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Members of the 18th Dáil

18th Dáil Éireann
17th Dáil 19th Dáil
Legislative body Dáil Éireann
Jurisdiction Ireland
Meeting place Leinster House
Term 21 April 1965 – 21 May 1969
Election 1965 general election
Government Government of the 18th Dáil
Members 144
Ceann Comhairle Cormac Breslin
Patrick Hogan
until 14 November 1967
Taoiseach Jack Lynch
Seán Lemass
until 10 November 1966
Tánaiste Frank Aiken
Chief Whip Michael Carty
Leader of the Opposition Liam Cosgrave
1st 21 April 1965 – 21 July 1965
2nd 20 October 1965 – 8 July 1966
3rd 27 September 1966 – 26 July 1967
4th 18 October 1967 – 11 July 1968
5th 23 October 1968 – 21 May 1969

This is a list of the 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.


  • Composition of the 18th Dáil 1
    • Graphical representation 1.1
  • TDs by constituency 2
  • Changes 3
  • See also 4

Composition of the 18th Dáil

Party April 1965 June 1969
Fianna Fáil 72 75
Fine Gael 47 46
Labour Party 21 19
Clann na Poblachta 1 1
Independent 2 2
Ceann Comhairle 1 1

Government party denoted with bullet ()

Graphical representation

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 constituency

The list of the 144 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.

Members of the 18th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Cork Borough
Cork Mid
Cork North–East
Cork South–West
Donegal North–East
Donegal South–West
Dublin County
Dublin North–Central
Dublin North–East
Dublin North–West
Dublin South–Central
Dublin South–East
Dublin South–West
Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown
Galway East
Galway West
Kerry North
Kerry South
Limerick East
Limerick West
Mayo North
Mayo South
Tipperary North
Tipperary South


Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
7 December 1966 Kerry South

John O'Leary (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of Honor Crowley (FF)
7 December 1966 Waterford

Fad Browne (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Thaddeus Lynch (FG)
9 November 1967 Cork Borough

Seán French (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Seán Casey (Lab)
9 November 1967 Limerick West

Gerry Collins (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father James Collins (FF)
14 March 1968 Clare

Sylvester Barrett (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of William Murphy (FG)
14 March 1968 Wicklow

Godfrey Timmins (FG) wins the seat vacated by the death of James Everett (Lab)
22 May 1968 Limerick East

Desmond O'Malley (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of his uncle Donogh O'Malley (FF)

See also

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