Members of the 31st Dáil

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31st Dáil Éireann
30th Dáil 32nd Dáil
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Overview
Jurisdiction Ireland
Meeting place Leinster House
Term 9 March 2011 – 3 February 2016
Election 2011 general election
Government Government of the 31st Dáil
Members 166
Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Tánaiste Joan Burton
Eamon Gilmore
until 4 July 2014
Chief Whip Paul Kehoe
Leader of the Opposition Micheál Martin
Sessions
1st 9 March 2011 – 21 July 2011
2nd 14 September 2011 – 19 July 2012
3rd 18 September 2012 – 18 July 2013
4th 18 September 2013 – 17 July 2014
5th 17 September 2014 – 16 July 2015
6th 22 September 2015 – 3 February 2016

The 31st Dáil Éireann constituted the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland following the 2011 general election of TDs (Members of Parliament) on 25 February 2011. On the advice of President Mary McAleese, the newly elected Dáil Éireann convened at midday on 9 March 2011 in Leinster House.[1] It was dissolved by President Michael D. Higgins on the request of Taoiseach Enda Kenny on 3 February 2016.[2]

The 2011 election saw 17 Dáil constituencies return 3 TDs each, 15 constituencies return 4 TDs each and 11 constituencies return 5 TDs each, for a total of 166. Fine Gael, led by Enda Kenny, became the largest party for the first time, though without an overall majority. A coalition government was then formed with the Labour Party, led by Eamon Gilmore, who had achieved their highest number of seats in the party's history. In July 2014, Joan Burton won a Labour Party leadership election to become the Leader of the Labour Party and Tánaiste. Seán Barrett was elected as Ceann Comhairle in the first sitting of the Dáil.

Fianna Fáil secured 20 seats, the lowest in the party's history, thereby becoming the largest party in opposition. The leader of the party, Micheál Martin became the Leader of the Opposition. Gerry Adams as leader of Sinn Féin became the second opposition leader. A technical group was formed following the election composed of 16 independent politicians and members of the United Left Alliance, who failed to win enough seats to gain speaking rights.[3]

Almost half of the members of the 30th Dáil were absent from the 31st: 31 members retired before the poll and a further 45 sitting TDs lost their seats at the election. 76 new TDs were elected to the Dáil, 46% of the total.[4]

Composition of the 31st Dáil[edit]

Party Feb. 2011[na 1] Jan. 2016[na 2]
Fine Gael 76 66[na 3]
Labour Party 37 33
Fianna Fáil 19[na 4] 21
Sinn Féin 14 14
Anti-Austerity Alliance–People Before Profit N/A 4
Renua Ireland N/A 3
Social Democrats N/A 3
Workers and Unemployed Action 1 1
Independent 14 19
Ceann Comhairle[5] 1 1
Vacant 0 1
Total 166

Government coalition parties denoted with bullets ()

Notes
  1. ^ February 2011 column refers to the state of parties after the 2011 general election.
  2. ^ January 2016 column refers to the state of parties after Brian Walsh resigned from the Dáil.
  3. ^ Seán Barrett was elected as Ceann Comhairle, and so is not counted as a member of the Fine Gael parliamentary party.
  4. ^ Fianna Fáil's total at the 2011 general election does not include the outgoing Ceann Comhairle Séamus Kirk, who was re-elected automatically.

Graphical representation[edit]

The following illustrates the composition of the 31st Dáil at the time of its first sitting on 9 March 2011 (after Seán Barrett (Fine Gael) had replaced Séamus Kirk (Fianna Fáil) as Ceann Comhairle).

Composition of the 31st Dáil February 2011.svg

The following illustrates the composition at the time of its dissolution in February 2016.

Composition of the 31st Dáil at dissolution.svg

Government

Opposition

Notes
  1. The Socialist Party, People Before Profit Alliance, Workers and Unemployed Action Group and some independent politicians sat together as a technical group, which was later joined by Renua Ireland and the Social Democrats.
  2. This is not the official seating plan of the Dáil Éireann. The government parties sit to the left of the Ceann Comhairle and opposition parties sit to the right.

Leadership[edit]

Government[edit]

Opposition[edit]

Committees[edit]

  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Andrew Doyle (Fine Gael)
    • Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Pat Deering (Fine Gael)
  • Chairwoman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection: Joanna Tuffy (Labour Party)
    • Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection: Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (Labour Party)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht: Michael McCarthy (Labour Party)
    • Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht: Noel Coonan (Fine Gael)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Affairs: Dominic Hannigan (Labour Party)
    • Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Affairs: Dara Murphy (Fine Gael)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Ciarán Lynch (Labour Party)
    • Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Liam Twomey (Fine Gael)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade: Pat Breen (Fine Gael)
    • Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade: Bernard Durkan (Fine Gael)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children: Jerry Buttimer (Fine Gael)
    • Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children: Ciara Conway (Labour Party)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Joe McHugh (Fine Gael)
    • Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Joe O'Reilly (Fine Gael)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee of Inquiry: Ciarán Lynch (Labour Party)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions: Pádraig Mac Lochlainn (Sinn Féin)
    • Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions: Derek Nolan (Labour Party)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Damien English (Fine Gael)
    • Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: John Lyons (Labour Party)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Select Committee on Members' Interests of Dáil Éireann: Thomas Pringle (Independent)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Select Committee on Procedure and Privileges (Dáil): Seán Barrett (Fine Gael)
    • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Sub-Committee on Administration: Joe Carey (Fine Gael)
    • Chairman of the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Dáil Reform: Paul Kehoe (Fine Gael)
    • Chairman of the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Privileges: Emmet Stagg (Labour Party)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee: John McGuinness (Fianna Fáil)
    • Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee: Kieran O'Donnell (Fine Gael)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications: John O'Mahony (Fine Gael)
    • Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications: Paudie Coffey (Fine Gael)
  • Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Standing Orders (Private Business): Denis O'Donovan (Fianna Fáil) - Senator

TDs by party[edit]

This is a list of TDs elected to Dáil Éireann in the 2011 general election, sorted by party.

Party Name Constituency
Fine Gael (76) James Bannon Longford–Westmeath
Seán Barrett Dún Laoghaire
Tom Barry[nb 1] Cork East
Pat Breen Clare
Richard Bruton Dublin North-Central
Ray Butler[nb 1] Meath West
Jerry Buttimer[nb 1] Cork South-Central
Catherine Byrne Dublin South-Central
Ciarán Cannon[nb 1] Galway East
Joe Carey Clare
Paudie Coffey[nb 1] Waterford
Áine Collins[nb 1] Cork North-West
Seán Conlan[nb 1] Cavan–Monaghan
Paul Connaughton, Jnr[nb 1] Galway East
Noel Coonan Tipperary North
Marcella Corcoran Kennedy[nb 1] Laois–Offaly
Simon Coveney Cork South-Central
Michael Creed Cork North-West
Lucinda Creighton Dublin South-East
Jim Daly[nb 1] Cork South-West
John Deasy Waterford
Jimmy Deenihan Kerry North–West Limerick
Pat Deering[nb 1] Carlow–Kilkenny
Regina Doherty[nb 1] Meath East
Paschal Donohoe[nb 1] Dublin Central
Andrew Doyle Wicklow
Bernard Durkan Kildare North
Damien English Meath West
Alan Farrell[nb 1] Dublin North
Frank Feighan Roscommon–South Leitrim
Frances Fitzgerald Dublin Mid-West
Peter Fitzpatrick[nb 1] Louth
Charles Flanagan Laois–Offaly
Terence Flanagan Dublin North-East
Brendan Griffin[nb 1] Kerry South
Noel Harrington[nb 1] Cork South-West
Simon Harris[nb 1] Wicklow
Brian Hayes Dublin South-West
Tom Hayes Tipperary South
Martin Heydon[nb 1] Kildare South
Phil Hogan Carlow–Kilkenny
Heather Humphreys[nb 1] Cavan–Monaghan
Derek Keating[nb 1] Dublin Mid-West
Paul Kehoe Wexford
Enda Kenny Mayo
Seán Kyne[nb 1] Galway West
Anthony Lawlor[nb 1] Kildare North
Peter Mathews[nb 1] Dublin South
Shane McEntee Meath East
Nicky McFadden[nb 1] Longford–Westmeath
Dinny McGinley Donegal South-West
Joe McHugh Donegal North-East
Tony McLoughlin[nb 1] Sligo–North Leitrim
Olivia Mitchell Dublin South
Mary Mitchell O'Connor[nb 1] Dún Laoghaire
Michelle Mulherin[nb 1] Mayo
Dara Murphy[nb 1] Cork North-Central
Eoghan Murphy[nb 1] Dublin South-East
Denis Naughten Roscommon–South Leitrim
Dan Neville Limerick
Michael Noonan Limerick City
Kieran O'Donnell Limerick City
Patrick O'Donovan[nb 1] Limerick
Fergus O'Dowd Louth
John O'Mahony Mayo
Joe O'Reilly[nb 1] Cavan–Monaghan
John Perry Sligo–North Leitrim
John Paul Phelan[nb 1] Carlow–Kilkenny
James Reilly Dublin North
Michael Ring Mayo
Alan Shatter Dublin South
David Stanton Cork East
Billy Timmins Wicklow
Liam Twomey Wexford
Leo Varadkar Dublin West
Brian Walsh[nb 1] Galway West
Labour Party (37) Tommy Broughan Dublin North-East
Joan Burton Dublin West
Eric Byrne Dublin South-Central
Michael Conaghan[nb 1] Dublin South-Central
Ciara Conway[nb 1] Waterford
Joe Costello Dublin Central
Robert Dowds[nb 1] Dublin Mid-West
Anne Ferris[nb 1] Wicklow
Eamon Gilmore Dún Laoghaire
Dominic Hannigan[nb 1] Meath East
Brendan Howlin Wexford
Kevin Humphreys[nb 1] Dublin South-East
Colm Keaveney[nb 1] Galway East
Alan Kelly[nb 1] Tipperary North
Seán Kenny Dublin North-East
Ciarán Lynch Cork South-Central
Kathleen Lynch Cork North-Central
John Lyons[nb 1] Dublin North-West
Eamonn Maloney[nb 1] Dublin South-West
Michael McCarthy[nb 1] Cork South-West
Michael McNamara[nb 1] Clare
Ged Nash[nb 1] Louth
Derek Nolan[nb 1] Galway West
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin[nb 1] Dublin North-Central
Jan O'Sullivan Limerick City
Willie Penrose Longford–Westmeath
Ann Phelan[nb 1] Carlow–Kilkenny
Ruairi Quinn Dublin South-East
Pat Rabbitte Dublin South-West
Brendan Ryan[nb 1] Dublin North
Seán Sherlock Cork East
Róisín Shortall Dublin North-West
Arthur Spring[nb 1] Kerry North–West Limerick
Emmet Stagg Kildare North
Joanna Tuffy Dublin Mid-West
Jack Wall Kildare South
Alex White[nb 1] Dublin South
Fianna Fáil (19) John Browne Wexford
Dara Calleary Mayo
Niall Collins Limerick
Barry Cowen[nb 1] Laois–Offaly
Timmy Dooley Clare
Seán Fleming Laois–Offaly
Billy Kelleher Cork North-Central
Michael Kitt Galway East
Brian Lenihan Dublin West
Micheál Martin Cork South-Central
Charlie McConalogue[nb 1] Donegal North-East
Michael McGrath Cork South-Central
John McGuinness Carlow–Kilkenny
Michael Moynihan Cork North-West
Éamon Ó Cuív Galway West
Willie O'Dea Limerick City
Seán Ó Fearghaíl Kildare South
Brendan Smith Cavan–Monaghan
Robert Troy[nb 1] Longford–Westmeath
Sinn Féin (14) Gerry Adams[nb 1] Louth
Michael Colreavy[nb 1] Sligo–North Leitrim
Seán Crowe Dublin South-West
Pearse Doherty Donegal South-West
Dessie Ellis[nb 1] Dublin North-West
Martin Ferris Kerry North–West Limerick
Mary Lou McDonald[nb 1] Dublin Central
Sandra McLellan[nb 1] Cork East
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn[nb 1] Donegal North-East
Jonathan O'Brien[nb 1] Cork North-Central
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Cavan–Monaghan
Aengus Ó Snodaigh Dublin South-Central
Brian Stanley[nb 1] Laois–Offaly
Peadar Tóibín[nb 1] Meath West
People Before Profit Alliance (2) Richard Boyd Barrett[nb 2][nb 1] Dún Laoghaire
Joan Collins[nb 2][nb 1] Dublin South-Central
Socialist Party (2) Clare Daly[nb 2][nb 1] Dublin North
Joe Higgins[nb 2] Dublin West
Workers and Unemployed Action (1) Séamus Healy[nb 2] Tipperary South
Independent (14) Stephen Donnelly[nb 1] Wicklow
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan[nb 1] Roscommon–South Leitrim
Tom Fleming[nb 1] Kerry South
Noel Grealish Galway West
John Halligan[nb 1] Waterford
Michael Healy-Rae[nb 1] Kerry South
Michael Lowry Tipperary North
Finian McGrath Dublin North-Central
Mattie McGrath Tipperary South
Catherine Murphy Kildare North
Maureen O'Sullivan Dublin Central
Thomas Pringle[nb 1] Donegal South-West
Shane Ross[nb 1] Dublin South
Mick Wallace[nb 1] Wexford
Ceann Comhairle (1) Séamus Kirk Louth

TDs by constituency[edit]

The list is given in alphabetical order by constituency.

Members of the 31st Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny Pat Deering Fine Gael
Phil Hogan Fine Gael
John McGuinness Fianna Fáil
Ann Phelan Labour Party
John Paul Phelan Fine Gael
Cavan–Monaghan Seán Conlan Fine Gael
Heather Humphreys Fine Gael
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Sinn Féin
Joe O'Reilly Fine Gael
Brendan Smith Fianna Fáil
Clare Pat Breen Fine Gael
Joe Carey Fine Gael
Timmy Dooley Fianna Fáil
Michael McNamara Labour Party
Cork East Tom Barry Fine Gael
Sandra McLellan Sinn Féin
Seán Sherlock Labour Party
David Stanton Fine Gael
Cork North-Central Billy Kelleher Fianna Fáil
Kathleen Lynch Labour Party
Dara Murphy Fine Gael
Jonathan O'Brien Sinn Féin
Cork North-West Áine Collins Fine Gael
Michael Creed Fine Gael
Michael Moynihan Fianna Fáil
Cork South-Central Jerry Buttimer Fine Gael
Simon Coveney Fine Gael
Ciarán Lynch Labour Party
Micheál Martin Fianna Fáil
Michael McGrath Fianna Fáil
Cork South-West Jim Daly Fine Gael
Noel Harrington Fine Gael
Michael McCarthy Labour Party
Donegal North-East Charlie McConalogue Fianna Fáil
Joe McHugh Fine Gael
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn Sinn Féin
Donegal South-West Pearse Doherty Sinn Féin
Dinny McGinley Fine Gael
Thomas Pringle Independent
Dublin Central Joe Costello Labour Party
Paschal Donohoe Fine Gael
Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Féin
Maureen O'Sullivan Independent
Dublin Mid-West Robert Dowds Labour Party
Frances Fitzgerald Fine Gael
Derek Keating Fine Gael
Joanna Tuffy Labour Party
Dublin North Clare Daly Socialist Party
Alan Farrell Fine Gael
James Reilly Fine Gael
Brendan Ryan Labour Party
Dublin North-Central Richard Bruton Fine Gael
Finian McGrath Independent
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour Party
Dublin North-East Tommy Broughan Labour Party
Terence Flanagan Fine Gael
Seán Kenny Labour Party
Dublin North-West Dessie Ellis Sinn Féin
John Lyons Labour Party
Róisín Shortall Labour Party
Dublin South Peter Mathews Fine Gael
Olivia Mitchell Fine Gael
Shane Ross Independent
Alan Shatter Fine Gael
Alex White Labour Party
Dublin South-Central Catherine Byrne Fine Gael
Eric Byrne Labour Party
Joan Collins People Before Profit
Michael Conaghan Labour Party
Aengus Ó Snodaigh Sinn Féin
Dublin South-East Lucinda Creighton Fine Gael
Kevin Humphreys Labour Party
Eoghan Murphy Fine Gael
Ruairi Quinn Labour Party
Dublin South-West Seán Crowe Sinn Féin
Brian Hayes Fine Gael
Eamonn Maloney Labour Party
Pat Rabbitte Labour Party
Dublin West Joan Burton Labour Party
Joe Higgins Socialist Party
Brian Lenihan Fianna Fáil
Leo Varadkar Fine Gael
Dún Laoghaire Seán Barrett Fine Gael
Richard Boyd Barrett People Before Profit
Eamon Gilmore Labour Party
Mary Mitchell O'Connor Fine Gael
Galway East Ciarán Cannon Fine Gael
Paul Connaughton, Jnr Fine Gael
Colm Keaveney Labour Party
Michael Kitt Fianna Fáil
Galway West Noel Grealish Independent
Seán Kyne Fine Gael
Derek Nolan Labour Party
Éamon Ó Cuív Fianna Fáil
Brian Walsh Fine Gael
Kerry North–West Limerick Jimmy Deenihan Fine Gael
Martin Ferris Sinn Féin
Arthur Spring Labour Party
Kerry South Brendan Griffin Fine Gael
Tom Fleming Independent
Michael Healy-Rae Independent
Kildare North Bernard Durkan Fine Gael
Anthony Lawlor Fine Gael
Catherine Murphy Independent
Emmet Stagg Labour Party
Kildare South Martin Heydon Fine Gael
Seán Ó Fearghaíl Fianna Fáil
Jack Wall Labour Party
Laois–Offaly Marcella Corcoran Kennedy Fine Gael
Barry Cowen Fianna Fáil
Charles Flanagan Fine Gael
Seán Fleming Fianna Fáil
Brian Stanley Sinn Féin
Limerick Niall Collins Fianna Fáil
Dan Neville Fine Gael
Patrick O'Donovan Fine Gael
Limerick City Michael Noonan Fine Gael
Willie O'Dea Fianna Fáil
Kieran O'Donnell Fine Gael
Jan O'Sullivan Labour Party
Longford–Westmeath James Bannon Fine Gael
Nicky McFadden Fine Gael
Willie Penrose Labour Party
Robert Troy Fianna Fáil
Louth Gerry Adams Sinn Féin
Peter Fitzpatrick Fine Gael
Séamus Kirk Ceann Comhairle
Ged Nash Labour Party
Fergus O'Dowd Fine Gael
Mayo Dara Calleary Fianna Fáil
Enda Kenny Fine Gael
Michelle Mulherin Fine Gael
John O'Mahony Fine Gael
Michael Ring Fine Gael
Meath East Regina Doherty Fine Gael
Dominic Hannigan Labour Party
Shane McEntee Fine Gael
Meath West Ray Butler Fine Gael
Damien English Fine Gael
Peadar Tóibín Sinn Féin
Roscommon–South Leitrim Frank Feighan Fine Gael
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Independent
Denis Naughten Fine Gael
Sligo–North Leitrim Michael Colreavy Sinn Féin
Tony McLoughlin Fine Gael
John Perry Fine Gael
Tipperary North Noel Coonan Fine Gael
Alan Kelly Labour Party
Michael Lowry Independent
Tipperary South Tom Hayes Fine Gael
Séamus Healy Workers and Unemployed Action
Mattie McGrath Independent
Waterford Paudie Coffey Fine Gael
Ciara Conway Labour Party
John Deasy Fine Gael
John Halligan Independent
Wexford John Browne Fianna Fáil
Brendan Howlin Labour Party
Paul Kehoe Fine Gael
Liam Twomey Fine Gael
Mick Wallace Independent
Wicklow Stephen Donnelly Independent
Andrew Doyle Fine Gael
Anne Ferris Labour Party
Simon Harris Fine Gael
Billy Timmins Fine Gael

Changes[edit]

Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
9 March 2011 Louth Fianna Fáil Ceann Comhairle Séamus Kirk stands down as Ceann Comhairle.
9 March 2011 Dún Laoghaire Ceann Comhairle Fine Gael Seán Barrett is elected as Ceann Comhairle.
10 June 2011 Dublin West   Fianna Fáil Death of Brian Lenihan.[6]
7 July 2011 Roscommon–South Leitrim Independent Fine Gael Denis Naughten loses the Fine Gael party whip for opposing closure of Roscommon County Hospital emergency department.[7]
29 October 2011 Dublin West Labour Party   Patrick Nulty wins the Dublin West by-election, taking the seat vacated by the death of Brian Lenihan.[8]
15 November 2011 Longford–Westmeath Independent Labour Party Willie Penrose resigns the Labour Party whip over the closure of an army barracks.[9]
1 December 2011 Dublin North-East Independent Labour Party Tommy Broughan loses the Labour Party whip after voting against the Government on a vote relating to the Bank Guarantee Scheme.[10]
6 December 2011 Dublin West Independent Labour Party Patrick Nulty loses the Labour Party whip after voting against the VAT increase in the 2012 budget.[11]
31 August 2012 Dublin North Independent Socialist Party Clare Daly resigns from the Socialist Party.[12]
26 September 2012 Dublin North-West Independent Labour Party Róisín Shortall resigns as Minister of State for Primary Care and the Labour Party whip.[13]
13 December 2012 Galway East Independent Labour Party Colm Keaveney loses the Labour Party whip after voting against part of the 2013 budget.[14]
21 December 2012 Meath East   Fine Gael Death of Shane McEntee.[15]
27 March 2013 Meath East Fine Gael   Helen McEntee wins the Meath East by-election, taking the seat vacated by the death of Shane McEntee.[16]
25 April 2013 Dublin South-Central Independent People Before Profit Joan Collins leaves the People Before Profit Alliance and forms the United Left, while remaining an independent TD.[17]
2 July 2013 Dublin South Independent Fine Gael Peter Mathews loses the Fine Gael party whip for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.[18]
2 July 2013 Wicklow Independent Fine Gael Billy Timmins loses the Fine Gael party whip for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.[18]
2 July 2013 Galway West Independent Fine Gael Brian Walsh loses the Fine Gael party whip for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.[18]
2 July 2013 Dublin North-East Independent Fine Gael Terence Flanagan loses the Fine Gael party whip for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.[18]
11 July 2013 Dublin South-East Independent Fine Gael Lucinda Creighton loses the Fine Gael party whip for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.[19]
12 July 2013 Meath West Independent Sinn Féin Peadar Tóibín is suspended from the Sinn Féin parliamentary party for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.[20]
7 October 2013 Longford–Westmeath Labour Party Independent Willie Penrose rejoins the parliamentary Labour Party.[21]
3 December 2013 Galway East Fianna Fáil Independent Colm Keaveney joins Fianna Fáil.[22]
12 January 2014 Meath West Sinn Féin Independent Peadar Tóibín rejoins the Sinn Féin parliamentary party after a six month suspension for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.
22 March 2014 Dublin West   Independent Resignation of Patrick Nulty.[23]
25 March 2014 Longford–Westmeath   Fine Gael Death of Nicky McFadden.[24]
30 April 2014 Galway West Fine Gael Independent Brian Walsh rejoins the Fine Gael parliamentary party.[25]
23 May 2014 Dublin West Socialist Party   Ruth Coppinger wins the Dublin West by-election, taking the seat vacated by the resignation of Patrick Nulty.[26]
23 May 2014 Longford–Westmeath Fine Gael   Gabrielle McFadden wins the Longford–Westmeath by-election, taking the seat vacated by the death of Nicky McFadden.
26 May 2014 Roscommon–South Leitrim   Independent Resignation of Luke 'Ming' Flanagan upon election to the European Parliament.[27]
26 May 2014 Dublin South-West   Fine Gael Resignation of Brian Hayes upon election to the European Parliament.[28]
11 October 2014 Dublin South-West Anti-Austerity Alliance   Paul Murphy takes the seat vacated by the resignation of Brian Hayes.[29]
11 October 2014 Roscommon–South Leitrim Independent   Michael Fitzmaurice wins the Roscommon–South Leitrim by-election, taking the seat vacated by the resignation of Luke 'Ming' Flanagan.[30]
30 October 2014 Carlow–Kilkenny   Fine Gael Resignation of Phil Hogan upon appointment to the European Commission.[31]
10 February 2015 Wicklow Independent Labour Party Anne Ferris loses the Labour Party whip for voting in favour of providing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.
13 March 2015 Dublin South-East Renua Ireland Independent Lucinda Creighton joins Renua Ireland on its foundation.[32]
13 March 2015 Wicklow Renua Ireland Independent Billy Timmins joins Renua Ireland on its foundation.[32]
13 March 2015 Dublin North-East Renua Ireland Independent Terence Flanagan joins Renua Ireland on its foundation.[32]
23 May 2015 Carlow–Kilkenny Fianna Fáil   Bobby Aylward wins the Carlow–Kilkenny by-election, taking the seat vacated by the resignation of Phil Hogan.[33]
29 May 2015 Clare Independent Labour Party Michael McNamara loses the Labour Party whip for voting against the sale of the State's stake in Aer Lingus.[34]
15 July 2015 Wicklow Social Democrats Independent Stephen Donnelly joins the Social Democrats on its foundation.[35]
15 July 2015 Kildare North Social Democrats Independent Catherine Murphy joins the Social Democrats on its foundation.[35]
15 July 2015 Dublin North-West Social Democrats Independent Róisín Shortall joins the Social Democrats on its foundation.[35]
16 July 2015 Wicklow Labour Party Independent Anne Ferris rejoins the parliamentary Labour Party.[36]
16 September 2015 Clare Labour Party Independent Michael McNamara rejoins the parliamentary Labour Party.[37]
26 September 2015 Dublin South-West Independent Labour Party Eamonn Maloney resigns from the Labour Party.[38]
24 November 2015 Cavan–Monaghan Independent Fine Gael Seán Conlan resigns from Fine Gael.[39]
14 January 2016 Galway West   Fine Gael Resignation of Brian Walsh due to health concerns.[40]

Retirements[edit]

The following members of the 31st Dáil did not stand for re-election to the 32nd Dáil.

Constituency Departing TD Party
Cork East Sandra McLellan[41] Sinn Féin
Donegal South-West Dinny McGinley[42] Fine Gael
Dublin Mid-West Robert Dowds[43] Labour Party
Dublin North-East Seán Kenny[44] Labour Party
Dublin South Olivia Mitchell[45] Fine Gael
Dublin South-Central Michael Conaghan[46] Labour Party
Dublin South-East Ruairi Quinn[47] Labour Party
Dublin South-West Pat Rabbitte[48] Labour Party
Dublin West Joe Higgins[49] Socialist Party
Dún Laoghaire Eamon Gilmore[50] Labour Party
Galway East Michael P. Kitt[51] Fianna Fáil
Galway West Brian Walsh[52] Fine Gael
Kerry South Tom Fleming[53] Independent
Kildare South Jack Wall[54] Labour Party
Limerick Dan Neville[55] Fine Gael
Louth Séamus Kirk[56] Fianna Fáil
Roscommon–South Leitrim Frank Feighan[57] Fine Gael
Sligo–North Leitrim Michael Colreavy[58] Sinn Féin
Wexford John Browne[59] Fianna Fáil
Wexford Liam Twomey[60] Fine Gael

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e Members of the Socialist Party, the People Before Profit Alliance and Workers and Unemployed Action campaigned together under the banner of the United Left Alliance (ULA), but only their individual party names appeared on the ballot paper.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Election 2016: President Higgins dissolves 31st Dáil". Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Collins, Stephen (8 March 2011). "Independents agree grouping". The Irish Times. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Election 2011 Results: National Summary". RTÉ News. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
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