Members of the 18th Dáil
This is a list of members who were elected to the 18th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1965 general election on 7 April 1965 and met on 21 April 1965. The 18th Dáil was dissolved by President Éamon de Valera, at the request of the Taoiseach Jack Lynch on 22 May 1969. The 18th Dáil lasted 1,281 days, and saw a change of Taoiseach from Seán Lemass to Jack Lynch.
|18th Dáil Éireann|
|Meeting place||Leinster House|
|Term||21 April 1965 – 21 May 1969|
|Election||1965 general election|
|Government||Government of the 18th Dáil|
|Ceann Comhairle||Cormac Breslin|
— Patrick Hogan
until 14 November 1967
— Seán Lemass
until 10 November 1966
|Chief Whip||Michael Carty|
|Leader of the Opposition||Liam Cosgrave|
Composition of the 18th DáilEdit
|Party||April 1965||June 1969|
|Clann na Poblachta||1||1|
Government party denoted with bullet (•)
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 18th Dáil from April 1965.
- 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.
|7 December 1966||Kerry South||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||John O'Leary (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of Honor Crowley (FF)|
|7 December 1966||Waterford||Fianna Fáil||Fine Gael||Fad Browne (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Thaddeus Lynch (FG)|
|1 November 1967||Kildare||Independent||Labour Party||Patrick Norton (Lab) resigns from the Labour Party|
|9 November 1967||Cork Borough||Fianna Fáil||Labour Party||Seán French (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Seán Casey (Lab)|
|9 November 1967||Limerick West||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Gerry Collins (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father James Collins (FF)|
|14 March 1968||Clare||Fianna Fáil||Fine Gael||Sylvester Barrett (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of William Murphy (FG)|
|14 March 1968||Wicklow||Fine Gael||Labour Party||Godfrey Timmins (FG) wins the seat vacated by the death of James Everett (Lab)|
|22 May 1968||Limerick East||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Desmond O'Malley (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of his uncle Donogh O'Malley (FF)|
|22 February 1969||Kildare||Fianna Fáil||Independent||Patrick Norton (Ind) joins Fianna Fáil|