Members of the 17th Dáil
This is a list of members who were elected to the 17th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1961 general election on 4 October 1961 and met on 11 October 1961. The 17th Dáil was dissolved by President Éamon de Valera, at the request of the Taoiseach Seán Lemass on 18 March 1965. The 17th Dáil lasted 1,281 days.
|17th Dáil Éireann|
|Meeting place||Leinster House|
|Term||11 October 1961 – 11 March 1965|
|Election||1961 general election|
|Government||Government of the 17th Dáil|
|Ceann Comhairle||Patrick Hogan|
|Chief Whip||Joseph Brennan|
|Leader of the Opposition||James Dillon|
Composition of the 17th DáilEdit
|Party||Oct. 1961||April 1965|
|Clann na Talmhan||2||1|
|National Progressive Democrats||2||0|
|Clann na Poblachta||1||1|
Government party denoted with bullet (•)
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 17th Dáil from October 1961.
- Note that this was not the official seating plan.
TDs by constituencyEdit
The list of the 144 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.
|30 May 1963||Dublin North-East||Fine Gael||Fine Gael||Paddy Belton (FG) holds the seat vacated by the death of his brother Jack Belton (FG)|
|27 October 1963||Dublin South-East||Labour Party||National Progressive Democrats||Noël Browne (NPD) disbands the National Progressive Democrats and joins the Labour Party|
|27 October 1963||Roscommon||Labour Party||National Progressive Democrats||Jack McQuillan (NPD) disbands the National Progressive Democrats and joins the Labour Party|
|27 October 1963||Dublin County||Labour Party||Independent||Seán Dunne (Ind) joins the Labour Party|
|19 February 1964||Cork Borough||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Sheila Galvin (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of her husband John Galvin (FF)|
|19 February 1964||Kildare||Fianna Fáil||Labour Party||Terence Boylan (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of William Norton (Lab)|
|8 July 1964||Roscommon||Fine Gael||Fine Gael||Joan Burke (FG) holds the seat vacated by the death of her husband James Burke (FG)|
|3 December 1964||Galway East||Fine Gael||Clann na Talmhan||John Donnellan (FG) wins the seat vacated by the death of his father Michael Donnellan (CnaT)|
|10 March 1965||Cork Mid||Labour Party||Labour Party||Eileen Desmond (Lab) holds the seat vacated by the death of her husband Dan Desmond (Lab)|