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The 18th Dáil was elected at the 1965 general election on 7 April 1965. It first met on 21 April and the 11th Government of Ireland was appointed. It was the third time since the 1957 general election that Fianna Fáil formed a single-party government. The 18th Dáil lasted for 1,233 days.

11th Government of IrelandEdit

Government of the 18th Dáil
11th Government of Ireland
Date formed21 April 1965
Date dissolved10 November 1966
People and organisations
Head of stateÉamon de Valera
Head of governmentSeán Lemass
Deputy head of governmentFrank Aiken
Total no. of ministers14
Member partyFianna Fáil
Status in legislatureMajority Government
Opposition leaderLiam Cosgrave (Fine Gael)
History
Election(s)1965 general election
Legislature term(s)18th Dáil
Predecessor10th Government
Successor12th Government

The 11th Government of Ireland (21 April 1965 – 10 November 1966) was formed by Fianna Fáil. The nomination Seán Lemass as Taoiseach was approved by the Dáil by 72 votes to 67.[1]

The Ministers of the Government were approved by the Dáil on 21 April.[2]

Office Name Term
Taoiseach Seán Lemass 1965–66
Tánaiste Frank Aiken 1965–66
Minister for External Affairs
Minister for Agriculture Charles Haughey 1965–66
Minister for Defence Michael Hilliard 1965–66
Minister for Education George Colley 1965–66
Minister for Finance Jack Lynch 1965–66
Minister for the Gaeltacht Mícheál Ó Móráin 1965–66
Minister for Lands
Minister for Health Donogh O'Malley 1965–66
Minister for Industry and Commerce Patrick Hillery 1965–66
Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan 1965–66
Minister for Local Government Neil Blaney 1965–66
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Joseph Brennan 1965–66
Minister for Social Welfare Kevin Boland 1965–66
Minister for Transport and Power Erskine H. Childers 1965–66

Changes 13 July 1966Edit

Seán Flanagan was appointed to government on 6 July 1966.[3]
A reshuffle took place after the establishment of the Department of Labour
under the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1966 on 13 July 1966.[4]

Office Name Term
Minister for Education Donogh O'Malley 1966
Minister for Health Seán Flanagan 1966
Minister for Industry and Commerce George Colley 1966
Minister for Labour Patrick Hillery 1966

12th Government of IrelandEdit

Government of the 18th Dáil
12th Government of Ireland
Date formed10 November 1966
Date dissolved2 July 1969
People and organisations
Head of stateÉamon de Valera
Head of governmentJack Lynch
Deputy head of governmentFrank Aiken
Total no. of ministers14
Member partyFianna Fáil
Status in legislatureMajority Government
Opposition leaderLiam Cosgrave (Fine Gael)
History
Legislature term(s)18th Dáil
Predecessor11th Government
Successor13th Government

The 12th Government of Ireland (10 November 1966 – 2 July 1969) was formed by Fianna Fáil with Jack Lynch as Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass resigned as leader of Fianna Fáil and Jack Lynch won the leadership election to succeed him on 9 November 1966. On the following day, Lemass resigned as Taoiseach.[5] On the same day, the nomination of Jack Lynch as Taoiseach was approved by the Dáil by 71 votes to 64, and he was appointed by the president.[6]

The Ministers of the Government were approved by the Dáil on 16 November.[7]

Office Name Term
Taoiseach Jack Lynch 1966–69
Tánaiste Frank Aiken 1966–69
Minister for External Affairs
Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Neil Blaney 1966–69
Minister for Defence Michael Hilliard 1966–69
Minister for Education Donogh O'Malley 1966–68
Minister for Finance Charles Haughey 1966–69
Minister for the Gaeltacht Mícheál Ó Móráin 1966–69
Minister for Lands 1966–68
Minister for Health Seán Flanagan 1966–69
Minister for Industry and Commerce George Colley 1966–69
Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan 1966–68
Minister for Labour Patrick Hillery 1966–69
Minister for Local Government Kevin Boland 1966–69
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Erskine H. Childers 1966–69
Minister for Transport and Power
Minister for Social Welfare Joseph Brennan 1966–69

Changes 26 March 1968Edit

Changes following the death of Donogh O'Malley in March 1968.[8]

Office Name Term
Minister for Education Brian Lenihan 1968–69
Minister for Justice Mícheál Ó Móráin 1968–69
Minister for Lands Pádraig Faulkner 1968–69
Minister for the Gaeltacht

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Wednesday, 21 April 1965: Nomination of Taoiseach". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.; "Dáil Éireann debate - Wednesday, 21 April 1965: Appointment of Taoiseach". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Wednesday, 21 April 1965: Nomination of Members of Government". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Wednesday, 6 July 1966: Nomination of Member of Government". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.; "Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 7 July 1966: Appointment of Minister". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  4. ^ "S.I. No. 162/1966 - Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1966 (Appointed Day) Order 1966". Irish Statute Book. 12 July 1966. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 10 November 1966: Resignation of Taoiseach". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 10 November 1966: Nomination of Taoiseach". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.; "Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 10 November 1966: Appointment of Taoiseach". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 10 November 1966: Nomination of Members of Government". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.; "Dáil Éireann debate - Friday, 11 November 1966: Nomination of Members of Government". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.; "Dáil Éireann debate - Wednesday, 16 November 1966: Nomination of Members of Government". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Tuesday, 26 March 1968: Nomination of Member of Government". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.