Members of the 27th Dáil

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This is a list of members who were elected to the 27th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1992 general election on 25 November 1992 and met on 14 December 1992. The 27th Dáil was dissolved by President Mary Robinson, at the request of the Taoiseach John Bruton on 15 May 1997. The 27th Dáil lasted 1,654 days, and saw a change of Taoiseach from Albert Reynolds to John Bruton. The 27th Dáil was unique in that a change of Taoiseach and government took place in 1994 without the need for a general election to be called.

27th Dáil Éireann
26th Dáil 28th Dáil
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Meeting placeLeinster House
Term14 December 1992 – 15 May 1997
Election1992 general election
Government23rd Government of Ireland (1993–94)
24th Government of Ireland (1994–97)
Ceann ComhairleSeán Treacy
TaoiseachJohn Bruton
Albert Reynolds
until 15 December 1994
TánaisteDick Spring
Bertie Ahern
until 15 December 1994
Dick Spring
until 17 November 1994
John Wilson
until 12 January 1993
Chief WhipJim Higgins
Seán Barrett
until 23 May 1995
Noel Dempsey
until 15 December 1994
of the Opposition
Bertie Ahern
John Bruton
until 15 December 1994
1st14 December 1992 – 21 July 1993
2nd20 September 1993 – 1 July 1994
3rd25 August 1994 – 26 July 1995
4th20 September 1995 – 25 July 1996
5th25 September 1996 – 15 May 1997

Composition of the 27th DáilEdit

Party Nov. 1992 June 1997
Fianna Fáil 68 67
Fine Gael 45 47
Labour Party 33 32
Progressive Democrats 10 9
Democratic Left 4 6
Green Party 1 1
Independent 4 3
Ceann Comhairle 1 1

Graphical representationEdit

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 27th Dáil from January 1993.


  • 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.

Members of the 27th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny Liam Aylward Fianna Fáil
John Browne Fine Gael
Phil Hogan Fine Gael
M. J. Nolan Fianna Fáil
Séamus Pattison Labour Party
Cavan–Monaghan Andrew Boylan Fine Gael
Seymour Crawford Fine Gael
Jimmy Leonard Fianna Fáil
Rory O'Hanlon Fianna Fáil
Brendan Smith Fianna Fáil
Clare Moosajee Bhamjee Labour Party
Donal Carey Fine Gael
Síle de Valera Fianna Fáil
Tony Killeen Fianna Fáil
Cork East Michael Ahern Fianna Fáil
Paul Bradford Fine Gael
Ned O'Keeffe Fianna Fáil
John Mulvihill Labour Party
Cork North-Central Bernard Allen Fine Gael
Liam Burke Fine Gael
Gerry O'Sullivan Labour Party
Máirín Quill Progressive Democrats
Dan Wallace Fianna Fáil
Cork North-West Michael Creed Fine Gael
Donal Moynihan Fianna Fáil
Frank Crowley Fine Gael
Cork South-Central Peter Barry Fine Gael
Pat Cox Progressive Democrats
Micheál Martin Fianna Fáil
Batt O'Keeffe Fianna Fáil
Toddy O'Sullivan Labour Party
Cork South-West Jim O'Keeffe Fine Gael
P. J. Sheehan Fine Gael
Joe Walsh Fianna Fáil
Donegal North-East Neil Blaney Independent Fianna Fáil
Paddy Harte Fine Gael
Jim McDaid Fianna Fáil
Donegal South-West Mary Coughlan Fianna Fáil
Pat "the Cope" Gallagher Fianna Fáil
Dinny McGinley Fine Gael
Dublin Central Bertie Ahern Fianna Fáil
Joe Costello Labour Party
Tony Gregory Independent
Jim Mitchell Fine Gael
Dublin North Ray Burke Fianna Fáil
Nora Owen Fine Gael
Seán Ryan Labour Party
Trevor Sargent Green Party
Dublin North-Central Richard Bruton Fine Gael
Ivor Callely Fianna Fáil
Seán Haughey Fianna Fáil
Derek McDowell Labour Party
Dublin North-East Tommy Broughan Labour Party
Liam Fitzgerald Fianna Fáil
Seán Kenny Labour Party
Michael Woods Fianna Fáil
Dublin North-West Noel Ahern Fianna Fáil
Mary Flaherty Fine Gael
Proinsias De Rossa Democratic Left
Róisín Shortall Labour Party
Dublin South Séamus Brennan Fianna Fáil
Eithne FitzGerald Labour Party
Tom Kitt Fianna Fáil
Liz O'Donnell Progressive Democrats
Alan Shatter Fine Gael
Dublin South-Central Ben Briscoe Fianna Fáil
Gay Mitchell Fine Gael
John O'Connell Fianna Fáil
Pat Upton Labour Party
Dublin South-East Frances Fitzgerald Fine Gael
Michael McDowell Progressive Democrats
Ruairi Quinn Labour Party
Eoin Ryan Fianna Fáil
Dublin South-West Chris Flood Fianna Fáil
Mary Harney Progressive Democrats
Pat Rabbitte Democratic Left
Mervyn Taylor Labour Party
Eamonn Walsh Labour Party
Dublin West Austin Currie Fine Gael
Joan Burton Labour Party
Liam Lawlor Fianna Fáil
Brian Lenihan Snr Fianna Fáil
Dún Laoghaire David Andrews Fianna Fáil
Seán Barrett Fine Gael
Niamh Bhreathnach Labour Party
Eamon Gilmore Democratic Left
Helen Keogh Progressive Democrats
Galway East Paul Connaughton Snr Fine Gael
Michael P. Kitt Fianna Fáil
Noel Treacy Fianna Fáil
Galway West Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 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 Breeda Moynihan-Cronin Labour Party
John O'Donoghue Fianna Fáil
John O'Leary Fianna Fáil
Kildare Alan Dukes Fine Gael
Bernard Durkan Fine Gael
Charlie McCreevy Fianna Fáil
Seán Power Fianna Fáil
Emmet Stagg Labour Party
Laois–Offaly Ger Connolly Fianna Fáil
Brian Cowen Fianna Fáil
Charles Flanagan Fine Gael
Pat Gallagher Labour Party
Liam Hyland Fianna Fáil
Limerick East Peadar Clohessy Progressive Democrats
Jim Kemmy Labour Party
Michael Noonan Fine Gael
Willie O'Dea Fianna Fáil
Desmond O'Malley Progressive Democrats
Limerick West Gerry Collins Fianna Fáil
Michael Finucane Fine Gael
Michael J. Noonan Fianna Fáil
Longford–Roscommon John Connor Fine Gael
Seán Doherty Fianna Fáil
Tom Foxe Independent
Albert Reynolds Fianna Fáil
Louth Dermot Ahern Fianna Fáil
Michael Bell Labour Party
Séamus Kirk Fianna Fáil
Brendan McGahon Fine Gael
Mayo East Jim Higgins Fine Gael
Tom Moffatt Fianna Fáil
P. J. Morley Fianna Fáil
Mayo West Pádraig Flynn Fianna Fáil
Enda Kenny Fine Gael
Séamus Hughes Fianna Fáil
Meath John Bruton Fine Gael
Noel Dempsey Fianna Fáil
Brian Fitzgerald Labour Party
Colm Hilliard Fianna Fáil
Mary Wallace Fianna Fáil
Sligo–Leitrim Declan Bree Labour Party
Matt Brennan Fianna Fáil
John Ellis Fianna Fáil
Ted Nealon Fine Gael
Tipperary North Michael Lowry Fine Gael
John Ryan Labour Party
Michael Smith Fianna Fáil
Tipperary South Theresa Ahearn Fine Gael
Noel Davern Fianna Fáil
Michael Ferris Labour Party
Seán Treacy Ceann Comhairle
Waterford Martin Cullen Progressive Democrats
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
Avril Doyle Fine Gael
Brendan Howlin Labour Party
Ivan Yates Fine Gael
Wicklow Johnny Fox Independent
Joe Jacob Fianna Fáil
Liam Kavanagh Labour Party
Liz McManus Democratic Left
Godfrey Timmins Fine Gael


Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
9 June 1994 Dublin South-Central Democratic Left Fianna Fáil Eric Byrne (DL) takes the seat vacated by the resignation of John O'Connell (FF)
9 June 1994 Mayo West Fine Gael Fianna Fáil Michael Ring (FG) takes the seat vacated by the resignation of Pádraig Flynn (FF)
10 November 1994 Cork North-Central Democratic Left Labour Party Kathleen Lynch (DL) takes the seat vacated by the death of Gerry O'Sullivan (Lab)
10 November 1994 Cork South-Central Fine Gael Progressive Democrats Hugh Coveney (FG) takes the seat vacated by the resignation of Pat Cox (PD)
29 June 1995 Wicklow Independent Independent Mildred Fox (Ind) holds the seat vacated by the death of her father Johnny Fox (Ind)
2 April 1996 Donegal North-East Fianna Fáil Independent Fianna Fáil Cecilia Keaveney (FF) takes the seat vacated by the death of Neil Blaney (Ind FF)
2 April 1996 Dublin West Fianna Fáil Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan Jnr (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father Brian Lenihan Snr (FF)

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