noun (plural Teachtai /-ti/)
(In the Republic of Ireland) a member of the Dáil or lower house of Parliament.
- In collaboration with Teachtai Dála and Senators of all parties and none, I have successfully achieved amendments to Bills in both Houses of the Oireachtas.
- Martin Cullen is a Teachta Dála for Waterford and is currently the Minister for Transport.
- The 166 members of the Dáil are known as Teachtai Dála or TDs and are elected from multi-seat constituencies using the PR-STV system.
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