Members of the 19th Dáil

This is a list of members who were elected to the 19th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1969 general election on 18 June 1969 and met on 2 July 1969. The 19th Dáil was dissolved by President Éamon de Valera, at the request of the Taoiseach Jack Lynch on 5 February 1973. The 19th Dáil lasted 1,351 days.

19th Dáil Éireann
18th Dáil 20th Dáil
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Legislative bodyDáil Éireann
Meeting placeLeinster House
Term2 July 1969 – 5 February 1973
Election1969 general election
GovernmentGovernment of the 19th Dáil
Ceann ComhairleCormac Breslin
TaoiseachJack Lynch
TánaisteErskine H. Childers
Chief WhipDavid Andrews
Desmond O'Malley
until 7 May 1970
Leader of the OppositionLiam Cosgrave
1st2 July 1969 – 23 July 1969
2nd22 October 1969 – 30 July 1970
3rd28 October 1970 – 6 August 1971
4th20 October 1971 – 14 July 1972
5th25 October 1972 – 14 December 1972

Composition of the 19th DáilEdit

Party June 1969 Feb. 1973
Fianna Fáil 74 74
Fine Gael 50 51
Labour Party 18 17
Independent 1 1
Ceann Comhairle 1 1

Government party denoted with bullet ()

Graphical representationEdit

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 19th Dáil from July 1969.


  • 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.

Members of the 19th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny Kieran Crotty Fine Gael
Jim Gibbons Fianna Fáil
Desmond Governey Fine Gael
Tom Nolan Fianna Fáil
Séamus Pattison Labour Party
Cavan Tom Fitzpatrick Fine Gael
Patrick O'Reilly Fine Gael
Paddy Smith Fianna Fáil
Clare Sylvester Barrett Fianna Fáil
Patrick Hillery Fianna Fáil
Frank Taylor Fine Gael
Clare–Galway South Michael Carty Fianna Fáil
Brigid Hogan-O'Higgins Fine Gael
Bill Loughnane Fianna Fáil
Cork City North-West Liam Burke Fine Gael
Seán French Fianna Fáil
Jack Lynch Fianna Fáil
Cork City South-East Peter Barry Fine Gael
Gus Healy Fianna Fáil
Pearse Wyse Fianna Fáil
Cork Mid Philip Burton Fine Gael
Donal Creed Fine Gael
Paddy Forde Fianna Fáil
Thomas Meaney Fianna Fáil
Cork North-East Richard Barry Fine Gael
Seán Brosnan Fianna Fáil
Gerard Cott Fine Gael
Jerry Cronin Fianna Fáil
Cork South-West Flor Crowley Fianna Fáil
Michael Murphy Labour Party
John O'Sullivan Fine Gael
Donegal–Leitrim Joseph Brennan Fianna Fáil
Cormac Breslin Ceann Comhairle
Patrick O'Donnell Fine Gael
Donegal North-East Neil Blaney Fianna Fáil
Liam Cunningham Fianna Fáil
Paddy Harte Fine Gael
Dublin Central Frank Cluskey Labour Party
Vivion de Valera Fianna Fáil
Maurice E. Dockrell Fine Gael
Tom Fitzpatrick Fianna Fáil
Dublin County North Patrick Burke Fianna Fáil
Mark Clinton Fine Gael
Des Foley Fianna Fáil
Justin Keating Labour Party
Dublin County South Kevin Boland Fianna Fáil
Richard Burke Fine Gael
Tom O'Higgins Fine Gael
Dublin North-Central Luke Belton Fine Gael
George Colley Fianna Fáil
Celia Lynch Fianna Fáil
Michael O'Leary Labour Party
Dublin North-East Paddy Belton Fine Gael
Charles Haughey Fianna Fáil
Conor Cruise O'Brien Labour Party
Eugene Timmons Fianna Fáil
Dublin North-West Hugh Byrne Fine Gael
Richard Gogan Fianna Fáil
David Thornley Labour Party
Jim Tunney Fianna Fáil
Dublin South-Central Philip Brady Fianna Fáil
Ben Briscoe Fianna Fáil
John O'Donovan Labour Party
Richie Ryan Fine Gael
Dublin South-East Noël Browne Labour Party
Garret FitzGerald Fine Gael
Seán Moore Fianna Fáil
Dublin South-West Joseph Dowling Fianna Fáil
Seán Dunne Labour Party
Noel Lemass Fianna Fáil
John O'Connell Labour Party
Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown David Andrews Fianna Fáil
Liam Cosgrave Fine Gael
Barry Desmond Labour Party
H. Percy Dockrell Fine Gael
Galway North-East John Donnellan Fine Gael
Thomas Hussey Fianna Fáil
Michael F. Kitt Fianna Fáil
Galway West Fintan Coogan Snr Fine Gael
Johnny Geoghegan Fianna Fáil
Bobby Molloy Fianna Fáil
Kerry North Gerard Lynch Fine Gael
Tom McEllistrim Fianna Fáil
Dan Spring Labour Party
Kerry South Michael Begley Fine Gael
Timothy O'Connor Fianna Fáil
John O'Leary Fianna Fáil
Kildare Terence Boylan Fianna Fáil
Paddy Power Fianna Fáil
Gerard Sweetman Fine Gael
Laois–Offaly Ger Connolly Fianna Fáil
Bernard Cowen Fianna Fáil
Tom Enright Fine Gael
Oliver J. Flanagan Fine Gael
Patrick Lalor Fianna Fáil
Limerick East Stephen Coughlan Labour Party
Michael Herbert Fianna Fáil
Tom O'Donnell Fine Gael
Desmond O'Malley Fianna Fáil
Limerick West Gerry Collins Fianna Fáil
Michael J. Noonan Fianna Fáil
Denis Jones Fine Gael
Longford–Westmeath Frank Carter Fianna Fáil
Patrick Lenihan Fianna Fáil
Gerry L'Estrange Fine Gael
Joe Sheridan Independent
Louth Frank Aiken Fianna Fáil
Paddy Donegan Fine Gael
Pádraig Faulkner Fianna Fáil
Mayo East Martin Finn Fine Gael
Seán Flanagan Fianna Fáil
Thomas O'Hara Fine Gael
Mayo West Henry Kenny Fine Gael
Joseph Lenehan Fianna Fáil
Mícheál Ó Móráin Fianna Fáil
Meath John Bruton Fine Gael
Michael Hilliard Fianna Fáil
James Tully Labour Party
Monaghan Erskine H. Childers Fianna Fáil
John Conlan Fine Gael
Billy Fox Fine Gael
Roscommon–Leitrim Joan Burke Fine Gael
Hugh Gibbons Fianna Fáil
Brian Lenihan Fianna Fáil
Sligo–Leitrim James Gallagher Fianna Fáil
Joseph McLoughlin Fine Gael
Ray MacSharry Fianna Fáil
Tipperary North Thomas Dunne Fine Gael
Michael O'Kennedy Fianna Fáil
Michael Smith Fianna Fáil
Tipperary South Noel Davern Fianna Fáil
Jackie Fahey Fianna Fáil
Patrick Hogan Fine Gael
Seán Treacy Labour Party
Waterford Fad Browne Fianna Fáil
Edward Collins Fine Gael
Billy Kenneally Fianna Fáil
Wexford Lorcan Allen Fianna Fáil
Seán Browne Fianna Fáil
Brendan Corish Labour Party
Anthony Esmonde Fine Gael
Wicklow Paudge Brennan Fianna Fáil
Liam Kavanagh Labour Party
Godfrey Timmins Fine Gael


Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
4 March 1970 Dublin South-West Fianna Fáil Labour Party Seán Sherwin (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Seán Dunne (Lab)
14 April 1970 Kildare Fine Gael Fine Gael Patrick Malone (FG) holds the seat vacated by the death of Gerard Sweetman (FG)
14 April 1970 Longford–Westmeath Fine Gael Fianna Fáil Patrick Cooney (FG) wins the seat vacated by the death of Patrick Lenihan (FF)
2 December 1970 Donegal–Leitrim Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Patrick Delap (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Patrick O'Donnell (FG)
2 December 1970 Dublin County South Fine Gael Fianna Fáil Larry McMahon (FG) wins the seat vacated by the resignation of Kevin Boland (FF)
2 August 1970 Cork Mid Fianna Fáil Fianna Fáil Gene Fitzgerald (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of Paddy Forde (FF)
19 September 1971 Dublin South-West Aontacht Éireann Fianna Fáil Seán Sherwin switches party[1]
26 June 1972 Donegal North-East Independent Fianna Fáil Fianna Fáil Neil Blaney expelled from Fianna Fáil[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kilfeather, Frank (17 September 1971). "T.D. to resign from Fianna Fáil and join Boland's new party". The Irish Times. p. 1. Retrieved 22 June 2009.
  2. ^ McInerney, Michael (27 June 1972). "Blaney expelled from Fianna Fáil: decisive majority vote". The Irish Times. p. 9. Retrieved 19 June 2009.