Members of the 29th Dáil
This is a list of members who were elected to the 29th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 2002 general election on 17 May 2002 and met on 6 June 2002. The 29th Dáil was dissolved by President Mary McAleese, at the request of the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern on 26 April 2007. The 29th Dáil lasted 1788 days, the 3rd longest after the 28th Dáil and the 10th Dáil.
|29th Dáil Éireann|
|Legislative body||Dáil Éireann|
|Meeting place||Leinster House|
|Term||6 June 2002 – 26 April 2007|
|Election||2002 general election|
|Government||Government of the 29th Dáil|
|Ceann Comhairle||Rory O'Hanlon|
— Mary Harney
until 13 September 2006
|Chief Whip||Tom Kitt|
— Mary Hanafin
until 29 September 2004
|Leader of the Opposition||Enda Kenny|
Composition of the 29th DáilEdit
|Party||June 2002||April 2007|
Government coalition parties are denoted by "●".
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 29th Dáil from June 2002.
- Note that this was not the official seating plan.
List of TDsEdit
|6 June 2002||Carlow–Kilkenny||Labour Party||Ceann Comhairle||Séamus Pattison stands down as Ceann Comhairle|
|6 June 2002||Cavan–Monaghan||Ceann Comhairle||Fianna Fáil||Rory O'Hanlon is elected Ceann Comhairle|
|27 September 2003||Limerick West||Independent||Fianna Fáil||Michael J. Collins resigns from Fianna Fáil|
|5 May 2004||Mayo||Independent||Fianna Fáil||Beverley Flynn is expelled from Fianna Fáil|
|22 September 2004||Wexford||Fine Gael||Independent||Liam Twomey joins Fine Gael|
|31 October 2004||Kildare North||Fianna Fáil||Charlie McCreevy resigns his seat on appointment as European Commissioner|
|31 October 2004||Meath||Fine Gael||John Bruton resigns his seat on his appointment as EU Ambassador to the United States|
|11 March 2005||Meath||Fine Gael||Shane McEntee wins the seat vacated by John Bruton|
|11 March 2005||Kildare North||Independent||Catherine Murphy wins the seat vacated by Charlie McCreevy|
|26 July 2006||Donegal North-East||Fianna Fáil||Independent Fianna Fáil||Niall Blaney joins Fianna Fáil|