League of Ireland First Division
|Number of teams||12 (from 2012)|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Domestic cup(s)||FAI Cup
President's Cup (FAI Cup Winners)
|League cup(s)||League of Ireland Cup|
|International cup(s)||UEFA Europa League (FAI Cup Winners)|
|Current champions||Wexford Youths (1st title)
|Most championships||Drogheda United (4)|
The League of Ireland First Division (Irish: Céad Roinn Sraith na hÉireann) is the second level division of the Republic of Ireland football league system. The division was formed in 1985 as a result of the decision to split the League of Ireland into two divisions. This also created the League of Ireland Premier Division. In 2009, the FAI rejected proposals from clubs to remove the division and restore the League of Ireland to its original structure.
a: Resigned from the league at the end of the season.
b: Expelled from the league due to financial reasons before the season started.
c: Taken over and merged with St Patrick's Athletic before the start of the season.
d: Merged with Galway FA and GUST to form Galway FC at the end of the season.