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National Parliament
Coat of arms or logo
Houses Dáil Éireann (32nd)
Seanad Éireann (25th)
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
Seats 218 members
  • 158 TDs
  • 60 Senators
Current Dáil Éireann composition.svg
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)
Current Seanad Éireann composition.svg
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)
Single transferable vote
Indirect election
last election
26 February 2016
last election
26 April 2016
Meeting place
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

See also

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