Seanad Éireann (25th)
Leadership
President Michael D. Higgins
since 27 October 2011
Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann Seán Ó Fearghaíl, (FF)
since 10 March 2016
Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann Denis O'Donovan, (FF)
since 8 June 2016
Structure
Members

218 members

  • 158 TDs
  • 60 Senators
Political groups
Government (56)
      Fine Gael (49)
      Independent Alliance (4)
      Independent (3)
Confidence and supply (44)
      Fianna Fáil (44)
Other opposition (57)
      Sinn Féin (21)
      Labour Party (7)
      Solidarity–PBP (6)
      I4C (3)
      Green Party (2)
      Social Democrats (2)
      Aontú (1)
      Independent (15)
Ceann Comhairle
      Seán Ó Fearghaíl (1)
Political groups
Government (20)
      Fine Gael (20)
Confidence and supply (13)
      Fianna Fáil (13)
Opposition (27)
      Sinn Féin (6)
      Labour Party (4)
      Green Party (1)
      Human Dignity Alliance (1)
      Independent (15)
Elections
Voting system Single transferable vote
Voting system Indirect election
Last election 26 February 2016
Last election 26 April 2016
Meeting place
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Leinster House, Dublin

The Oireachtas is the national parliament of Ireland.

There are three parts of the Oireachtas:

Only the Irish names are used, never the English


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