Dáil Éireann is the lower house, and principal chamber, of the Oireachtas , which also includes the President of Ireland and Seanad Éireann .Article 15.1.2º of the Constitution of Ireland reads: "The Oireachtas shall consist of the President and two Houses, viz.: a House of Representatives to be called Dáil Éireann and a Senate to be called Seanad Éireann." It consists of 160 members, known as . TDs represent 39 constituencies and are directly elected at least once every five years, by the single transferable vote form of proportional representation. Its powers are similar to those of lower houses under many other bicameral parliamentary systems and it is by far the dominant branch of the Oireachtas. Wikipedia*
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Irish Dail has hosted 68 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1991 Foreign Legislature. The year with the most events was 1993 with eight events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2019 with an average of 528 views per video. Most appearances with Bertie Ahern (25), John Bruton (22), Dick Spring (15). Most common tags: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Religious Issues.