Members of the 28th Dáil

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28th Dáil Éireann
27th Dáil 29th Dáil
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Jurisdiction Ireland
Meeting place Leinster House
Term 26 June 1997 – 25 April 2002
Election 1997 general election
Government Government of the 28th Dáil
Members 166
Ceann Comhairle Séamus Pattison
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Tánaiste Mary Harney
Chief Whip Séamus Brennan
Leader of the Opposition Michael Noonan
John Bruton
until 9 February 2001
1st 26 June 1997 – 10 July 1997
2nd 10 September 1997 – 3 July 1998
3rd 2 September 1998 – 2 July 1999
4th 29 September 1999 – 30 June 2000
5th 3 October 2000 – 6 July 2001
6th 18 September 2001 – 25 April 2002

This is a list of members who were elected to the 28th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1997 general election on 6 June 1997 and met on 26 June 1997. The 28th Dáil was dissolved by President Mary McAleese, at the request of the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern on 25 April 2002. The 28th Dáil lasted 1,764 days, the 2nd longest after the 10th Dáil.

Composition of the 28th Dáil[edit]

Party June 1997 June 2002
Fianna Fáil 77 73
Fine Gael 54 54
Labour Party 17 20
Progressive Democrats 4 4
Democratic Left 4 0
Green Party 2 2
Sinn Féin 1 1
Socialist Party 1 1
Independent 6 10
Ceann Comhairle 0 1

Government coalition parties are denoted by "●".

Graphical representation[edit]

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 28th Dáil from June 1997.

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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 28th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny Liam Aylward Fianna Fáil
John Browne Fine Gael
Phil Hogan Fine Gael
John McGuinness Fianna Fáil
Séamus Pattison Labour Party
Cavan–Monaghan Andrew Boylan Fine Gael
Seymour Crawford Fine Gael
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Sinn Féin
Rory O'Hanlon Fianna Fáil
Brendan Smith Fianna Fáil
Clare Donal Carey Fine Gael
Brendan Daly Fianna Fáil
Síle de Valera Fianna Fáil
Tony Killeen Fianna Fáil
Cork East Michael Ahern Fianna Fáil
Paul Bradford Fine Gael
Ned O'Keeffe Fianna Fáil
David Stanton Fine Gael
Cork North-Central Bernard Allen Fine Gael
Liam Burke Fine Gael
Billy Kelleher Fianna Fáil
Noel O'Flynn Fianna Fáil
Dan Wallace Fianna Fáil
Cork North-West Michael Creed Fine Gael
Donal Moynihan Fianna Fáil
Michael Moynihan Fianna Fáil
Cork South-Central Deirdre Clune Fine Gael
Hugh Coveney Fine Gael
John Dennehy Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin Fianna Fáil
Batt O'Keeffe Fianna Fáil
Cork South-West Jim O'Keeffe Fine Gael
P. J. Sheehan Fine Gael
Joe Walsh Fianna Fáil
Donegal North-East Harry Blaney Independent Fianna Fáil
Cecilia Keaveney Fianna Fáil
Jim McDaid Fianna Fáil
Donegal South-West Mary Coughlan Fianna Fáil
Tom Gildea Independent
Dinny McGinley Fine Gael
Dublin Central Bertie Ahern Fianna Fáil
Tony Gregory Independent
Marian McGennis Fianna Fáil
Jim Mitchell Fine Gael
Dublin North Ray Burke Fianna Fáil
Nora Owen Fine Gael
Trevor Sargent Green Party
G. V. Wright Fianna Fáil
Dublin North-Central Richard Bruton Fine Gael
Ivor Callely Fianna Fáil
Seán Haughey Fianna Fáil
Derek McDowell Labour Party
Dublin North-East Martin Brady Fianna Fáil
Tommy Broughan Labour Party
Michael Joe Cosgrave Fine Gael
Michael Woods Fianna Fáil
Dublin North-West Noel Ahern Fianna Fáil
Pat Carey Fianna Fáil
Proinsias De Rossa Democratic Left
Róisín Shortall Labour Party
Dublin South Séamus Brennan Fianna Fáil
Tom Kitt Fianna Fáil
Olivia Mitchell Fine Gael
Liz O'Donnell Progressive Democrats
Alan Shatter Fine Gael
Dublin South-Central Seán Ardagh Fianna Fáil
Ben Briscoe Fianna Fáil
Gay Mitchell Fine Gael
Pat Upton Labour Party
Dublin South-East Frances Fitzgerald Fine Gael
John Gormley Green Party
Ruairi Quinn Labour Party
Eoin Ryan Fianna Fáil
Dublin South-West Chris Flood Fianna Fáil
Mary Harney Progressive Democrats
Brian Hayes Fine Gael
Conor Lenihan Fianna Fáil
Pat Rabbitte Democratic Left
Dublin West Austin Currie Fine Gael
Joe Higgins Socialist Party
Liam Lawlor Fianna Fáil
Brian Lenihan Fianna Fáil
Dún Laoghaire David Andrews Fianna Fáil
Monica Barnes Fine Gael
Seán Barrett Fine Gael
Eamon Gilmore Democratic Left
Mary Hanafin Fianna Fáil
Galway East Ulick Burke Fine Gael
Paul Connaughton, Snr Fine Gael
Michael P. Kitt Fianna Fáil
Noel Treacy Fianna Fáil
Galway West Frank Fahey Fianna Fáil
Michael D. Higgins Labour Party
Pádraic McCormack Fine Gael
Bobby Molloy Progressive Democrats
Éamon Ó Cuív Fianna Fáil
Kerry North Jimmy Deenihan Fine Gael
Denis Foley Fianna Fáil
Dick Spring Labour Party
Kerry South Jackie Healy-Rae Independent
Breeda Moynihan-Cronin Labour Party
John O'Donoghue Fianna Fáil
Kildare North Bernard Durkan Fine Gael
Charlie McCreevy Fianna Fáil
Emmet Stagg Labour Party
Kildare South Alan Dukes Fine Gael
Seán Power Fianna Fáil
Jack Wall Labour Party
Laois–Offaly Brian Cowen Fianna Fáil
Tom Enright Fine Gael
Charles Flanagan Fine Gael
Seán Fleming Fianna Fáil
John Moloney Fianna Fáil
Limerick East Jim Kemmy Labour Party
Michael Noonan Fine Gael
Willie O'Dea Fianna Fáil
Desmond O'Malley Progressive Democrats
Eddie Wade Fianna Fáil
Limerick West Michael J. Collins Fianna Fáil
Michael Finucane Fine Gael
Dan Neville Fine Gael
Longford–Roscommon Louis Belton Fine Gael
Seán Doherty Fianna Fáil
Denis Naughten Fine Gael
Albert Reynolds Fianna Fáil
Louth Dermot Ahern Fianna Fáil
Michael Bell Labour Party
Séamus Kirk Fianna Fáil
Brendan McGahon Fine Gael
Mayo Beverley Flynn Fianna Fáil
Jim Higgins Fine Gael
Enda Kenny Fine Gael
Tom Moffatt Fianna Fáil
Michael Ring Fine Gael
Meath Johnny Brady Fianna Fáil
John Bruton Fine Gael
John Farrelly Fine Gael
Noel Dempsey Fianna Fáil
Mary Wallace Fianna Fáil
Sligo–Leitrim Matt Brennan Fianna Fáil
John Ellis Fianna Fáil
John Perry Fine Gael
Gerry Reynolds Fine Gael
Tipperary North Michael Lowry Independent
Michael O'Kennedy Fianna Fáil
Michael Smith Fianna Fáil
Tipperary South Theresa Ahearn Fine Gael
Noel Davern Fianna Fáil
Michael Ferris Labour Party
Waterford Martin Cullen Fianna Fáil
Austin Deasy Fine Gael
Brendan Kenneally Fianna Fáil
Brian O'Shea Labour Party
Westmeath Paul McGrath Fine Gael
Mary O'Rourke Fianna Fáil
Willie Penrose Labour Party
Wexford John Browne Fianna Fáil
Hugh Byrne Fianna Fáil
Michael D'Arcy Fine Gael
Brendan Howlin Labour Party
Ivan Yates Fine Gael
Wicklow Mildred Fox Independent
Joe Jacob Fianna Fáil
Liz McManus Democratic Left
Dick Roche Fianna Fáil
Billy Timmins Fine Gael


Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
26 June 1997 Carlow–Kilkenny Ceann Comhairle Labour Party Séamus Pattison (Lab) is elected Ceann Comhairle
27 September 1997 Limerick East   Labour Party Death of Jim Kemmy (Lab)
20 October 1997 Dublin North   Fianna Fáil Resignation of Ray Burke (FF) from Dáil Éireann
11 March 1998 Limerick East Labour Party   Jan O'Sullivan (Lab) holds the seat vacated by the death of Jim Kemmy
11 March 1998 Dublin North Labour Party   Seán Ryan (Lab) takes the seat vacated by Ray Burke
14 March 1998 Cork South-Central   Fine Gael Death of Hugh Coveney (FG)
13 October 1998 Louth Independent Labour Party Michael Bell (Lab) resigns from the Labour Party
23 October 1998 Cork South-Central Fine Gael   Simon Coveney (FG) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father Hugh Coveney
30 November 1998 Louth Labour Party Independent Michael Bell (Ind) rejoins the Labour Party
24 January 1999 Dublin North-West Labour Party Democratic Left Proinsias De Rossa (DL) joins the Labour Party in a merger with DL
24 January 1999 Dublin South-West Labour Party Democratic Left Pat Rabbitte (DL) joins the Labour Party in a merger with DL
24 January 1999 Dún Laoghaire Labour Party Democratic Left Eamon Gilmore (DL) joins the Labour Party in a merger with DL
24 January 1999 Wicklow Labour Party Democratic Left Liz McManus (DL) joins the Labour Party in a merger with DL
22 February 1999 Dublin South-Central   Labour Party Death of Pat Upton (Lab)
24 February 1999 Mayo Independent Fianna Fáil Beverley Flynn (FF) resigns from Fianna Fáil
27 October 1999 Dublin South-Central Labour Party   Mary Upton (Lab) holds the seat vacated by the death of her brother Pat Upton
3 November 1999 Mayo Fianna Fáil Independent Beverley Flynn (Ind) rejoins Fianna Fáil
9 February 2000 Kerry North Independent Fianna Fáil Denis Foley (FF) resigns from Fianna Fáil
21 March 2000 Tipperary South   Labour Party Death of Michael Ferris (Lab)
7 June 2000 Dublin West Independent Fianna Fáil Liam Lawlor (FF) resigns from Fianna Fáil
22 June 2000 Tipperary South Independent   Séamus Healy (Ind) takes the seat vacated by the death of Michael Ferris
20 September 2000 Tipperary South   Fine Gael Death of Theresa Ahearn (FG)
11 April 2001 Mayo Independent Fianna Fáil Beverley Flynn (FF) is expelled from Fianna Fáil
1 July 2001 Tipperary South Fine Gael   Tom Hayes (FG) holds the seat vacated by the death of Theresa Ahearn

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