Members of the 15th Dáil

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This is a list of the members who were elected to the 15th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1954 general election on 14 May 1954 and met on 2 June 1954. The 15th Dáil was dissolved by President Seán T. O'Kelly, at the request of the Taoiseach John A. Costello on 4 February 1957. The 15th Dáil lasted 1,022 days.

Composition of the 15th Dáil[edit]

Party May 1954 March 1957
Fianna Fáil 65 68
Fine Gael 50 48
Labour Party 18 17
Clann na Talmhan 5 5
Clann na Poblachta 3 3
Independents 5 5
Ceann Comhairle 1 1

Government coalition parties denoted with bullets ()

Graphical representation[edit]

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 15th Dáil from June 1954.

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  • Note that this was not the official seating plan.

TDs by constituency[edit]

The list of the 147 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.

Members of the 15th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny Patrick Crotty Fine Gael
Joseph Hughes Fine Gael
Thomas Derrig Fianna Fáil
James Pattison Labour Party
Thomas Walsh Fianna Fáil
Cavan Patrick O'Reilly Fine Gael
Michael Sheridan Fianna Fáil
Paddy Smith Fianna Fáil
John Tully Clann na Poblachta
Clare Éamon de Valera Fianna Fáil
Patrick Hillery Fianna Fáil
Patrick Hogan Ceann Comhairle
William Murphy Fine Gael
Cork Borough Stephen Barrett Fine Gael
Anthony Barry Fine Gael
Seán Casey Labour Party
Jack Lynch Fianna Fáil
Patrick McGrath Fianna Fáil
Cork East Richard Barry Fine Gael
Martin Corry Fianna Fáil
John Moher Fianna Fáil
Cork North Patrick McAuliffe Labour Party
Seán Moylan Fianna Fáil
Denis O'Sullivan Fine Gael
Cork South Dan Desmond Labour Party
Seán McCarthy Fianna Fáil
Tadhg Manley Fine Gael
Cork West Seán Collins Fine Gael
Edward Cotter Fianna Fáil
Michael Murphy Labour Party
Donegal East Neil Blaney Fianna Fáil
Liam Cunningham Fianna Fáil
Daniel McMenamin Fine Gael
William Sheldon Independent
Donegal West Joseph Brennan Fianna Fáil
Cormac Breslin Fianna Fáil
Patrick O'Donnell Fine Gael
Dublin County Patrick Burke Fianna Fáil
Seán Dunne Labour Party
Éamon Rooney Fine Gael
Dublin North–Central Vivion de Valera Fianna Fáil
Patrick McGilligan Fine Gael
Maureen O'Carroll Labour Party
Dublin North–East Jack Belton Fine Gael
Alfred Byrne Independent
Harry Colley Fianna Fáil
Denis Larkin Labour Party
Oscar Traynor Fianna Fáil
Dublin North–West Thomas Byrne Independent
Declan Costello Fine Gael
Richard Gogan Fianna Fáil
Dublin South–Central Maurice E. Dockrell Fine Gael
Thomas Finlay Fine Gael
James Larkin, Jnr Labour Party
Seán Lemass Fianna Fáil
Celia Lynch Fianna Fáil
Dublin South–East John A. Costello Fine Gael
Seán MacEntee Fianna Fáil
John O'Donovan Fine Gael
Dublin South–West Robert Briscoe Fianna Fáil
Bernard Butler Fianna Fáil
Peadar Doyle Fine Gael
Seán MacBride Clann na Poblachta
Michael O'Higgins Fine Gael
Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown Seán Brady Fianna Fáil
Liam Cosgrave Fine Gael
H. Percy Dockrell Fine Gael
Galway North Michael Donnellan Clann na Talmhan
James Hession Fine Gael
Mark Killilea, Snr Fianna Fáil
Galway South Patrick Beegan Fianna Fáil
Brendan Glynn Fine Gael
Robert Lahiffe Fianna Fáil
Galway West Gerald Bartley Fianna Fáil
Fintan Coogan Fine Gael
Johnny Geoghegan Fianna Fáil
Kerry North Johnny Connor Clann na Poblachta
Patrick Finucane Clann na Talmhan
Tom McEllistrim Fianna Fáil
Dan Spring Labour Party
Kerry South Honor Crowley Fianna Fáil
John Flynn Fianna Fáil
Patrick Palmer Fine Gael
Kildare Thomas Harris Fianna Fáil
William Norton Labour Party
Gerard Sweetman Fine Gael
Leix–Offaly William Davin Labour Party
Nicholas Egan Fianna Fáil
Oliver J. Flanagan Fine Gael
Peadar Maher Fianna Fáil
Tom O'Higgins Fine Gael
Limerick East John Carew Fine Gael
Tadhg Crowley Fianna Fáil
Michael Keyes Labour Party
Donogh O'Malley Fianna Fáil
Limerick West James Collins Fianna Fáil
David Madden Fine Gael
Donnchadh Ó Briain Fianna Fáil
Longford–Westmeath Frank Carter Fianna Fáil
Erskine H. Childers Fianna Fáil
Charles Fagan Fine Gael
Michael Kennedy Fianna Fáil
Seán Mac Eoin Fine Gael
Louth Frank Aiken Fianna Fáil
George Coburn Fine Gael
Paddy Donegan Fine Gael
Mayo North Phelim Calleary Fianna Fáil
Patrick Lindsay Fine Gael
Thomas O'Hara Clann na Talmhan
Mayo South Joseph Blowick Clann na Talmhan
Seán Flanagan Fianna Fáil
Henry Kenny Fine Gael
Micheál Ó Móráin Fianna Fáil
Meath Patrick Giles Fine Gael
Michael Hilliard Fianna Fáil
James Tully Labour Party
Monaghan James Dillon Fine Gael
Edward Kelly Fianna Fáil
Patrick Mooney Fianna Fáil
Roscommon John Beirne, Jnr Clann na Talmhan
Gerald Boland Fianna Fáil
James Burke Fine Gael
Jack McQuillan Independent
Sligo–Leitrim Stephen Flynn Fianna Fáil
Eugene Gilbride Fianna Fáil
Bernard Maguire Independent
Mary Reynolds Fine Gael
Joseph Roddy Fine Gael
Tipperary North John Fanning Fianna Fáil
Daniel Morrissey Fine Gael
Mary Ryan Fianna Fáil
Tipperary South Dan Breen Fianna Fáil
Patrick Crowe Fine Gael
Michael Davern Fianna Fáil
Richard Mulcahy Fine Gael
Waterford William Kenneally Fianna Fáil
Thomas Kyne Labour Party
Thaddeus Lynch Fine Gael
John Ormonde Fianna Fáil
Wexford Denis Allen Fianna Fáil
Brendan Corish Labour Party
Anthony Esmonde Fine Gael
John O'Leary Labour Party
James Ryan Fianna Fáil
Wicklow Paudge Brennan Fianna Fáil
Mark Deering Fine Gael
James Everett Labour Party

Changes[edit]

Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
13 December 1955 Limerick West Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Michael Colbert (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of David Madden (FG)
29 February 1956 Kerry North Clann na Poblachta Clann na Poblachta Kathleen O'Connor (CnaP) holds the seat vacated by the death of her father Johnny Connor (CnaP)
30 April 1956 Dublin North–East Independent Independent Patrick Byrne (Ind) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father Alfred Byrne (Ind)
30 April 1956 Leix–Offaly Fianna Fáil Labour Party Kieran Egan (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of William Davin (Lab)
2 August 1956 Cork Borough Fianna Fáil Fianna Fáil John Galvin (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of Patrick McGrath (FF)
14 November 1956 Carlow–Kilkenny Fianna Fáil Fianna Fáil Martin Medlar (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of Thomas Walsh (FF)
14 November 1956 Dublin South–West Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Noel Lemass, Jnr (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Peadar Doyle (FG)

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