At stake in this election:
- 159 seats in Dáil Éireann (House of Representatives)
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: President Michael D. HIGGINS (since 14 June 2017)
- Head of Government: Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo VARADKAR (since March 2011)
- Assembly: Ireland has a bicameral Parliament (Oireachtas) that consists of the Senate (Seanad Éireann) with 60 seats and the Parliament (Dail Éireann) with 166 seats.
Description of electoral system:
- All 158 members of Dail Éireann are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by single-transferable vote to 5-year terms. The district magnitude of constituencies ranges from 3 to 5.