Members of the 24th Dáil
This is a list of members who were elected to the 24th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the November 1982 general election on 24 November 1982 and met on 14 December 1982. The 24th Dáil was dissolved by President Patrick Hillery, at the request of the Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald on 20 January 1987. The 24th Dáil lasted 1,546 days.
|24th Dáil Éireann|
|Legislative body||Dáil Éireann|
|Meeting place||Leinster House|
|Term||14 December 1982 – 20 January 1987|
|Election||November 1982 general election|
|Government||Government of the 24th Dáil|
|Ceann Comhairle||Tom Fitzpatrick|
— Dick Spring
until 20 January 1987
|Chief Whip||Fergus O'Brien|
— Seán Barrett
until 13 February 1986
|Leader of the Opposition||Charles Haughey|
Composition of the 24th DáilEdit
|Party||Nov. 1982||Feb. 1987|
Government coalition parties denoted with bullets (•)
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 24th Dáil from December 1982.
- Note that this was not the official seating plan.
TDs by constituencyEdit
The list of the 166 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.
|13 May 1983||Donegal South-West||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Cathal Coughlan (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of his brother Clement Coughlan (FF)|
|23 November 1983||Dublin Central||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Tom Leonard (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of George Colley (FF)|
|14 June 1984||Laois–Offaly||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Brian Cowen (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father Bernard Cowen (FF)|
|21 December 1985||Limerick East||Progressive Democrats||Fianna Fáil||Desmond O'Malley (FF) leaves Fianna Fáil and founds the Progressive Democrats|
|21 December 1985||Dublin South-West||Progressive Democrats||Fianna Fáil||Mary Harney (FF) leaves Fianna Fáil and joins the Progressive Democrats|
|December 1985||Galway West||Progressive Democrats||Fianna Fáil||Bobby Molloy (FF) leaves Fianna Fáil and joins the Progressive Democrats|
|December 1985||Cork South-Central||Progressive Democrats||Fianna Fáil||Pearse Wyse (FF) leaves Fianna Fáil and joins the Progressive Democrats|
|December 1985||Dublin Central||Progressive Democrats||Fine Gael||Michael Keating (FG) leaves Fine Gael and joins the Progressive Democrats|