Fast Facts About Irish Politics from admin's blog

Proper Name: Ireland

    Freedom: Free-state because 1921. Automated liberty 1949.

    Capital City: Dublin

    Counties: 26 counties that include: Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow

    Head-of-state : President, now Micheal D. Higgins

    Current Government: Fine Gael/Labour coalition

    Head of Government (Taoiseach): Currently Enda Kenny (Fine Gael)

    National Holiday: St Patrick's Day, March 17th.

    National Emblem: The harp (not the shamrock!)

    Flag: The tri-colour; green, orange and white. 

The Way Ireland is Governed

Ireland is a republic, with a Parliament (called the Oireachtas) democratically chosen by proportional representation. There's universal suffrage -- citizens aged 18 have the privilege to vote.

Political Parties

There are four main political parties in Ireland which can be: Fianna Fail, Nice Gael, Labour along with Sinn Fein. There are a number of smaller parties and groupings in addition to independent politicians that are members of no party.

While at some of those parties resist being thought as the right or left wing, it might possibly be widely stated that the Labour Party and Sinn Fein lean in various amounts to the left, Finn Gael leans into the proper along with Fianna Fail is center right. A few of the parties will probably quibble on this!

The Parliament (or Oireachtas)

You will find just two homes of the Oireachtas:

    The Dáil: chief legislative body whose members have been chosen by popular vote

    The Seanad (or Senate): to that members have been appointed by government, chosen by the neighborhood representative or chosen at 2 university constituencies by which graduates have the privilege to vote. The Senate can debate openly and indicate alterations however, it's no right of veto. 

Single-party Parliamentary majorities are infrequent, together with all power usually shared with members of 2 or more political parties, now Fine Gael and the Labour Party.

The Taoiseach

The most crucial political role is the Taoiseach (Prime Minister), who's chosen by the Dáil and therefore will always function as the best choice of their political party with the biggest amount of associates at the Dáil.

The present Taoiseach is currently Enda Kenny of the Fine Gael party.

The Cabinet

Even the Taoiseach appoints some Ministers that have per everyday responsibility for a variety of sections of Authorities such as Health, Education, Foreign Affairs and so forth. With all the Taoiseach, these ministers form the Cabinet. The Cabinet is primarily accountable for conducting of the nation.

The President

Ireland also elects a presidentwho has no administrative duties nevertheless has defined roles in the event the us federal government is for whatever reason not able to regulate and in most situations where she or he considers legislation passed by the Houses of the Oireachtas is unconstitutional.

The existing, popular and very miniature, President is Michael D. Higgins.

Ireland's Electoral System

Ireland elects its administration working with a system of ideology, with one transferable vote.

Essentially what this means is that as opposed to simply putting an x with you chosen candidate, Republicans number 1, 3, 2, and so forth as a way of preference.

There are between five and 3 candidates chosen in each constituency, based upon its size.

This combination of multiseat constituencies and Unusual votes gets the whole electoral process very interesting to watch, but furthermore, ensures that voters using greater minority perspectives endure a fantastic likelihood of watching somebody that reflects their perspectives chosen.

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