Members of the 30th Dáil

30th Dáil Éireann
29th Dáil 31st Dáil
Jurisdiction Ireland
Meeting place Leinster House
Term 14 June 2007 – 1 February 2011
Election 2007 general election
Government Government of the 30th Dáil
Members 166
Ceann Comhairle Séamus Kirk
John O'Donoghue
until 13 October 2009
Taoiseach Brian Cowen
Bertie Ahern
until 7 May 2008
Tánaiste Mary Coughlan
Brian Cowen
until 7 May 2008
Chief Whip John Curran
Pat Carey
until 23 March 2010
Tom Kitt
until 7 May 2008
Leader of the Opposition Enda Kenny
1st 14 June 2007 – 5 July 2007
2nd 26 September 2007 – 10 July 2008
3rd 24 September 2008 – 10 July 2009
4th 16 September 2009 – 8 July 2010
5th 29 September 2010 – 1 February 2011

This is a list of members who were elected to the 30th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 2007 general election on 24 May 2007 and met on 14 June 2007. The 30th Dáil was dissolved by President Mary McAleese, at the request of the Taoiseach Brian Cowen on 1 February 2011. The 30th Dáil lasted 1328 days, and saw a change of Taoiseach from Bertie Ahern to Brian Cowen.

Composition of the 30th Dáil

The position of Ceann Comhairle was contested by John O'Donoghue (FF) and Ruairi Quinn (Lab). Following a vote, John O'Donoghue was elected to this position. The position of Taoiseach was contested by Bertie Ahern (FF) and Enda Kenny (FG). Following a vote Bertie Ahern was elected to this position, making it his third consecutive term in office. On 7 May 2008, Brian Cowen was elected Taoiseach in place of Ahern, who had resigned.[1][2] Séamus Kirk was elected Ceann Comhairle on 13 October 2009 following the resignation of O'Donoghue.[3]

Party May 2007 January 2011[4]
Fianna Fáil 77[5] 71
Fine Gael 51 51
Labour Party 20 20
Green Party 6 6
Sinn Féin 4 5
Progressive Democrats 2 0
Independent 5 8
Vacant 0 4
Ceann Comhairle 1[5] 1

Government coalition parties denoted with bullets ()

Graphical representation

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 30th Dáil from January 2011, shortly before its dissolution.




TDs by party

This is a list of TDs elected to Dáil Éireann in the 2007 general election, sorted by party. Note this table is a record of the 2007 general election results, it is not a record of the current status of the Dáil. The Changes table below records all changes in party affiliation.

Party Name Constituency
Fianna Fáil (77) Bertie Ahern Dublin Central
Dermot Ahern Louth
Michael Ahern Cork East
Noel Ahern Dublin North-West
Barry Andrews Dún Laoghaire
Chris Andrews Dublin South-East
Seán Ardagh Dublin South-Central
Bobby Aylward Carlow–Kilkenny
Joe Behan Wicklow
Niall Blaney Donegal North-East
Áine Brady Kildare North
Cyprian Brady Dublin Central
Johnny Brady Meath West
Séamus Brennan Dublin South
John Browne Wexford
Thomas Byrne Meath East
Dara Calleary Mayo
Pat Carey Dublin North-West
Niall Collins Limerick West
Margaret Conlon Cavan–Monaghan
Seán Connick Wexford
Mary Coughlan Donegal South-West
Brian Cowen Laois–Offaly
John Cregan Limerick West
Martin Cullen Waterford
John Curran Dublin Mid-West
Noel Dempsey Meath West
Jimmy Devins Sligo–North Leitrim
Timmy Dooley Clare
Frank Fahey Galway West
Michael Finneran Roscommon–South Leitrim
Michael Fitzpatrick Kildare North
Seán Fleming Laois–Offaly
Pat the Cope Gallagher Donegal South-West
Mary Hanafin Dún Laoghaire
Seán Haughey Dublin North-Central
Máire Hoctor Tipperary North
Billy Kelleher Cork North-Central
Peter Kelly Longford–Westmeath
Brendan Kenneally Waterford
Michael Kennedy Dublin North
Tony Killeen Clare
Séamus Kirk Louth
Michael Kitt Galway East
Tom Kitt Dublin South
Brian Lenihan Dublin West
Conor Lenihan Dublin South-West
Micheál Martin Cork South-Central
Jim McDaid Donegal North-East
Tom McEllistrim Kerry North
Mattie McGrath Tipperary South
Michael McGrath Cork South-Central
John McGuinness Carlow–Kilkenny
Martin Mansergh Tipperary South
John Moloney Laois–Offaly
Michael Moynihan Cork North-West
Michael Mulcahy Dublin South-Central
M. J. Nolan Carlow–Kilkenny
Darragh O'Brien Dublin North
Éamon Ó Cuív Galway West
Charlie O'Connor Dublin South-West
Willie O'Dea Limerick East
John O'Donoghue Kerry South
Seán Ó Fearghaíl Kildare South
Noel O'Flynn Cork North-Central
Batt O'Keeffe Cork North-West
Ned O'Keeffe Cork East
Mary O'Rourke Longford–Westmeath
Christy O'Sullivan Cork South-West
Peter Power Limerick East
Seán Power Kildare South
Dick Roche Wicklow
Eamon Scanlon Sligo–North Leitrim
Brendan Smith Cavan–Monaghan
Noel Treacy Galway East
Mary Wallace Meath East
Michael Woods Dublin North-East
Fine Gael (51) Bernard Allen Cork North-Central
James Bannon Longford–Westmeath
Seán Barrett Dún Laoghaire
Pat Breen Clare
Richard Bruton Dublin North-Central
Ulick Burke Galway East
Catherine Byrne Dublin South-Central
Joe Carey Clare
Deirdre Clune Cork South-Central
Paul Connaughton, Snr Galway East
Noel Coonan Tipperary North
Simon Coveney Cork South-Central
Seymour Crawford Cavan–Monaghan
Michael Creed Cork North-West
Lucinda Creighton Dublin South-East
Michael W. D'Arcy Wexford
John Deasy Waterford
Jimmy Deenihan Kerry North
Andrew Doyle Wicklow
Bernard Durkan Kildare North
Damien English Meath West
Olwyn Enright Laois–Offaly
Frank Feighan Roscommon–South Leitrim
Charles Flanagan Laois–Offaly
Terence Flanagan Dublin North-East
Brian Hayes Dublin South-West
Tom Hayes Tipperary South
Phil Hogan Carlow–Kilkenny
Paul Kehoe Wexford
Enda Kenny Mayo
Pádraic McCormack Galway West
Shane McEntee Meath East
Dinny McGinley Donegal South-West
Joe McHugh Donegal North-East
Olivia Mitchell Dublin South
Denis Naughten Roscommon–South Leitrim
Dan Neville Limerick West
Michael Noonan Limerick East
Kieran O'Donnell Limerick East
Fergus O'Dowd Louth
Jim O'Keeffe Cork South-West
John O'Mahony Mayo
John Perry Sligo–North Leitrim
James Reilly Dublin North
Michael Ring Mayo
Alan Shatter Dublin South
Tom Sheahan Kerry South
P. J. Sheehan Cork South-West
David Stanton Cork East
Billy Timmins Wicklow
Leo Varadkar Dublin West
Labour Party (20) Tommy Broughan Dublin North-East
Joan Burton Dublin West
Joe Costello Dublin Central
Eamon Gilmore Dún Laoghaire
Michael D. Higgins Galway West
Brendan Howlin Wexford
Ciarán Lynch Cork South-Central
Kathleen Lynch Cork North-Central
Liz McManus Wicklow
Brian O'Shea Waterford
Jan O'Sullivan Limerick East
Willie Penrose Longford–Westmeath
Ruairi Quinn Dublin South-East
Pat Rabbitte Dublin South-West
Seán Sherlock Cork East
Róisín Shortall Dublin North-West
Emmet Stagg Kildare North
Joanna Tuffy Dublin Mid-West
Mary Upton Dublin South-Central
Jack Wall Kildare South
Green Party (6) Ciarán Cuffe Dún Laoghaire
Paul Gogarty Dublin Mid-West
John Gormley Dublin South-East
Eamon Ryan Dublin South
Trevor Sargent Dublin North
Mary White Carlow–Kilkenny
Sinn Féin (4) Martin Ferris Kerry North
Arthur Morgan Louth
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Cavan–Monaghan
Aengus Ó Snodaigh Dublin South-Central
Progressive Democrats (2) Noel Grealish Galway West
Mary Harney Dublin Mid-West
Independent (5) Beverley Flynn Mayo
Tony Gregory Dublin Central
Jackie Healy-Rae Kerry South
Michael Lowry Tipperary North
Finian McGrath Dublin North-Central
Ceann Comhairle (1) Rory O'Hanlon Cavan–Monaghan

TDs by constituency

The list is given in alphabetical order by constituency. Note this table is a record of the 2007 general election results, it is not a record of the current status of the Dáil. The Changes table below records all changes in party affiliation.

Members of the 30th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny Bobby Aylward Fianna Fáil
Phil Hogan Fine Gael
John McGuinness Fianna Fáil
M. J. Nolan Fianna Fáil
Mary White Green Party
Cavan–Monaghan Margaret Conlon Fianna Fáil
Seymour Crawford Fine Gael
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Sinn Féin
Rory O'Hanlon Ceann Comhairle
Brendan Smith Fianna Fáil
Clare Pat Breen Fine Gael
Joe Carey Fine Gael
Timmy Dooley Fianna Fáil
Tony Killeen Fianna Fáil
Cork East Michael Ahern Fianna Fáil
Ned O'Keeffe Fianna Fáil
Seán 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
Cork North-West Michael Creed Fine Gael
Michael Moynihan Fianna Fáil
Batt O'Keeffe Fianna Fáil
Cork South-Central Deirdre Clune Fine Gael
Simon Coveney Fine Gael
Ciarán Lynch Labour Party
Micheál Martin Fianna Fáil
Michael McGrath Fianna Fáil
Cork South-West Jim O'Keeffe Fine Gael
Christy O'Sullivan Fianna Fáil
P. J. Sheehan Fine Gael
Donegal North-East Joe McHugh Fine Gael
Jim McDaid Fianna Fáil
Niall Blaney 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
Tony Gregory Independent
Joe Costello Labour Party
Cyprian Brady Fianna Fáil
Dublin Mid-West John Curran Fianna Fáil
Paul Gogarty Green Party
Mary Harney Progressive Democrats
Joanna Tuffy Labour Party
Dublin North Michael Kennedy Fianna Fáil
Darragh O'Brien Fianna Fáil
James Reilly Fine Gael
Trevor Sargent Green Party
Dublin North-Central Richard Bruton Fine Gael
Seán Haughey Fianna Fáil
Finian McGrath Independent
Dublin North-East Tommy Broughan Labour Party
Terence Flanagan Fine Gael
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
Eamon Ryan Green Party
Alan Shatter Fine Gael
Dublin South-Central Seán Ardagh Fianna Fáil
Catherine Byrne Fine Gael
Michael Mulcahy Fianna Fáil
Aengus Ó Snodaigh Sinn Féin
Mary Upton Labour Party
Dublin South-East Chris Andrews Fianna Fáil
Lucinda Creighton Fine Gael
John Gormley Green Party
Ruairi Quinn Labour Party
Dublin South-West Brian Hayes Fine Gael
Conor Lenihan Fianna Fáil
Charlie O'Connor Fianna Fáil
Pat Rabbitte Labour Party
Dublin West Joan Burton Labour Party
Brian Lenihan Fianna Fáil
Leo Varadkar Fine Gael
Dún Laoghaire Barry Andrews Fianna Fáil
Seán Barrett Fine Gael
Ciarán Cuffe Green Party
Eamon Gilmore Labour Party
Mary Hanafin Fianna Fáil
Galway East Paul Connaughton, Snr Fine Gael
Michael Kitt Fianna Fáil
Ulick Burke Fine Gael
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 John O'Donoghue Fianna Fáil
Tom Sheahan Fine Gael
Jackie Healy-Rae Independent
Kildare North Áine Brady Fianna Fáil
Bernard Durkan Fine Gael
Michael Fitzpatrick 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
Charles Flanagan Fine Gael
Seán Fleming Fianna Fáil
John Moloney Fianna Fáil
Limerick East Michael Noonan Fine Gael
Willie O'Dea Fianna Fáil
Kieran O'Donnell Fine Gael
Jan O'Sullivan Labour Party
Peter Power Fianna Fáil
Limerick West Niall Collins Fianna Fáil
John Cregan Fianna Fáil
Dan Neville Fine Gael
Longford–Westmeath James Bannon Fine Gael
Peter Kelly Fianna Fáil
Mary O'Rourke Fianna Fáil
Willie Penrose Labour Party
Louth Dermot Ahern Fianna Fáil
Séamus Kirk Fianna Fáil
Arthur Morgan Sinn Féin
Fergus O'Dowd Fine Gael
Mayo Enda Kenny Fine Gael
Michael Ring Fine Gael
John O'Mahony Fine Gael
Dara Calleary Fianna Fáil
Beverley Flynn Independent
Meath East Mary Wallace Fianna Fáil
Shane McEntee Fine Gael
Thomas Byrne Fianna Fáil
Meath West Johnny Brady Fianna Fáil
Noel Dempsey Fianna Fáil
Damien English Fine Gael
Roscommon–South Leitrim Frank Feighan Fine Gael
Michael Finneran Fianna Fáil
Denis Naughten Fine Gael
Sligo–North Leitrim Jimmy Devins Fianna Fáil
John Perry Fine Gael
Eamon Scanlon Fianna Fáil
Tipperary North Michael Lowry Independent
Máire Hoctor Fianna Fáil
Noel Coonan Fine Gael
Tipperary South Tom Hayes Fine Gael
Mattie McGrath Fianna Fáil
Martin Mansergh Fianna Fáil
Waterford Martin Cullen Fianna Fáil
John Deasy Fine Gael
Brendan Kenneally Fianna Fáil
Brian O'Shea Labour Party
Wexford John Browne Fianna Fáil
Seán Connick Fianna Fáil
Michael W. D'Arcy Fine Gael
Paul Kehoe Fine Gael
Brendan Howlin Labour Party
Wicklow Joe Behan Fianna Fáil
Andrew Doyle Fine Gael
Liz McManus Labour Party
Dick Roche Fianna Fáil
Billy Timmins Fine Gael


Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
14 June 2007 Cavan–Monaghan Fianna Fáil Ceann Comhairle Rory O'Hanlon (FF) stands down as Ceann Comhairle
14 June 2007 Kerry South Ceann Comhairle Fianna Fáil John O'Donoghue (FF) is elected Ceann Comhairle
28 November 2007 Cork East Independent Fianna Fáil Ned O'Keeffe (FF) resigns from the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party
27 February 2008 Cork East Fianna Fáil Independent Ned O'Keeffe rejoins the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party
8 April 2008 Mayo Fianna Fáil Independent Beverley Flynn (Ind) re-joins Fianna Fáil[6]
9 July 2008 Dublin South   Fianna Fáil Death of Séamus Brennan (FF)[7]
17 October 2008 Wicklow Independent Fianna Fáil Joe Behan (FF) resigns from Fianna Fáil[8]
13 November 2008 Donegal North-East Independent Fianna Fáil Jim McDaid (FF) loses the Fianna Fáil party whip after abstaining in a vote on a health issue
2 January 2009 Dublin Central   Independent Death of Tony Gregory (Ind)[9]
6 June 2009 Dublin South Fine Gael   George Lee (FG) takes the seat vacated by the death of Séamus Brennan
6 June 2009 Dublin Central Independent   Maureen O'Sullivan (Ind) holds the seat vacated by the death of Tony Gregory
8 June 2009 Donegal South-West   Fianna Fáil Pat the Cope Gallagher (FF) elected as a Member of the European Parliament
5 August 2009 Sligo–North Leitrim Independent Fianna Fáil Jimmy Devins (FF) resigns the Fianna Fáil party whip in protest at cuts in cancer services at Sligo General Hospital
5 August 2009 Sligo–North Leitrim Independent Fianna Fáil Eamon Scanlon (FF) resigns the Fianna Fáil party whip in protest at cuts in cancer services at Sligo General Hospital
13 October 2009 Kerry South Fianna Fáil Ceann Comhairle John O'Donoghue (FF) resigns as Ceann Comhairle
13 October 2009 Louth Ceann Comhairle Fianna Fáil Séamus Kirk (FF) is elected Ceann Comhairle
20 November 2009 Dublin Mid-West Independent Progressive Democrats Mary Harney (PD) becomes an Independent TD following the dissolution of the Progressive Democrats
20 November 2009 Galway West Independent Progressive Democrats Noel Grealish (PD) becomes an Independent TD following the dissolution of the Progressive Democrats
8 February 2010 Dublin South   Fine Gael George Lee (FG) resigns from Dáil Éireann
23 March 2010 Waterford   Fianna Fáil Martin Cullen (FF) resigns from Dáil Éireann
29 June 2010 Tipperary South Independent Fianna Fáil Mattie McGrath (FF) loses the Fianna Fáil party whip after voting against a bill to ban stag hunting
2 November 2010 Donegal North-East   Independent Jim McDaid (FF) resigns from Dáil Éireann
26 November 2010 Donegal South-West Sinn Féin   Pearse Doherty (SF) takes the seat vacated by Pat the Cope Gallagher's election to the European Parliament
13 January 2011 Sligo–North Leitrim Fianna Fáil Independent Eamon Scanlon rejoins the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party[10]
25 January 2011 Tipperary South Independent Fianna Fáil Mattie McGrath resigns from Fianna Fáil
25 January 2011 Sligo–North Leitrim Fianna Fáil Independent Jimmy Devins rejoins the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party[11]
28 January 2011 Dublin South-Central   Fianna Fáil Seán Ardagh (FF) resigns from Dáil Éireann [12]

See also


  1. "Cowen confirmed as Taoiseach". 7 May 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2008.
  2. "Former Taoisigh". Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  3. "Kirk elected Ceann Comhairle". The Irish Times. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  4. "Home Page". Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  5. 1 2 Rory O'Hanlon was returned automatically as the outgoing Ceann Comhairle, he was not elected as Fianna Fáil TD, although he is a member of the Fianna Fáil party. As he was not re-elected as Ceann Comhairle, he re-joined the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party.
  6. "Beverly Flynn readmitted to FF". RTÉ News. 3 April 2008. Retrieved 5 April 2008.
  7. "Tributes paid to Séamus Brennan". RTÉ News. 9 July 2008.
  8. "Full text of Joe Behan TD's resignation letter". The Irish Times. 17 October 2008. Retrieved 17 October 2008.
  9. "Dublin TD Tony Gregory dies". RTÉ News. 2 January 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2009.
  10. "Sligo's Scanlon Returned To Fianna Fáil Whip". Sligo Today. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  11. "FF leadership candidates address party". RTÉ News. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  12. "Seán Ardagh resignation". Dáil Debates. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
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