Members of the 16th Dáil
This is a list of the members who were elected to the 16th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1957 general election on 5 March 1957 and met on 20 March 1957. The 16th Dáil was dissolved by President Éamon de Valera, at the request of the Taoiseach Seán Lemass on 8 September 1961. The 16th Dáil lasted 1,674 days, and saw a change of Taoiseach from Éamon de Valera to Seán Lemass.
Composition of the 16th Dáil
|Party||March 1957||Oct. 1961|
|Clann na Talmhan||3||3|
|Clann na Poblachta||1||1|
|National Progressive Democrats||0||2|
Government party denoted with bullet (•)
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 16th Dáil from March 1957.
- Note that this was not the official seating plan.
TDs by constituency
The list of the 147 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.
|14 November 1957||Dublin North–Central||Independent||Fianna Fáil||Frank Sherwin (Ind) wins the seat vacated by the death of Colm Gallagher (FF)|
|16 May 1958||Dublin South–East||National Progressive Democrats||Independent||Noël Browne (Ind) co-founds the National Progressive Democrats|
|16 May 1958||Roscommon||National Progressive Democrats||Independent||Jack McQuillan (Ind) co-founds the National Progressive Democrats|
|30 May 1958||Galway South||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Anthony Millar (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of Patrick Beegan (FF)|
|25 June 1958||Dublin South–Central||Fianna Fáil||Independent||Patrick Cummins (FF) wins the seat vacated by the resignation of Jack Murphy (Ind)|
|22 July 1959||Clare||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Seán Ó Ceallaigh (FF) holds the seat vacated by Éamon de Valera (FF) on his election as President|
|22 July 1959||Dublin South–West||Fine Gael||Fianna Fáil||Richie Ryan (FG) wins the seat vacated by the death of Bernard Butler (FF)|
|22 July 1959||Meath||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Henry Johnston (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of James Griffin (FF)|
|23 June 1960||Carlow–Kilkenny||Fianna Fáil||Fine Gael||Patrick Teehan (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Joseph Hughes (FG)|
|1 March 1960||Sligo–Leitrim||Fine Gael||Fianna Fáil||Joseph McLoughlin (FG) wins the seat vacated by the death of Stephen Flynn (FF)|
- Government of the 16th Dáil
- Parliamentary Secretaries of the 16th Dáil
- Members of the 9th Seanad
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of Ireland