Members of the 15th Dáil
This is a list of members who were elected to the 15th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1954 general election on 14 May 1954 and met on 2 June 1954. The 15th Dáil was dissolved by President Seán T. O'Kelly, at the request of the Taoiseach John A. Costello on 4 February 1957. The 15th Dáil lasted 1,022 days.
|15th Dáil Éireann|
|Meeting place||Leinster House|
|Term||2 June 1954 – 13 December 1956|
|Election||1954 general election|
|Government||Government of the 15th Dáil|
|Ceann Comhairle||Patrick Hogan|
|Taoiseach||John A. Costello|
|Chief Whip||Denis J. O'Sullivan|
|Leader of the Opposition||Éamon de Valera|
Composition of the 15th DáilEdit
|Party||May 1954||March 1957|
|•||Clann na Talmhan||5||5|
|Clann na Poblachta||3||3|
Government coalition parties denoted with bullets (•)
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 15th Dáil from June 1954.
- Note that this was not the official seating plan.
TDs by constituencyEdit
The list of the 147 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.
|13 December 1955||Limerick West||Fianna Fáil||Fine Gael||Michael Colbert (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of David Madden (FG)|
|29 February 1956||Kerry North||Clann na Poblachta||Clann na Poblachta||Kathleen O'Connor (CnaP) holds the seat vacated by the death of her father Johnny Connor (CnaP)|
|30 April 1956||Dublin North-East||Independent||Independent||Patrick Byrne (Ind) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father Alfie Byrne (Ind)|
|30 April 1956||Leix–Offaly||Fianna Fáil||Labour Party||Kieran Egan (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of William Davin (Lab)|
|2 August 1956||Cork Borough||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||John Galvin (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of Patrick McGrath (FF)|
|14 November 1956||Carlow–Kilkenny||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Martin Medlar (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of Thomas Walsh (FF)|
|14 November 1956||Dublin South-West||Fianna Fáil||Fine Gael||Noel Lemass (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Peadar Doyle (FG)|