Rep. of Ireland

Parliamentary Republic
Population: 4.7 million
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Head of state
Michael Higgins (president)

Head of government
Enda Kenny (taoiseach)

Governing party
Fine Gael, with Labour Party

Presidential elections
Last: October 2004
Next: October 2011

Parliamentary elections
Last: February 2011
Next: April 2016 (latest possible)

Current Dáil Éireann (166 total seats)
Fine Gael (74)
Labour Party (37)
Fianna Fáil (19)
Sinn Féin (14)
Others (22)

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