Members of the 31st Dáil
This is a list of the members who were elected to the 31st Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 2011 general election on 25 February 2011 and met at midday on 9 March 2011. Almost half of the members of the 30th Dáil were absent from the 31st: 31 members retired before the poll and a further 45 sitting TDs lost their seats at the election. 76 new TDs were elected to the Dáil, 46% of the total.
Composition of the 31st Dáil
|Party||Feb. 2011[na 1]||Jan. 2014[na 2]|
|•||Fine Gael||76||69[na 3]|
|Fianna Fáil||19[na 4]||20|
|People Before Profit Alliance[nb 1]||2||1|
|Socialist Party[nb 1]||2||1|
|Workers and Unemployed Action Group[nb 1]||1||1|
Government coalition parties denoted with bullets (•)
- February 2011 column refers to the state of parties after the 2011 general election.
- January 2014 column refers to the state of parties after Peadar Tóibín re-joined Sinn Féin.
- Seán Barrett was elected as Ceann Comhairle, and so is not counted as a member of the Fine Gael parliamentary party.
- Fianna Fáil's total at the 2011 general election does not include the outgoing Ceann Comhairle Séamus Kirk, who was re-elected automatically.
- Includes Clare Daly, who affiliates herself with United Left Alliance
Diagram of party strengths in the 31st Dáil.
- Note that this is not the official seating plan.
TDs by party
This is a list of TDs elected to Dáil Éireann in the 2011 general election, sorted by party.
TDs by constituency
The list is given in alphabetical order by constituency.
|9 March 2011||Louth||Fianna Fáil||Ceann Comhairle||Séamus Kirk stands down as Ceann Comhairle|
|9 March 2011||Dún Laoghaire||Ceann Comhairle||Fine Gael||Seán Barrett is elected Ceann Comhairle|
|10 June 2011||Dublin West||Fianna Fáil||Death of Brian Lenihan|
|7 July 2011||Roscommon–South Leitrim||Independent||Fine Gael||Denis Naughten loses the Fine Gael party whip for opposing closure of Roscommon County Hospital emergency department.|
|29 October 2011||Dublin West||Labour Party||Patrick Nulty takes the seat vacated by the death of Brian Lenihan.|
|15 November 2011||Longford–Westmeath||Independent||Labour Party||Willie Penrose resigns the Labour Party whip over the closure of an army barracks.|
|1 December 2011||Dublin North–East||Independent||Labour Party||Tommy Broughan loses the Labour Party whip after voting against the Government on a vote relating to the Bank Guarantee Scheme.|
|6 December 2011||Dublin West||Independent||Labour Party||Patrick Nulty loses the Labour Party whip after voting against the VAT increase in the 2012 budget.|
|31 August 2012||Dublin North||Independent||Socialist Party||Clare Daly resigns from the Socialist Party.|
|26 September 2012||Dublin North–West||Independent||Labour Party||Róisín Shortall resigns as Minister of State for Primary Care and the Labour Party whip.|
|13 December 2012||Galway East||Independent||Labour Party||Colm Keaveney loses the Labour Party whip after voting against part of the 2013 budget.|
|21 December 2012||Meath East||Fine Gael||Death of Shane McEntee|
|27 March 2013||Meath East||Fine Gael||Helen McEntee takes the seat vacated by the death of Shane McEntee.|
|2 July 2013||Dublin South||Independent||Fine Gael||Peter Mathews loses the Fine Gael party whip for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.|
|2 July 2013||Wicklow||Independent||Fine Gael||Billy Timmins loses the Fine Gael party whip for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.|
|2 July 2013||Galway West||Independent||Fine Gael||Brian Walsh loses the Fine Gael party whip for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.|
|2 July 2013||Dublin North–East||Independent||Fine Gael||Terence Flanagan loses the Fine Gael party whip for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.|
|11 July 2013||Dublin South–East||Independent||Fine Gael||Lucinda Creighton loses the Fine Gael party whip for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.|
|12 July 2013||Meath West||Independent||Sinn Féin||Peadar Tóibín is suspended from the Sinn Féin parliamentary party for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.|
|7 October 2013||Longford–Westmeath||Labour Party||Independent||Willie Penrose rejoins the parliamentary Labour Party.|
|3 December 2013||Galway East||Fianna Fáil||Independent||Colm Keaveney joins Fianna Fáil.|
|12 January 2014||Meath West||Sinn Féin||Independent||Peadar Tóibín re-joins the Sinn Féin parliamentary party after a six month suspension for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.|
- Government of the 31st Dáil
- Ministers of State of the 31st Dáil
- Members of the 24th Seanad
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of Ireland
- Members of the Socialist Party, the People Before Profit Alliance and the Workers and Unemployed Action Group campaigned together under the banner of the United Left Alliance (ULA), but only their individual party names appeared on the ballot paper.
- TD who was elected for the first time at the 2011 general election.
- "Final Day of 30th Dáil". RTÉ News. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
- "Election 2011 Results: National Summary". RTÉ News. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
- "Electoral Act, 1992 sec.36: Re-election of outgoing Chairman of Dáil.". Irish Statute Book. Government of Ireland. 5 November 1992. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
- "Brian Lenihan remembered as a politician of integrity". The Irish Times. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
- "Naughten loses Fine Gael whip". The Irish Times. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
- "Patrick Nulty secures Dublin West seat". RTÉ News. 29 October 2011.
- Cullen, Paul; Minihan, Mary (16 November 2011). "Minister's resignation increases fears over budget cuts". The Irish Times.
- "Strike three: Broughan finds himself back outside the tent". Irish Independent. 3 December 2011.
- O'Halloran, Marie; O'Regan, Michael (6 December 2011). "Labour TD votes against Vat measure". The Irish Times.
- "Clare Daly resigns from the Socialist Party". RTÉ News. 1 September 2012.
- "Roisin Shortall resigns as junior health minister". RTÉ News. 26 September 2012.
- "Labour chairman Keaveney votes against Government". The Irish Times. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
- "Minister of State Shane McEntee dies suddenly". The Irish Times. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
- "Helen McEntee wins Meath East by-election after third count". RTÉ News. 28 March 2013.
- "Abortion law moves one step closer". Irish Independent. 2 July 2013.
- "Creighton votes against Govt in abortion debate". RTÉ News. 11 July 2013.
- "Peadar Toibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months". TheJournal.ie. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
- "Penrose welcomed ‘back into Labour fold’ by Gilmore". TheJournal.ie. 7 October 2013.
- "Former Labour Party chairman Colm Keaveney joins Fianna Fáil". RTÉ News. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.