Members of the 23rd Dáil
Members of the 21st Dáil
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Irish general election, 1977
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Members of the 22nd Dáil
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Irish general election, 1981
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Members of the 24th Dáil
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Members of the 25th Dáil
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Irish general election, 1987
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This is a list of the members who were elected to the 23rd Dáil Éireann
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, the lower house
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of the Oireachtas
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(legislature) of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
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. These TD
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s (Members of Parliament) were elected at the February 1982 general election on 18 February 1982 and met on 9 March 1982. The 23rd Dáil was dissolved by President
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, at the request of the Taoiseach
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Charles Haughey on 4 November 1982. The 23rd Dáil is the third shortest Dáil in history, lasting 279 days.
Composition of the 23rd Dáil
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Labour Party (Ireland)
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|Sinn Féin the Workers Party
Workers' Party of Ireland
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Democratic Socialist Party (Ireland)
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Government party denoted with bullet (•)
Graphical representationThis is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 23rd Dáil from March 1982.
- Note that this was not the official seating plan.
TDs by constituencyThe list of the 166 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.
- Government of the 23rd DáilGovernment of the 23rd DáilThe 23rd Dáil was elected at the first general election of 1982 on 18 February 1982 and first met on 9 March when the 18th Government of Ireland was appointed...
- Ministers of State of the 23rd DáilMinisters of State of the 23rd DáilOn 9 March 1982 the 18th Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. The new Fianna Fáil government was led by the Taoiseach Charles Haughey....
- Members of the 16th SeanadMembers of the 16th SeanadThis is a list of the members of the 16th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1982, after the February 1982 general election and served until the close of poll for the 17th Seanad in 1983.- Composition of the 16th Seanad :There...
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of IrelandParliamentary constituencies in the Republic of IrelandThe lower house of the Oireachtas , Dáil Éireann, contains 166 Teachtaí Dála , representing 43 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Republic of Ireland. Depending on its size, each constituency must have at least 3 members and a maximum of five members. The most recent ratio indicates that...