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.

Nomination of candidates for membership of Dáil Éireann
To be nominated for membership of the Dáil, you may either nominate yourself or a Dáil elector may nominate you

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

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

Seanad elections
How elections to Seanad Éireann (the upper house of the Irish parliament) are made.

Nomination to the Seanad by the Taoiseach
How 11 members of the Seanad (the upper house of the Irish parliament) are nominated by the Taoiseach.

Seanad - the University Constituency
This document discusses the university graduates who can vote in Seanad elections.

Seanad - election of university candidates
How graduates of the Universities of Ireland can elect members of the Seanad.

Seanad panel elections
How elections are made to the five panels in the Seanad (the upper house of the Irish parliament).

Seanad panel bye-elections
How vacancies in Seanad sub-panels are filled by by-elections.