Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with's election centre

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.


WITH THE GENERAL election date set for 8 February, general election 2020 database will be your port of call for information on each candidate. 

The database is available on all platforms and serves as an informative, detailed guide to all of the general election candidates and parties. 

The database contains pictures, biographies, contact details and the social media profiles of over 400 candidates from the 39 constituencies around the country. 

The candidates can be searched by constituency or through their party page. 

If you notice any missing candidates, please contact us below and we will add them to the list. 

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Over the coming days, we will be updating each candidate’s profile to include a series of answers to three key questions. 

These are:

  1. Why should someone vote for you?
  2. What is your number one priority for your constituency?
  3. What one thing would you like to do in your first 100 days of the new Dáil if elected?

You will soon have the opportunity to read their answers and decide for yourself if they are a suitable candidate for your area. 

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This database is just one part of’s extensive general election coverage. We are reporting the latest breaking news, analysis and factchecks, along with features from your hometown and the perspectives of less heard voices.

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Our reporters are visiting towns and villages around the country to hear from voters about the issues that matter in their area. 

We are sending a regular email newsletter roundup with the latest updates on the campaign and tidbits of key information in the run up to the election. 

Journalist Lise Hand is casting her analytical eye to events over the weeks of campaigning in a series of columns. You can read her work here.

The Explainer podcast will also be coming to you with a live audience recording on 5 February. Listen wherever you get your podcasts for more details.  

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