National elections

Voting in a general election
Find out about what you need to do on the day of a general election and how to vote.

General elections
Who can run for office in a general election? How do you vote? What are the rules around campaigning and election posters? This document explains how general elections work in Ireland.

Presidential elections in Ireland
The President is elected directly by the people of Ireland. Read about who can vote, who can stand for election and how the process works.

Seanad
The Seanad is the upper house of the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament). This document describes how it is elected, who may run to become a senator, and its functions.
This document is in: Houses of the Oireachtas

Election expenses
Rules governing election expenses by political parties and candidates in Ireland.

Bye-elections
What is a bye-election and in what circumstances is a bye-election held?