12 teams, each plays the other three times - of which at least once home and once away - for a total of 33 games each, over 33 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored.
Qualification for UEFA competitions:
1 place: UEFA Champions League qualifiers
2-3 place: UEFA Europa League qualifiers
4 place: possible UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on FAI Cup outcome)
Relegation from the league:
10-12 place: relegated to First Division
Promotion to the league:
1 team from First Division