Members of the 20th Dáil
This is a list of members who were elected to the 20th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1973 general election on 26 February 1973 and met on 14 March 1973. The 20th Dáil was dissolved by President Patrick Hillery, at the request of the Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave on 25 May 1977. The 20th Dáil lasted 1,569 days.
|20th Dáil Éireann|
|Meeting place||Leinster House|
|Term||14 March 1973 – 25 May 1977|
|Election||1973 general election|
|Government||Government of the 20th Dáil|
|Ceann Comhairle||Seán Treacy|
|Chief Whip||John Kelly|
|Leader of the Opposition||Jack Lynch|
Composition of the 20th DáilEdit
|Party||Feb. 1973||June 1977|
Government coalition parties denoted with bullets (•)
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 20th Dáil from March 1973.
- 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.
|27 November 1973||Monaghan||Fine Gael||Fianna Fáil||Brendan Toal (FG) wins the seat vacated by Erskine H.Childers (FF) on his election to the Presidency|
|13 November 1974||Cork North-East||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Seán Brosnan (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of Liam Ahern (FF)|
|4 March 1975||Galway North-East||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Michael P. Kitt (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father Michael F. Kitt (FF)|
|4 March 1975||Galway West||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of her father Johnny Geoghegan (FF)|
|12 November 1975||Mayo West||Fine Gael||Fine Gael||Enda Kenny (FG) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father Henry Kenny (FG)|
|10 June 1976||Donegal North-East||Independent Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Paddy Keaveney (IFF) takes the seat vacated by the death of Liam Cunningham (FF)|
|10 June 1976||Dublin South-West||Labour Party||Fianna Fáil||Brendan Halligan (Lab) takes the seat vacated by the death of Noel Lemass (FF)|