Dáil Éireann

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Dáil Éireann is the lawer hoose, an main chaumer, o the Oireachtas (Pairlament o Ireland), whilk includes the Preses o Ireland an Seanad Éireann (the upper hoose) forby. Hit haes 160 members, kent as Teachta Dála (plural Teachtaí Dála, abbreviated as TDs). TDs represent 39 constituencies an are electit direct-like least yinst ilka five year, by the single transferable vote (STV) teep o proportional representation. Hits pouers are similar tae thon o lawer hooses unner mony ither bicameral pairlamentary systems an hit's the dominant brainch o the Oireachtas. Subject tae limits imponed by the Constitution, hit haes the pouer tae pass ony laws hit wisses, an tae nominate an remuive the Taoiseach (Prime Minister). Syne 1922, hit haes met in Leinster Hoose in Dublin.