Government of the 21st Dáil

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The 21st Dáil was elected at the 1977 general election on 16 June 1977 and first met on 5 July when the 15th Government of Ireland was appointed. The 21st Dáil lasted for 1,456 days.

15th Government of Ireland[edit]

Government of the 21st Dáil
15th Government of Ireland
Date formed 5 July 1977
Date dissolved 11 December 1979
People and organizations
Head of government Jack Lynch
Deputy head of government George Colley
Head of state Patrick Hillery
Total number of ministers 15
Member party Fianna Fáil
Status in legislature Majority Government
Opposition leader Garret FitzGerald (Fine Gael)
History
Election(s) 1977 general election
Legislature term(s) 21st Dáil
Previous 14th Government of Ireland
Successor 16th Government of Ireland

The 15th Government of Ireland (5 July 1977 – 11 December 1979) was formed by the Fianna Fáil party.[1] It was remembered for allowing the Nuclear Energy Board plans for a plant at Carnsore Point to go ahead. Desmond O'Malley, as the minister in with responsibility for the board was central to this leadership. Later the 16th Government, under the same Dáil, dropped these plans.

Office Name Term
Taoiseach Jack Lynch 1977–79
Tánaiste George Colley 1977–79
Minister for Finance
Minister for the Public Service
Minister for Agriculture Jim Gibbons 1977–79
Minister for Defence Bobby Molloy 1977–79
Minister for Economic Planning and Development Martin O'Donoghue 1977–79
Minister for Education John Wilson 1977–79
Minister for the Environment Sylvester Barrett 1977–79
Minister for Fisheries Brian Lenihan 1977–79
Minister for Foreign Affairs Michael O'Kennedy 1977–79
Minister for the Gaeltacht Denis Gallagher 1977–79
Minister for Health Charles Haughey 1977–79
Minister for Social Welfare
Minister for Industry and Commerce Desmond O'Malley 1977–79
Minister for Justice Gerry Collins 1977–79
Minister for Labour Gene Fitzgerald 1977–79
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Pádraig Faulkner 1977–79
Minister for Tourism and Transport

16th Government of Ireland[edit]

Government of the 21st Dáil
16th Government of Ireland
Date formed 11 December 1979
Date dissolved 30 June 1981
People and organizations
Head of government Charles Haughey
Deputy head of government George Colley
Head of state Patrick Hillery
Total number of ministers 15
Member party Fianna Fáil
Status in legislature Majority Government
Opposition leader Garret FitzGerald (Fine Gael)
History
Legislature term(s) 21st Dáil
Previous 15th Government of Ireland
Successor 17th Government of Ireland

The 16th Government of Ireland (11 December 1979 – 30 June 1981) was formed by the Fianna Fáil party with Charles Haughey as Taoiseach following the resignation of Jack Lynch.[1]

Office Name Term
Taoiseach Charles Haughey 1979–81
Tánaiste George Colley 1979–81
Minister for Tourism and Transport[2] 1979–80
Minister for Agriculture Ray MacSharry 1979–81
Minister for Defence Pádraig Faulkner 1979–80
Minister for Economic Planning and Development[3] Michael O'Kennedy 1979–80
Minister for Finance
Minister for the Public Service
Minister for Education John Wilson 1979–81
Minister for the Environment Sylvester Barrett 1979–80
Minister for Fisheries and Forestry Paddy Power 1979–81
Minister for Foreign Affairs Brian Lenihan 1979–81
Minister for the Gaeltacht Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 1979–81
Minister for Health Michael Woods 1979–81
Minister for Social Welfare
Minister for Industry, Commerce and Energy Desmond O'Malley 1979–81
Minister for Justice Gerry Collins 1979–81
Minister for Labour Gene Fitzgerald 1979–80
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Albert Reynolds 1979–81

Changes 22 January 1980[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Energy[3] George Colley 1980–81

Changes 25 January 1980[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Transport[2] Albert Reynolds[4] 1980–81

Changes 24 March 1980[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for the Public Service Gene Fitzgerald[5] 1980–81

Changes 15 October 1980[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Defence Sylvester Barrett 1980–81
Minister for the Environment Ray Burke 1980–81

Changes 16 December 1980[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Finance Gene Fitzgerald[6] 1980–81
Minister for Labour Tom Nolan 1980–81

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History of Government – Twenty-First Dáil". Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b On 25 January 1980, the Department of Tourism and Transport was renamed as the Department of Transport.
  3. ^ a b On 21 January 1980, the Department of Economic Planning and Development was renamed as the Department of Energy.
  4. ^ Held in addition to the Posts and Telegraphs portfolio.
  5. ^ Held in addition to the Labour portfolio.
  6. ^ Held in addition to the Public Service portfolio.