The Dáil, Seanad and President

Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann is the lower house of the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament). This document describes how it operates, who can be elected as a TD, and outlines what is meant by Dáil privilege, PQs and dissolution of the Dáil.

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.

President of Ireland
The President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann) is the head of State. The President's role and functions are set out in the Constitution.

Legislation
This document describes how laws are made by the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament).

Private Members' Bills
Private Members' Bills are proposals for legislation initiated by members of the Dáil or Seanad.

President's Award - Gaisce
The President's Award is the President's National Challenge Award for young people in Ireland between the ages of 15 and 25. Find out how to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold Gaisce award.