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1
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What is democracy?

A

When citizens vote to elect people to represent them in governement

2
Q

What oĆ­s the constitution of Ireland called?

A

Bunreacht na hEireann

3
Q

What must be held to change the constitution?

A

Referendum

4
Q

What does the Irish government consist of?

A

The president
The Dail
The Seanad

5
Q

How long is the term of the president?

A

7 years

6
Q

Where does the president live?

A

Aras an Uachtaran, Phoenix Park

7
Q

Where do the Dail and Seanad sit?

A

Leinster House

8
Q

How many TDs are elected to the Dail?

A

158

9
Q

How many constituencies are there?

A

40

10
Q

Who is in charged of keeping order in the Dail?

Who is it?

A

Ceann Comhairle

Sean O Fearghail

11
Q

How many senators are there?

A

60

12
Q

How is new government elected?

A

General Election

13
Q

What is it called when two parties form a government together?

A

Coalition

14
Q

What is the chief legal adviser to the government called?

A

The Attorney General

15
Q

What is the civil service?

A

Advise government on policy

Responsible for day to day running of government departments

16
Q

What is a person running for election called?

A

Candidate

17
Q

What is necessary to be able to vote?

A

Be over 18

Be on the electoral registor

18
Q

Where do you go to vote?

A

Polling station

19
Q

What do you write your vote on?

A

Ballot paper

20
Q

What is the system of voting in Ireland called?

A

Proportional representation

21
Q

What is the minimum number of votes a candidate must receive to be elected called?

A

Quota

22
Q

Who supervises the counting of votes?

A

Returning officer

23
Q

What is a spoiled vote?

A

A vote that cannot be counted because it has been filled out incorrectly or defaced