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This is a list of the members elected to the 32nd Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (members of parliament) were elected at the 2016 general election on 26 February. That general election took place throughout the state to elect 158 members of Dáil Éireann, a reduction of 8 from the prior number of 166. This followed the passing of the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013.

32nd Dáil Éireann
31st Dáil
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Meeting placeLeinster House
Term10 March 2016 –
Election2016 general election
GovernmentGovernment of the 32nd Dáil
Ceann ComhairleSeán Ó Fearghaíl
TaoiseachLeo Varadkar
TánaisteSimon Coveney
Chief WhipSeán Kyne
Leader of the OppositionMicheál Martin
1st10 March 2016 – 21 July 2016
2nd27 September 2016 – 14 July 2017
3rd20 September 2017 – 12 July 2018
4th18 September 2018 – 11 July 2019
5th17 September 2019 –

The 32nd Dáil convened for the first time at 10.30 am on 10 March 2016.[1] Its first act was to elect a Ceann Comhairle.

Composition of the 32nd DáilEdit

Party Feb. 2016[na 1] Jul. 2019[na 2]
Fine Gael 49[na 3] 48
Fianna Fáil 44 43[na 4]
Sinn Féin 23 21
Labour Party 7 7
Solidarity–People Before Profit[na 5] 6 6
Independents 4 Change 4 1
Social Democrats 3 2
Green Party 2 2
Aontú N/A 1
Independent[nb 1] 19 22
Ceann Comhairle 1 1
Vacant 0 4
Total 158

Government party denoted by "●".

  1. ^ February 2016 column shows the state of parties after the 2016 general election.
  2. ^ July 2019 column shows the state of the parties after the European Parliament elections.
  3. ^ Fine Gael's total at the 2016 general election does not include the outgoing Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett, who was re-elected automatically.
  4. ^ Seán Ó Fearghaíl was elected as Ceann Comhairle, and so is not counted as a member of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party.
  5. ^ Known as Anti-Austerity Alliance–People Before Profit until March 2017.
Graphical representation of the 32nd Dáil at its first sitting on 10 March 2016 (after Seán Ó Fearghaíl (Fianna Fáil) had replaced Seán Barrett (Fine Gael) as Ceann Comhairle). Note that this is not the official seating plan.


Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl at the first sitting of the 32nd Dáil



Oireachtas CommitteesEdit

Committee Position Name Party
Agriculture, Food and the Marine Chair Pat Deering Fine Gael
Budgetary Oversight Chair John Paul Phelan Fine Gael
Children and Youth Affairs Chair Alan Farrell Fine Gael
Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Chair Hildegarde Naughton Fine Gael
Education and Social Protection Chair Fiona O'Loughlin Fianna Fáil
European Union Affairs Chair Michael Healy-Rae Independent
Vice Chair Terry Leyden Fianna Fáil
Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach Chair John McGuinness Fianna Fáil
Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defense Chair Brendan Smith Fianna Fáil
Vice Chair Maureen O'Sullivan Independent
Future of Healthcare Chair Róisín Shortall Social Democrats
Health Chair Michael Harty Independent
Housing, Planning and Local Government Chair Maria Bailey Fine Gael
Housing and Homelessness Chair John Curran Fianna Fáil
Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement Chair Kathleen Funchion Sinn Féin
Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Chair Catherine Connolly Independent
Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Chair Mary Butler Fianna Fáil
Justice and Equality Chair Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Sinn Féin
Members' Interests of Dáil Éireann Chair Maria Bailey Fine Gael
Petitions Chair Seán Sherlock Labour Party
Procedure and Privileges (Dáil) Chair Seán Ó Fearghaíl Fianna Fáil
  – Sub-Committee on Dáil Reform Chair Seán Ó Fearghaíl Fianna Fáil
Public Accounts Committee Chair Seán Fleming Fianna Fáil
Vice Chair Alan Kelly Labour Party
Rural Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht Chair Peadar Tóibín Sinn Féin
Social Protection Chair John Curran Fianna Fáil
Transport, Tourism and Sport Chair Brendan Griffin Fine Gael

TDs by partyEdit

This is a list of TDs elected to Dáil Éireann in the 2016 general election, sorted by party, before Seán Barrett stood down as Ceann Comhairle. Note this table is a record of the 2016 general election results, it is not a record of the current status of the Dáil. The Changes table below records all changes in party affiliation.

Party Name Constituency
Fine Gael (50) Maria Bailey[nb 2] Dún Laoghaire
Pat Breen Clare
Colm Brophy[nb 2] Dublin South-West
Richard Bruton Dublin Bay North
Peter Burke[nb 2] Longford–Westmeath
Catherine Byrne Dublin South-Central
Ciarán Cannon Galway East
Joe Carey Clare
Marcella Corcoran Kennedy Offaly
Simon Coveney Cork South-Central
Michael Creed Cork North-West
Jim Daly Cork South-West
Michael W. D'Arcy Wexford
John Deasy Waterford
Pat Deering Carlow–Kilkenny
Regina Doherty Meath East
Paschal Donohoe Dublin Central
Andrew Doyle Wicklow
Bernard Durkan Kildare North
Damien English Meath West
Alan Farrell Dublin Fingal
Frances Fitzgerald Dublin Mid-West
Peter Fitzpatrick Louth
Charles Flanagan Laois
Brendan Griffin Kerry
Simon Harris Wicklow
Martin Heydon Kildare South
Heather Humphreys Cavan–Monaghan
Paul Kehoe Wexford
Enda Kenny Mayo
Seán Kyne Galway West
Josepha Madigan[nb 2] Dublin Rathdown
Helen McEntee Meath East
Joe McHugh Donegal
Tony McLoughlin Sligo–Leitrim
Mary Mitchell O'Connor Dún Laoghaire
Dara Murphy Cork North-Central
Eoghan Murphy Dublin Bay South
Hildegarde Naughton[nb 2] Galway West
Tom Neville[nb 2] Limerick County
Michael Noonan Limerick City
Kate O'Connell[nb 2] Dublin Bay South
Patrick O'Donovan Limerick County
Fergus O'Dowd Louth
John Paul Phelan Carlow–Kilkenny
Michael Ring Mayo
Noel Rock[nb 2] Dublin North-West
David Stanton Cork East
Leo Varadkar Dublin West
Fianna Fáil (44) Bobby Aylward Carlow–Kilkenny
John Brassil[nb 2] Kerry
Declan Breathnach[nb 2] Louth
James Browne[nb 2] Wexford
Mary Butler[nb 2] Waterford
Thomas Byrne Meath East
Jackie Cahill[nb 2] Tipperary
Dara Calleary Mayo
Pat Casey[nb 2] Wicklow
Shane Cassells[nb 2] Meath West
Jack Chambers[nb 2] Dublin West
Lisa Chambers[nb 2] Mayo
Niall Collins Limerick County
Barry Cowen Offaly
John Curran Dublin Mid-West
Timmy Dooley Clare
Seán Fleming Laois
Pat "the Cope" Gallagher Donegal
Seán Haughey Dublin Bay North
Billy Kelleher Cork North-Central
John Lahart[nb 2] Dublin South-West
James Lawless[nb 2] Kildare North
Marc MacSharry[nb 2] Sligo–Leitrim
Micheál Martin Cork South-Central
Charlie McConalogue Donegal
Michael McGrath Cork South-Central
John McGuinness Carlow–Kilkenny
Aindrias Moynihan[nb 2] Cork North-West
Michael Moynihan Cork North-West
Eugene Murphy[nb 2] Roscommon–Galway
Margaret Murphy O'Mahony[nb 2] Cork South-West
Darragh O'Brien Dublin Fingal
Jim O'Callaghan[nb 2] Dublin Bay South
Éamon Ó Cuív Galway West
Willie O'Dea Limerick City
Seán Ó Fearghaíl Kildare South
Kevin O'Keeffe[nb 2] Cork East
Fiona O'Loughlin[nb 2] Kildare South
Frank O'Rourke[nb 2] Kildare North
Anne Rabbitte[nb 2] Galway East
Eamon Scanlon Sligo–Leitrim
Brendan Smith Cavan–Monaghan
Niamh Smyth[nb 2] Cavan–Monaghan
Robert Troy Longford–Westmeath
Sinn Féin (23) Gerry Adams Louth
John Brady[nb 2] Wicklow
Pat Buckley[nb 2] Cork East
Seán Crowe Dublin South-West
David Cullinane[nb 2] Waterford
Pearse Doherty Donegal
Dessie Ellis Dublin North-West
Martin Ferris Kerry
Kathleen Funchion[nb 2] Carlow–Kilkenny
Martin Kenny[nb 2] Sligo–Leitrim
Mary Lou McDonald Dublin Central
Denise Mitchell[nb 2] Dublin Bay North
Imelda Munster[nb 2] Louth
Carol Nolan[nb 2] Offaly
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Cavan–Monaghan
Jonathan O'Brien Cork North-Central
Eoin Ó Broin[nb 2] Dublin Mid-West
Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire[nb 2] Cork South-Central
Louise O'Reilly[nb 2] Dublin Fingal
Aengus Ó Snodaigh Dublin South-Central
Maurice Quinlivan[nb 2] Limerick City
Brian Stanley Laois
Peadar Tóibín Meath West
Labour Party (7) Joan Burton Dublin West
Brendan Howlin Wexford
Alan Kelly Tipperary
Jan O'Sullivan Limerick City
Willie Penrose Longford–Westmeath
Brendan Ryan Dublin Fingal
Seán Sherlock Cork East
AAA–PBP (6) Richard Boyd Barrett Dún Laoghaire
Mick Barry[nb 2] Cork North-Central
Ruth Coppinger Dublin West
Gino Kenny[nb 2] Dublin Mid-West
Paul Murphy Dublin South-West
Bríd Smith[nb 2] Dublin South-Central
Independents 4 Change (4) Tommy Broughan Dublin Bay North
Joan Collins Dublin South-Central
Clare Daly Dublin Fingal
Mick Wallace Wexford
Social Democrats (3) Stephen Donnelly Wicklow
Catherine Murphy Kildare North
Róisín Shortall Dublin North-West
Green Party (2) Catherine Martin[nb 2] Dublin Rathdown
Eamon Ryan Dublin Bay South
Independent (19) Seán Canney[nb 2][nb 3] Galway East
Séamus Healy Tipperary
Michael Collins[nb 2] Cork South-West
Catherine Connolly[nb 2] Galway West
Michael Fitzmaurice[nb 3] Roscommon–Galway
Noel Grealish Galway West
John Halligan[nb 3] Waterford
Danny Healy-Rae[nb 2] Kerry
Michael Healy-Rae Kerry
Michael Harty[nb 2] Clare
Michael Lowry Tipperary
Finian McGrath[nb 3] Dublin Bay North
Mattie McGrath Tipperary
Kevin "Boxer" Moran[nb 2][nb 3] Longford–Westmeath
Denis Naughten Roscommon–Galway
Maureen O'Sullivan Dublin Central
Thomas Pringle Donegal
Shane Ross[nb 3] Dublin Rathdown
Katherine Zappone[nb 2] Dublin South-West
Ceann Comhairle (1) Seán Barrett[nb 4] Dún Laoghaire

TDs by constituencyEdit

The list is given in alphabetical order by constituency. Party affiliations are given as they were at the time of election.

Members of the 32nd Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny Bobby Aylward Fianna Fáil
Pat Deering Fine Gael
Kathleen Funchion Sinn Féin
John McGuinness Fianna Fáil
John Paul Phelan Fine Gael
Cavan–Monaghan Heather Humphreys Fine Gael
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Sinn Féin
Brendan Smith Fianna Fáil
Niamh Smyth Fianna Fáil
Clare Pat Breen Fine Gael
Joe Carey Fine Gael
Timmy Dooley Fianna Fáil
Michael Harty Independent
Cork East Pat Buckley Sinn Féin
Kevin O'Keefe Fianna Fáil
Seán Sherlock Labour Party
David Stanton Fine Gael
Cork North-Central Mick Barry AAA–PBP
Billy Kelleher Fianna Fáil
Dara Murphy Fine Gael
Jonathan O'Brien Sinn Féin
Cork North-West Michael Creed Fine Gael
Aindrias Moynihan Fianna Fáil
Michael Moynihan Fianna Fáil
Cork South-Central Simon Coveney Fine Gael
Micheál Martin Fianna Fáil
Michael McGrath Fianna Fáil
Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire Sinn Féin
Cork South-West Michael Collins Independent
Jim Daly Fine Gael
Margaret Murphy O'Mahony Fianna Fáil
Donegal Pearse Doherty Sinn Féin
Pat "the Cope" Gallagher Fianna Fáil
Charlie McConalogue Fianna Fáil
Joe McHugh Fine Gael
Thomas Pringle Independent
Dublin Bay North Tommy Broughan Inds. 4 Change
Richard Bruton Fine Gael
Seán Haughey Fianna Fáil
Finian McGrath Independent
Denise Mitchell Sinn Féin
Dublin Bay South Eoghan Murphy Fine Gael
Jim O'Callaghan Fianna Fáil
Kate O'Connell Fine Gael
Eamon Ryan Green Party
Dublin Central Paschal Donohoe Fine Gael
Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Féin
Maureen O'Sullivan Independent
Dublin Fingal Clare Daly Inds. 4 Change
Alan Farrell Fine Gael
Darragh O'Brien Fianna Fáil
Louise O'Reilly Sinn Féin
Brendan Ryan Labour Party
Dublin Mid-West John Curran Fianna Fáil
Frances Fitzgerald Fine Gael
Gino Kenny AAA–PBP
Eoin Ó Broin Sinn Féin
Dublin North-West Dessie Ellis Sinn Féin
Noel Rock Fine Gael
Róisín Shortall Social Democrats
Dublin Rathdown Josepha Madigan Fine Gael
Catherine Martin Green Party
Shane Ross Independent
Dublin South-Central Catherine Byrne Fine Gael
Joan Collins Inds. 4 Change
Aengus Ó Snodaigh Sinn Féin
Bríd Smith AAA–PBP
Dublin South-West Colm Brophy Fine Gael
Seán Crowe Sinn Féin
John Lahart Fianna Fáil
Paul Murphy AAA–PBP
Katherine Zappone Independent
Dublin West Joan Burton Labour Party
Jack Chambers Fianna Fáil
Ruth Coppinger AAA–PBP
Leo Varadkar Fine Gael
Dún Laoghaire Maria Bailey Fine Gael
Seán Barrett Ceann Comhairle
Richard Boyd Barrett AAA–PBP
Mary Mitchell O'Connor Fine Gael
Galway East Seán Canney Independent
Ciarán Cannon Fine Gael
Anne Rabbitte Fianna Fáil
Galway West Catherine Connolly Independent
Noel Grealish Independent
Seán Kyne Fine Gael
Hildegarde Naughton Fine Gael
Éamon Ó Cuív Fianna Fáil
Kerry John Brassil Fianna Fáil
Martin Ferris Sinn Féin
Brendan Griffin Fine Gael
Danny Healy-Rae Independent
Michael Healy-Rae Independent
Kildare North Bernard Durkan Fine Gael
James Lawless Fianna Fáil
Catherine Murphy Social Democrats
Frank O'Rourke Fianna Fáil
Kildare South Martin Heydon Fine Gael
Seán Ó Fearghaíl Fianna Fáil
Fiona O'Loughlin Fianna Fáil
Laois Charles Flanagan Fine Gael
Seán Fleming Fianna Fáil
Brian Stanley Sinn Féin
Limerick County Niall Collins Fianna Fáil
Tom Neville Fine Gael
Patrick O'Donovan Fine Gael
Limerick City Michael Noonan Fine Gael
Willie O'Dea Fianna Fáil
Jan O'Sullivan Labour Party
Maurice Quinlivan Sinn Féin
Longford–Westmeath Peter Burke Fine Gael
Kevin "Boxer" Moran Independent
Willie Penrose Labour Party
Robert Troy Fianna Fáil
Louth Gerry Adams Sinn Féin
Declan Breathnach Fianna Fáil
Peter Fitzpatrick Fine Gael
Imelda Munster Sinn Féin
Fergus O'Dowd Fine Gael
Mayo Dara Calleary Fianna Fáil
Lisa Chambers Fianna Fáil
Enda Kenny Fine Gael
Michael Ring Fine Gael
Meath East Thomas Byrne Fianna Fáil
Regina Doherty Fine Gael
Helen McEntee Fine Gael
Meath West Shane Cassells Fianna Fáil
Damien English Fine Gael
Peadar Tóibín Sinn Féin
Offaly Marcella Corcoran Kennedy Fine Gael
Barry Cowen Fianna Fáil
Carol Nolan Sinn Féin
Roscommon–Galway Eugene Murphy Fianna Fáil
Michael Fitzmaurice Independent
Denis Naughten Independent
Sligo–Leitrim Martin Kenny Sinn Féin
Marc MacSharry Fianna Fáil
Tony McLoughlin Fine Gael
Eamon Scanlon Fianna Fáil
Tipperary Jackie Cahill Fianna Fáil
Séamus Healy Independent
Alan Kelly Labour Party
Michael Lowry Independent
Mattie McGrath Independent
Waterford Mary Butler Fianna Fáil
David Cullinane Sinn Féin
John Deasy Fine Gael
John Halligan Independent
Wexford James Browne Fianna Fáil
Michael W. D'Arcy Fine Gael
Brendan Howlin Labour Party
Paul Kehoe Fine Gael
Mick Wallace Inds. 4 Change
Wicklow John Brady Sinn Féin
Pat Casey Fianna Fáil
Stephen Donnelly Social Democrats
Andrew Doyle Fine Gael
Simon Harris Fine Gael

Technical groupsEdit

In the wake of the 2016 general election, which saw a significant increase in the number of TDs elected as independents or from small parties in the 32nd Dáil, the Dáil standing orders were extensively revised to reduce the minimum number for formation of a technical group from seven TDs to five, and to allow multiple technical groups to exist in parallel. As of January 2018, there are three groups; Independents 4 Change Group (7), Social Democrats-Green Party Group (5) and the Rural Independents Group (7).[2]

Independents 4 Change GroupEdit

Party Name Constituency
Independents 4 Change (3) Joan Collins Dublin South-Central
Clare Daly Dublin Fingal
Mick Wallace Wexford
Independent (4)
Tommy Broughan Dublin Bay North
Catherine Connolly Galway West
Maureen O'Sullivan Dublin Central
Thomas Pringle Donegal

Social Democrats-Green Party GroupEdit

Party Name Constituency
Social Democrats (2) Catherine Murphy Kildare North
Róisín Shortall Dublin North-West
Green Party (2) Catherine Martin Dublin Rathdown
Eamon Ryan Dublin Bay South
Independent (1) Séamus Healy Tipperary

Rural Independents GroupEdit

Party Name[3] Constituency
Independent (7) Michael Collins Cork South-West
Noel Grealish Galway West
Danny Healy-Rae Kerry
Michael Healy-Rae Kerry
Michael Harty Clare
Michael Lowry Tipperary
Mattie McGrath Tipperary

Outgoing Senators elected to DáilEdit

Senators elected to the Dáil left their Seanad seats vacant for the remaining weeks of the 24th Seanad.


For the first time, two siblings were elected to Dáil Éireann from the same constituency: Michael and Danny Healy-Rae for Kerry.[4]

Having become the first openly lesbian member of the Oireachtas and the first member in a recognised same-sex relationship with her Seanad nomination in 2011, Katherine Zappone also became the first openly lesbian Teachta Dála (TD) after being elected to the Dáil in 2016, and later the first openly lesbian member of government.[5]

Independents 4 Change and the Social Democrats had their first TDs.

On 14 June 2017 Leo Varadkar became the first openly gay Taoiseach.[6]


Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
10 March 2016 Dún Laoghaire Fine Gael Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett stands down as Ceann Comhairle.
10 March 2016 Kildare South Ceann Comhairle Fianna Fáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl is elected as Ceann Comhairle.

26 July 2016 Dublin Bay North Independent Inds. 4 Change Tommy Broughan leaves Independents 4 Change.
5 September 2016 Wicklow Independent Social Democrats Stephen Donnelly leaves the Social Democrats.
2 February 2017 Wicklow Fianna Fáil Independent Stephen Donnelly joins Fianna Fáil.
22 March 2018 Offaly Independent Sinn Féin Carol Nolan was suspended from Sinn Féin for voting against legislation to allow for a referendum on repealing the Eight Amendment.[7] She resigned from Sinn Féin in June 2018.
2 October 2018 Louth Independent Fine Gael Peter Fitzpatrick resigns from Fine Gael.[8]
15 November 2018 Meath West Independent Sinn Féin Peadar Tóibín resigns from Sinn Féin.[9]
28 January 2019 Meath West Aontú Independent Peadar Tóibín founds a new political party called Aontú.[10]
1 July 2019 Dublin Fingal   Inds. 4 Change Resignation of Clare Daly after her election to the European Parliament.[11]
1 July 2019 Dublin Mid-West   Fine Gael Resignation of Frances Fitzgerald after her election to the European Parliament.[11]
1 July 2019 Cork North-Central   Fianna Fáil Resignation of Billy Kelleher after his election to the European Parliament.[11]
1 July 2019 Wexford   Inds. 4 Change Resignation of Mick Wallace after his election to the European Parliament.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ This includes 7 TDs in the rural technical group, 3 of 7 TDs in the independents for change technical group and 5 members of the independent alliance and Seamus Healy.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az TD who was elected for the first time at the 2016 general election.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Campaigned under the banner of the Independent Alliance, but appeared as a normal Independent on the ballot paper.
  4. ^ In accordance with Article 16.6 of the Constitution of Ireland as the outgoing Ceann Comhairle Séan Barrett is deemed to be automatically returned


  1. ^ "Election 2016: President Higgins dissolves 31st Dáil". Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Three new technical groups to form for new Dáil term". The Irish Times. 27 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Dáil and Seanad Chamber Seating Plans". Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  4. ^ McGuill, Dan (28 February 2016). "Michael and Danny will be the first siblings elected to the same constituency".
  5. ^ Ireland's first lesbian TD hopes to represent LGBT community in Dáil
  6. ^ Armstrong, Kelly (2 June 2017). "'Significant step for equality'- the world reacts to Leo Varadkar becoming the new Fine Gael leader -". Archived from the original on 2 June 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  7. ^ Simpson, Claire (22 March 2018). "Sinn Féin TD Carol Nolan suspended from party over abortion vote". The Irish News.
  8. ^ "'Isolated' Peter Fitzpatrick resigns from Fine Gael". RTÉ News. 2 October 2018.
  9. ^ Hennessy, Michelle (15 November 2018). "Peadar Tóibín resigns from Sinn Féin and hints about setting up a new party". Archived from the original on 15 November 2018. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  10. ^ Lehane, Mícheál (28 January 2019). "Tóibín reveals name of new political party". RTÉ News. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  11. ^ a b c d Loughlin, Elaine (27 June 2019). "New MEPs say goodbye to Dail politics; Billy Kelleher pays tribute to people of Cork North Central". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2 July 2019.