Government of the 16th Dáil

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The 16th Dáil (20 March 1957 – 15 September 1961) was elected at the 1957 general election on 5 March 1957 and first met on 20 March when the 8th Government of Ireland was appointed. The 16th Dáil lasted for 1,674 days.

8th Government of Ireland[edit]

Government of the 16th Dáil
8th Government of Ireland
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Date formed 20 March 1957
Date dissolved 23 June 1959
People and organizations
Head of government Éamon de Valera
Deputy head of government Seán Lemass
Head of state Seán T. O'Kelly
Total number of ministers 13
Member party Fianna Fáil
Status in legislature Majority Government
Opposition leader John A. Costello (Fine Gael)
History
Election(s) 1957 general election
Legislature term(s) 16th Dáil
Previous 7th Government of Ireland
Successor 9th Government of Ireland

The 8th Government of Ireland (20 March 1957 – 23 June 1959) was formed by the Fianna Fáil party.[1]

Office Name Term
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera 1957–59
Tánaiste Seán Lemass 1957–59
Minister for Industry and Commerce
Minister for Agriculture Frank Aiken 1957
Minister for External Affairs 1957–59
Minister for Defence Kevin Boland 1957–59
Minister for Education Jack Lynch 1957–59
Minister for the Gaeltacht 1957
Minister for Finance James Ryan 1957–59
Minister for Health Seán MacEntee 1957–59
Minister for Justice Oscar Traynor 1957–59
Minister for Lands Erskine H. Childers 1957–59
Minister for Local Government Paddy Smith 1957
Minister for Social Welfare 1957
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Neil Blaney 1957

Changes 16 May 1957[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Agriculture Seán Moylan 1957

Changes 26 June 1957[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for the Gaeltacht Micheál Ó Móráin 1957–59

Changes 16 November 1957[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Agriculture Frank Aiken (acting)

Changes 27 November 1957[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Agriculture Paddy Smith 1957–59
Minister for Local Government Neil Blaney 1957–59
Minister for Social Welfare Seán MacEntee 1957–59

Changes 4 December 1957[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs John Ormonde 1957–59

9th Government of Ireland[edit]

Government of the 16th Dáil
9th Government of Ireland
Date formed 23 June 1959
Date dissolved 11 November 1961
People and organizations
Head of government Seán Lemass
Deputy head of government Seán MacEntee
Head of state Éamon de Valera
Total number of ministers 14
Member party Fianna Fáil
Status in legislature Majority Government
Opposition leader James Dillon (Fine Gael)
History
Legislature term(s) 16th Dáil
Previous 8th Government of Ireland
Successor 10th Government of Ireland

The 9th Government of Ireland (23 June 1959 – 11 November 1961) was formed by the Fianna Fáil party with Seán Lemass as Taoiseach following the resignation of Éamon de Valera.[1]

Office Name Term
Taoiseach Seán Lemass 1959–61
Tánaiste Seán MacEntee 1959–61
Minister for Health
Minister for Social Welfare
Minister for Agriculture Paddy Smith 1959–61
Minister for Defence Kevin Boland 1959–61
Minister for Education Patrick Hillery 1959–61
Minister for External Affairs Frank Aiken 1959–61
Minister for Finance James Ryan 1959–61
Minister for the Gaeltacht Micheál Ó Móráin 1959
Minister for Industry and Commerce Jack Lynch 1959–61
Minister for Justice Oscar Traynor 1959–61
Minister for Lands Erskine H. Childers 1959–61
Minister for Local Government Neil Blaney 1959–61
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Michael Hilliard 1959–61

Changes 23 July 1959[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for the Gaeltacht Gerald Bartley 1959–61

Changes 27 July 1959[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Lands Micheál Ó Móráin 1959–61
Minister for Transport and Power[2] Erskine H. Childers 1959–61

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History of Government – Sixteenth Dáil". Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ The Department of Transport and Power was created in July 1959.