The idea behind the site is simple. It's about holding those who represent you accountable, and reaching out to them when you need help. In Ireland, people are represented at multiple levels. TDs in the Dáil; councillors at city and county level; MEPs in Europe. Who Is My TD aggregates all of their contact details in one place - so that when you need to talk to them, the details are right there - just a click away. And you should contact them when you need help, because don't forget - you pay them, so might as well call them if you need them.
WhoIsMyTD is run by a group of volunteers interested in using technology to improve citizen's interactions with their represenatives. It is not affiliated with any Government Department or other publicly funded bodies.
There is no officially maintained central list of representatives, so our data is pulled together manually from the various official sources. Whilst we're confident of the accuracy, we do not accept any responsibilty for mistakes.
That's no problem, we want the information to be as accurate as possible and we'll be happy to update our system. On each listing, there's a "Correct a mistake" link. Just click on that and you'll be brought to a form when you can provide amended details.
As long as you follow the terms of the license, which is Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, you're free to use the information on the site however you wish. Having said that, We don't provide copies of our entire database. You need to collate the information manually.
"Who is my TD" is powered by Pobal. Pobal is open source software that allows people to build searchable lists of elected representatives in their countries. It would also work well for organisations like Trade Unions etc.