Government of the 22nd Dáil

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Government of the 22nd Dáil
17th Government of Ireland
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Date formed 30 June 1981
Date dissolved 9 March 1982
People and organizations
Head of government Garret FitzGerald
Deputy head of government Michael O'Leary
Head of state Patrick Hillery
Total number of ministers 15
Member parties Fine Gael
Labour Party
Status in legislature Coalition
Opposition leader Charles Haughey (Fianna Fáil)
History
Election(s) 1981 general election
Legislature term(s) 22nd Dáil
Previous 16th Government of Ireland
Successor 18th Government of Ireland

The 22nd Dáil was elected at the 1981 general election on 11 June 1981 and first met on 30 June when the 17th Government of Ireland was appointed. The 22nd Dáil lasted for 279 days.

17th Government of Ireland[edit]

The 17th Government of Ireland (30 June 1981 – 9 March 1982) was formed by Fine Gael and the Labour Party.[1]

Office Name Term Party
Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald 1981–82 Fine Gael
Tánaiste Michael O'Leary 1981–82 Labour Party
Minister for Industry and Energy[2]
Minister for Agriculture Alan Dukes 1981–82 Fine Gael
Minister for Defence James Tully 1981–82 Labour Party
Minister for Education John Boland 1981–82 Fine Gael
Minister for the Environment Peter Barry 1981–82 Fine Gael
Minister for Finance John Bruton 1981–82 Fine Gael
Minister for Fisheries and Forestry Tom Fitzpatrick 1981–82 Fine Gael
Minister for Foreign Affairs John Kelly 1981 Fine Gael
Minister for the Gaeltacht Paddy O'Toole 1981–82 Fine Gael
Minister for Health Eileen Desmond 1981–82 Labour Party
Minister for Social Welfare
Minister for Justice Jim Mitchell 1981–82 Fine Gael
Minister for Labour Liam Kavanagh 1981–82 Labour Party
Minister for the Public Service
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Patrick Cooney 1981–82 Fine Gael
Minister for Transport
Minister for Trade, Commerce and Tourism[3] John Kelly 1981–82 Fine Gael

Changes 21 October 1981[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Minister for Foreign Affairs James Dooge[4] 1981–82 Fine Gael

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Government – Twenty-Second Dáil". Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ On 21 August 1981, the Department of Energy was renamed as the Department of Industry and Enegry.
  3. ^ On 21 August 1981, the Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism was renamed as the Department of Trade, Commerce and Tourism.
  4. ^ James Dooge was appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs on 21 October 1981. He could not be appointed to cabinet until he had been appointed to the Seanad Éireann and that could not happen for some months because appointments can only take place after the general election for the Seanad has been held.