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Local Authority Members

The electorate for the Seanad consists of the following groupings:

Incoming Members of Dáil Eireann

Outgoing members of Seanad Eireann

Elected Members of the 31 Local Authorities (City and County Councillors)

To assist councillors in their reserved functions of the local authority by raising questions indirectly  or directly with government ministers on issues such as:

  • Decisions about annual budgets
  • Housing policy
  • Environmental protection policies


To provide backup information to assist councillors as they require when considering bye-laws and regulations in areas such as

  • Parking zones and parking fines
  • Litter control
  • The control of horses and dogs


To monitor legislation and its possible impact on the functions of local authorities.