Members of the 22nd Dáil

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22nd Dáil Éireann
21st Dáil 23rd Dáil
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Legislative body Dáil Éireann
Jurisdiction Ireland
Meeting place Leinster House
Term 30 June 1981 – 27 January 1982
Election 1981 general election
Government Government of the 22nd Dáil
Members 166
Ceann Comhairle John O'Connell
Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald
Tánaiste Michael O'Leary
Chief Whip Gerry L'Estrange
Opposition Leader Charles Haughey
Sessions
1st 30 June 1981 – 23 July 1981
2nd 20 October 1981 – 27 January 1982

This is a list of the members who were elected to the 22nd Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1981 general election on 11 June 1981 and met on 30 June 1981. The 22nd Dáil was dissolved by President Patrick Hillery, at the request of the Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald on 27 January 1982. The 22nd Dáil is the second shortest Dáil in history, lasting 252 days. There were no by-elections during the 22nd Dáil.

Composition of the 22nd Dáil[edit]

Party June 1981
Fianna Fáil 77
Fine Gael 65
Labour Party 15
Anti H-Block 2
Sinn Féin the Workers Party 1
Socialist Labour Party 1
Independents 4
Ceann Comhairle 1

Government coalition parties denoted with bullets ()

Graphical representation[edit]

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 22nd Dáil from June 1981.

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  • Note that this was not the official seating plan.

TDs by constituency[edit]

The list of the 166 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.

Members of the 22nd Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny Liam Aylward Fianna Fáil
Kieran Crotty Fine Gael
Desmond Governey Fine Gael
Tom Nolan Fianna Fáil
Séamus Pattison Labour Party
Cavan–Monagahan John Conlan Fine Gael
Kieran Doherty Anti H-Block
Tom Fitzpatrick Fine Gael
Rory O'Hanlon Fianna Fáil
John Wilson Fianna Fáil
Clare Sylvester Barrett Fianna Fáil
Brendan Daly Fianna Fáil
Bill Loughnane Fianna Fáil
Madeline Taylor Fine Gael
Cork East Myra Barry Fine Gael
Patrick Hegarty Fine Gael
Carey Joyce Fianna Fáil
Joe Sherlock Sinn Féin (Workers' Party)
Cork North–Central Bernard Allen Fine Gael
Liam Burke Fine Gael
Seán French Fianna Fáil
Denis Lyons Fianna Fáil
Toddy O'Sullivan Labour Party
Cork North–West Donal Creed Fine Gael
Frank Crowley Fine Gael
Thomas Meaney Fianna Fáil
Cork South–Central Peter Barry Fine Gael
Hugh Coveney Fine Gael
Eileen Desmond Labour Party
Gene Fitzgerald Fianna Fáil
Pearse Wyse Fianna Fáil
Cork South–West Flor Crowley Fianna Fáil
Jim O'Keeffe Fine Gael
P. J. Sheehan Fine Gael
Donegal North–East Neil Blaney Independent Fianna Fáil
Hugh Conaghan Fianna Fáil
Paddy Harte Fine Gael
Donegal South–West Clement Coughlan Fianna Fáil
Pat the Cope Gallagher Fianna Fáil
James White Fine Gael
Dublin Central Bertie Ahern Fianna Fáil
George Colley Fianna Fáil
Alice Glenn Fine Gael
Michael Keating Fine Gael
Michael O'Leary Labour Party
Dublin North Ray Burke Fianna Fáil
John Boland Fine Gael
Nora Owen Fine Gael
Dublin North–Central George Birmingham Fine Gael
Vincent Brady Fianna Fáil
Noël Browne Socialist Labour Party
Charles Haughey Fianna Fáil
Dublin North–East Michael Joe Cosgrave Fine Gael
Liam Fitzgerald Fianna Fáil
Seán Loftus Independent
Michael Woods Fianna Fáil
Dublin North–West Michael Barrett Fianna Fáil
Hugh Byrne Fine Gael
Mary Flaherty Fine Gael
Jim Tunney Fianna Fáil
Dublin South Niall Andrews Fianna Fáil
Séamus Brennan Fianna Fáil
Nuala Fennell Fine Gael
John Kelly Fine Gael
Alan Shatter Fine Gael
Dublin South–Central Ben Briscoe Fianna Fáil
Tom Fitzpatrick Fianna Fáil
Gay Mitchell Fine Gael
Fergus O'Brien Fine Gael
John O'Connell Independent
Dublin South–East Gerard Brady Fianna Fáil
Garret FitzGerald Fine Gael
Seán Moore Fianna Fáil
Richie Ryan Fine Gael
Dublin South–West Mary Harney Fianna Fáil
Larry McMahon Fine Gael
Mervyn Taylor Labour Party
Seán Walsh Fianna Fáil
Dublin West Richard Burke Fine Gael
Brian Fleming Fine Gael
Eileen Lemass Fianna Fáil
Brian Lenihan Fianna Fáil
Jim Mitchell Fine Gael
Dún Laoghaire David Andrews Fianna Fáil
Seán Barrett Fine Gael
Liam T. Cosgrave Fine Gael
Barry Desmond Labour Party
Martin O'Donoghue Fianna Fáil
Galway East Johnny Callanan Fianna Fáil
Paul Connaughton, Snr Fine Gael
Michael P. Kitt Fianna Fáil
Galway West John Donnellan Fine Gael
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn Fianna Fáil
Michael D. Higgins Labour Party
Mark Killilea, Jnr Fianna Fáil
Bobby Molloy Fianna Fáil
Kerry North Denis Foley Fianna Fáil
Tom McEllistrim Fianna Fáil
Dick Spring Labour Party
Kerry South Michael Begley Fine Gael
Michael Moynihan Labour Party
John O'Leary Fianna Fáil
Kildare Joseph Bermingham Labour Party
Bernard Durkan Fine Gael
Alan Dukes Fine Gael
Charlie McCreevy Fianna Fáil
Paddy Power Fianna Fáil
Laois–Offaly Ger Connolly Fianna Fáil
Bernard Cowen Fianna Fáil
Tom Enright Fine Gael
Oliver J. Flanagan Fine Gael
Liam Hyland Fianna Fáil
Limerick East Peadar Clohessy Fianna Fáil
Jim Kemmy Independent
Michael Noonan Fine Gael
Tom O'Donnell Fine Gael
Desmond O'Malley Fianna Fáil
Limerick West Gerry Collins Fianna Fáil
Michael J. Noonan Fianna Fáil
William O'Brien Fine Gael
Longford–Westmeath Patrick Cooney Fine Gael
Seán Keegan Fianna Fáil
Gerry L'Estrange Fine Gael
Albert Reynolds Fianna Fáil
Louth Paddy Agnew Anti H-Block
Pádraig Faulkner Ceann Comhairle
Eddie Filgate Fianna Fáil
Bernard Markey Fine Gael
Mayo East Seán Calleary Fianna Fáil
P. J. Morley Fianna Fáil
Paddy O'Toole Fine Gael
Mayo West Pádraig Flynn Fianna Fáil
Denis Gallagher Fianna Fáil
Enda Kenny Fine Gael
Meath John Bruton Fine Gael
Brendan Crinion Fianna Fáil
John Farrelly Fine Gael
Jim Fitzsimons Fianna Fáil
James Tully Labour Party
Roscommon John Connor Fine Gael
Seán Doherty Fianna Fáil
Terry Leyden Fianna Fáil
Sligo–Leitrim John Ellis Fianna Fáil
Joe McCartin Fine Gael
Ray MacSharry Fianna Fáil
Ted Nealon Fine Gael
Tipperary North David Molony Fine Gael
John Ryan Labour Party
Michael Smith Fianna Fáil
Tipperary South Carrie Acheson Fianna Fáil
Brendan Griffin Fine Gael
Seán McCarthy Fianna Fáil
Seán Treacy Labour Party
Waterford Edward Collins Fine Gael
Austin Deasy Fine Gael
Jackie Fahey Fianna Fáil
Billy Kenneally Fianna Fáil
Wexford Lorcan Allen Fianna Fáil
Hugh Byrne Fianna Fáil
Brendan Corish Labour Party
Michael D'Arcy Fine Gael
Ivan Yates Fine Gael
Wicklow Paudge Brennan Fianna Fáil
Liam Kavanagh Labour Party
Ciarán Murphy Fianna Fáil
Godfrey Timmins Fine Gael

See also[edit]