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This is a list of the members who were elected to the 29th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Teachtaí Dála (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 2002 general election. The 29th Dáil was dissolved by President Mary McAleese, at the request of the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern on 29 April 2007. The 29th Dáil lasted 1788 days, the 3rd longest after the 28th Dáil and the 10th Dáil.


Composition of the 29th Dáil

Party June 2002 April 2007
Fianna Fáil 81 78
Fine Gael 31 32
Labour Party 20 21
Progressive Democrats 8 8
Green Party 6 6
Sinn Féin 5 5
Socialist Party 1 1
Independents 13 14
Ceann Comhairle 1 1

Government coalition parties denoted with bullets ()

Graphical representation

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 29th Dáil. Note that this is not a seating plan, or a reflection of the usual seats taken by parties in the House.

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TDs by party

This is a list of the 166 TDs elected to Dáil Éireann in the 2002 general election, sorted by party. The Changes table below records all changes in party affiliation during the 29th Dáil.

Party Name Constituency
Fianna Fáil (81) Bertie Ahern Dublin Central
Dermot Ahern Louth
Michael Ahern Cork East
Noel Ahern Dublin North West
Barry Andrews Dún Laoghaire
Seán Ardagh Dublin South Central
Liam Aylward Carlow–Kilkenny
Johnny Brady Meath
Martin Brady Dublin North East
Séamus Brennan Dublin South
John Browne Wexford
Joe Callanan Galway East
Ivor Callely Dublin North Central
Pat Carey Dublin North West
John Carty Mayo
Donie Cassidy Westmeath
Michael J. Collins Limerick West
Mary Coughlan Donegal South West
Brian Cowen Laois–Offaly
John Cregan Limerick West
Martin Cullen Waterford
John Curran Dublin Mid West
Noel Davern Tipperary South
Síle de Valera Clare
Noel Dempsey Meath
Tony Dempsey Wexford
John Dennehy Cork South Central
Jimmy Devins Sligo–Leitrim
John Ellis Sligo–Leitrim
Frank Fahey Galway West
Michael Finneran Longford–Roscommon
Dermot Fitzpatrick Dublin Central
Seán Fleming Laois–Offaly
Beverley Flynn Mayo
Pat "the Cope" Gallagher Donegal South West
Jim Glennon Dublin North
Mary Hanafin Dún Laoghaire
Seán Haughey Dublin North Central
Máire Hoctor Tipperary North
Joe Jacob Wicklow
Cecilia Keaveney Donegal North East
Billy Kelleher Cork North Central
Peter Kelly Longford–Roscommon
Tony Killeen Clare
Séamus Kirk Louth
Tom Kitt Dublin South
Brian Lenihan Dublin West
Conor Lenihan Dublin South West
Micheál Martin Cork South Central
Charlie McCreevy Kildare North
Jim McDaid Donegal North East
Tom McEllistrim Kerry North
John McGuinness Carlow–Kilkenny
John Moloney Laois–Offaly
Donal Moynihan Cork North West
Michael Moynihan Cork North West
Michael Mulcahy Dublin South Central
M. J. Nolan Carlow–Kilkenny
Éamon Ó Cuív Galway West
Charlie O'Connor Dublin South West
Willie O'Dea Limerick East
John O'Donoghue Kerry South
Denis O'Donovan Cork South West
Seán Ó Fearghaíl Kildare South
Noel O'Flynn Cork North Central
Rory O'Hanlon Cavan–Monaghan
Batt O'Keeffe Cork South Central
Ned O'Keeffe Cork East
Peter Power Limerick East
Seán Power Kildare South
Dick Roche Wicklow
Eoin Ryan Dublin South East
Brendan Smith Cavan–Monaghan
Michael Smith Tipperary North
Noel Treacy Galway East
Dan Wallace Cork North Central
Mary Wallace Meath
Joe Walsh Cork South West
Ollie Wilkinson Waterford
Michael Woods Dublin North East
G. V. Wright Dublin North
Fine Gael (31) Bernard Allen Cork North Central
Pat Breen Clare
John Bruton Meath
Richard Bruton Dublin North Central
Paul Connaughton Galway East
Simon Coveney Cork South Central
Seymour Crawford Cavan–Monaghan
John Deasy Waterford
Jimmy Deenihan Kerry North
Bernard Durkan Kildare North
Damien English Meath
Olwyn Enright Laois–Offaly
Tom Hayes Tipperary South
Phil Hogan Carlow–Kilkenny
Paul Kehoe Wexford
Enda Kenny Mayo
Pádraic McCormack Galway West
Dinny McGinley Donegal South West
Paul McGrath Westmeath
Gay Mitchell Dublin South Central
Olivia Mitchell Dublin South
Gerard Murphy Cork North West
Dan Neville Limerick West
Denis Naughten Longford–Roscommon
Michael Noonan Limerick East
Fergus O'Dowd Louth
Jim O'Keeffe Cork South West
John Perry Sligo–Leitrim
Michael Ring Mayo
David Stanton Cork East
Billy Timmins Wicklow
Labour Party (20) Tommy Broughan Dublin North East
Joan Burton Dublin West
Joe Costello Dublin Central
Breeda Moynihan-Cronin Kerry South
Eamon Gilmore Dún Laoghaire
Michael D. Higgins Galway West
Brendan Howlin Wexford
Kathleen Lynch Cork North Central
Liz McManus Wicklow
Brian O'Shea Waterford
Jan O'Sullivan Limerick East
Willie Penrose Westmeath
Ruairi Quinn Dublin South East
Pat Rabbitte Dublin South West
Seán Ryan Dublin North
Joe Sherlock Cork East
Róisín Shortall Dublin North West
Emmet Stagg Kildare North
Mary Upton Dublin South Central
Jack Wall Kildare South
Progressive Democrats (8) Noel Grealish Galway West
Mary Harney Dublin Mid West
Michael McDowell Dublin South East
Liz O'Donnell Dublin South
Fiona O'Malley Dún Laoghaire
Tim O'Malley Limerick East
Tom Parlon Laois–Offaly
Mae Sexton Longford–Roscommon
Green Party (6) Dan Boyle Cork South Central
Ciarán Cuffe Dún Laoghaire
Paul Gogarty Dublin Mid West
John Gormley Dublin South East
Eamon Ryan Dublin South
Trevor Sargent Dublin North
Sinn Féin (5) Seán Crowe Dublin South West
Martin Ferris Kerry North
Arthur Morgan Louth
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Cavan–Monaghan
Aengus Ó Snodaigh Dublin South Central
Socialist Party (1) Joe Higgins Dublin West
Independents (13) Niall Blaney Donegal North East
James Breen Clare
Paudge Connolly Cavan–Monaghan
Jerry Cowley Mayo
Mildred Fox Wicklow
Tony Gregory Dublin Central
Marian Harkin Sligo–Leitrim
Séamus Healy Tipperary South
Michael Lowry Tipperary North
Finian McGrath Dublin North Central
Paddy McHugh Galway East
Jackie Healy-Rae Kerry South
Liam Twomey Wexford
Ceann Comhairle (1) Séamus Pattison Carlow–Kilkenny

TDs by constituency

This is a list of the 166 TDs elected to Dáil Éireann in the 2002 general election, sorted by constituency. The Changes table below records all changes in party affiliation during the 29th Dáil.

Members of the 29th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny Liam Aylward Fianna Fáil
Phil Hogan Fine Gael
John McGuinness Fianna Fáil
M. J. Nolan Fianna Fáil
Séamus Pattison Ceann Comhairle
Cavan–Monaghan Paudge Connolly Independent
Seymour Crawford Fine Gael
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Sinn Féin
Rory O'Hanlon Fianna Fáil
Brendan Smith Fianna Fáil
Clare James Breen Independent
Pat Breen Fine Gael
Síle de Valera Fianna Fáil
Tony Killeen Fianna Fáil
Cork East Michael Ahern Fianna Fáil
Ned O'Keeffe Fianna Fáil
Joe Sherlock Labour Party
David Stanton Fine Gael
Cork North Central Bernard Allen Fine Gael
Billy Kelleher Fianna Fáil
Kathleen Lynch Labour Party
Noel O'Flynn Fianna Fáil
Dan Wallace Fianna Fáil
Cork North West Donal Moynihan Fianna Fáil
Michael Moynihan Fianna Fáil
Gerard Murphy Fine Gael
Cork South Central Dan Boyle Green Party
Simon Coveney Fine Gael
John Dennehy Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin Fianna Fáil
Batt O'Keeffe Fianna Fáil
Cork South West Denis O'Donovan Fianna Fáil
Jim O'Keeffe Fine Gael
Joe Walsh Fianna Fáil
Donegal North East Niall Blaney Independent Fianna Fáil
Cecilia Keaveney Fianna Fáil
Jim McDaid Fianna Fáil
Donegal South West Mary Coughlan Fianna Fáil
Pat "the Cope" Gallagher Fianna Fáil
Dinny McGinley Fine Gael
Dublin Central Bertie Ahern Fianna Fáil
Joe Costello Labour Party
Dermot Fitzpatrick Fianna Fáil
Tony Gregory Independent
Dublin Mid West John Curran Fianna Fáil
Paul Gogarty Green Party
Mary Harney Progressive Democrats
Dublin North Jim Glennon Fianna Fáil
Seán Ryan Labour Party
Trevor Sargent Green Party
G. V. Wright Fianna Fáil
Dublin North Central Richard Bruton Fine Gael
Ivor Callely Fianna Fáil
Seán Haughey Fianna Fáil
Finian McGrath Independent
Dublin North East Martin Brady Fianna Fáil
Tommy Broughan Labour Party
Michael Woods Fianna Fáil
Dublin North West Noel Ahern Fianna Fáil
Pat Carey Fianna Fáil
Róisín Shortall Labour Party
Dublin South Séamus Brennan Fianna Fáil
Tom Kitt Fianna Fáil
Olivia Mitchell Fine Gael
Liz O'Donnell Progressive Democrats
Eamon Ryan Green Party
Dublin South Central Seán Ardagh Fianna Fáil
Gay Mitchell Fine Gael
Michael Mulcahy Fianna Fáil
Aengus Ó Snodaigh Sinn Féin
Mary Upton Labour Party
Dublin South East John Gormley Green Party
Michael McDowell Progressive Democrats
Ruairi Quinn Labour Party
Eoin Ryan Fianna Fáil
Dublin South West Seán Crowe Sinn Féin
Conor Lenihan Fianna Fáil
Charlie O'Connor Fianna Fáil
Pat Rabbitte Labour Party
Dublin West Joan Burton Labour Party
Joe Higgins Socialist Party
Brian Lenihan Fianna Fáil
Dún Laoghaire Barry Andrews Fianna Fáil
Ciarán Cuffe Green Party
Eamon Gilmore Labour Party
Mary Hanafin Fianna Fáil
Fiona O'Malley Progressive Democrats
Galway East Joe Callanan Fianna Fáil
Paul Connaughton Fine Gael
Paddy McHugh Independent
Noel Treacy Fianna Fáil
Galway West Frank Fahey Fianna Fáil
Noel Grealish Progressive Democrats
Michael D. Higgins Labour Party
Pádraic McCormack Fine Gael
Éamon Ó Cuív Fianna Fáil
Kerry North Jimmy Deenihan Fine Gael
Martin Ferris Sinn Féin
Tom McEllistrim Fianna Fáil
Kerry South Jackie Healy-Rae Independent
Breeda Moynihan-Cronin Labour Party
John O'Donoghue Fianna Fáil
Kildare North Bernard Durkan Fine Gael
Charlie McCreevy Fianna Fáil
Emmet Stagg Labour Party
Kildare South Seán Ó Fearghaíl Fianna Fáil
Seán Power Fianna Fáil
Jack Wall Labour Party
Laois–Offaly Brian Cowen Fianna Fáil
Olwyn Enright Fine Gael
Seán Fleming Fianna Fáil
John Moloney Fianna Fáil
Tom Parlon Progressive Democrats
Limerick East Michael Noonan Fine Gael
Willie O'Dea Fianna Fáil
Tim O'Malley Progressive Democrats
Jan O'Sullivan Labour Party
Peter Power Fianna Fáil
Limerick West Michael J. Collins Fianna Fáil
John Cregan Fianna Fáil
Dan Neville Fine Gael
Longford–Roscommon Michael Finneran Fianna Fáil
Peter Kelly Fianna Fáil
Denis Naughten Fine Gael
Mae Sexton Progressive Democrats
Louth Dermot Ahern Fianna Fáil
Séamus Kirk Fianna Fáil
Arthur Morgan Sinn Féin
Fergus O'Dowd Fine Gael
Mayo Jerry Cowley Independent
John Carty Fianna Fáil
Beverley Flynn Fianna Fáil
Enda Kenny Fine Gael
Michael Ring Fine Gael
Meath Johnny Brady Fianna Fáil
John Bruton Fine Gael
Noel Dempsey Fianna Fáil
Damien English Fine Gael
Mary Wallace Fianna Fáil
Sligo–Leitrim Jimmy Devins Fianna Fáil
John Ellis Fianna Fáil
Marian Harkin Independent
John Perry Fine Gael
Tipperary North Máire Hoctor Fianna Fáil
Michael Lowry Independent
Michael Smith Fianna Fáil
Tipperary South Noel Davern Fianna Fáil
Séamus Healy Independent
Tom Hayes Fine Gael
Waterford Martin Cullen Fianna Fáil
John Deasy Fine Gael
Brian O'Shea Labour Party
Ollie Wilkinson Fianna Fáil
Westmeath Donie Cassidy Fianna Fáil
Paul McGrath Fine Gael
Willie Penrose Labour Party
Wexford John Browne Fianna Fáil
Tony Dempsey Fianna Fáil
Brendan Howlin Labour Party
Paul Kehoe Fine Gael
Liam Twomey Independent
Wicklow Mildred Fox Independent
Joe Jacob Fianna Fáil
Liz McManus Labour Party
Dick Roche Fianna Fáil
Billy Timmins Fine Gael


Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
6 June 2002 Carlow–Kilkenny Labour Party Ceann Comhairle Séamus Pattison (Lab) stands down as Ceann Comhairle
6 June 2002 Cavan–Monaghan Ceann Comhairle Fianna Fáil Rory O'Hanlon (FF) is elected Ceann Comhairle
27 September 2003 Limerick West Independent Fianna Fáil Michael J. Collins (FF) resigns from Fianna Fáil
5 May 2004 Mayo Independent Fianna Fáil Beverley Flynn (FF) is expelled from Fianna Fáil
22 September 2004 Wexford Fine Gael Independent Liam Twomey (Ind) joins Fine Gael
31 October 2004 Kildare North   Fianna Fáil Charlie McCreevy (FF) resigns his seat
31 October 2004 Meath   Fine Gael John Bruton (FG) resigns his seat
11 March 2005 Meath Fine Gael   Shane McEntee (FG) holds the seat vacated by John Bruton
11 March 2005 Kildare North Independent   Catherine Murphy (Ind) takes the seat vacated by Charlie McCreevy
26 July 2006 Donegal North East Fianna Fáil Independent Fianna Fáil Niall Blaney (Ind) joins Fianna Fáil

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