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FORMER WOMEN MEMBERS OF DÁIL ÉIREANN BY PARTY

This page lists all women who have served as TDs in the past classified by party. The parties are ranked in order of those who have had the most TDs in the past, led by Fianna Fáil. Within each party group the women are ordered by date. Tables 2 to 4 give a gender breakdown of the TDs elected at each election for the parties which have had women deputies over a period of decades (Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour). The Observatory also has a list of current women TDs, and offers this page as a printable Word document.

WWWWWWWWWWWWWTable 1: Former women TDs by party

Name

Party

Constituency

Dates

Helena Concannon

Fianna Fáil

National University of Ireland

1933-37

Margaret Mary Pearse

Fianna Fáil

Dublin County

1933-37

Bridget Rice

Fianna Fáil

Monaghan

1938-54

Mary Ryan

Fianna Fáil

Tipperary, Tipperary North (1948-)

1944-61

Honor Crowley

Fianna Fáil

Kerry South

1945-66

Celia Lynch

Fianna Fáil

Dublin South Central, Dublin North Central (1961-)

1954-77

Sheila Galvin

Fianna Fáil

Cork City

1964-65

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

Fianna Fáil

Galway West

1975-97

Catherine (Kit) Ahern

Fianna Fáil

Kerry North

1977-81

Eileen Lemass

Fianna Fáil

Dublin Ballyfermot, Dublin West (1981-)

1977-82
1982-87

Carrie Acheson

Fianna Fáil

Tipperary South

1981-82

Mary O'Rourke

Fianna Fáil

Westmeath

1982-2002

Mary Mooney

Fianna Fáil

Dublin South Central

1987-89

Marian McGennis

Fianna Fáil

Dublin Central

1997-2002

Margaret Collins-O'Driscoll

Cumann na nGaedheal

Dublin North

1923-33

Bridget Redmond

Cumann na nGaedheal, Fine Gael (1933-)

Waterford

1933-52

Mary Reynolds

Cumann na nGaedheal, Fine Gael (1933-)

Sligo-Leitrim

1932-33
1937-61

Brigid Hogan-O'Higgins
(Hogan to 1958)

Fine Gael

Galway South, East (1961-69), Clare/South Galway

1957-77

Joan Burke

Fine Gael

Roscommon, Roscommon/Leitrim (1969-)

1964-81

Myra Barry

Fine Gael

Cork North East, Cork East (1981-)

1979-87

Nuala Fennell

Fine Gael

Dublin South

1981-87
1989-92

Mary Flaherty

Fine Gael

Dublin North West

1981-97

Alice Glenn

Fine Gael

Dublin Central

1981-82
1982-87

Nora Owen

Fine Gael

Dublin North

1981-2002

Madeleine Taylor-Quinn
(Taylor to 1982)

Fine Gael

Clare

1981-82
1982-92

Gemma Hussey

Fine Gael

Wicklow

1982-89

Monica Barnes Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire
1982-92
1997-2002

Avril Doyle

Fine Gael

Wexford

1982-89
1992-97

Theresa Ahearn

Fine Gael

Tipperary South

1989-2000

Frances Fitzgerald

Fine Gael

Dublin South East

1992-2002

Deirdre Clune

Fine Gael

Cork South Central

1997-2002

Constance Markievicz

Sinn Féin
(Fianna Fáil 1926-)

Dublin St Patrick's, Dublin South (1921-)

1918-22
1923-27

Kathleen Clarke

Sinn Féin
(Fianna F
áil 1926-)

Dublin Mid

1921-22, 1927

Ada English

Sinn Féin

National University of Ireland

1921-22

Mary MacSwiney

Sinn Féin

Cork City

1921-27

Margaret Pearse

Sinn Féin

Dublin County

1921-22

Kathleen O'Callaghan

Sinn Féin

Limerick City, Limerick East (1923-)

1922-26

Caitlín Brugha

Sinn Féin

Waterford County

1923-27

Kathleen Lynn

Sinn Féin

Dublin County

1923-27

Maureen O'Carroll

Labour

Dublin North Central

1954-57

Eileen Desmond

Labour

Cork Mid, Cork Central (1973-)

1965-69
1973-87

Niamh Bhreathnach

Labour

Dun Laoghaire

1992-97

Eithne Fitzgerald

Labour

Dublin South

1992-97

Anne Colley

Progressive Democrat

Dublin South

1987-89

Geraldine Kennedy

Progressive Democrat

Dun Laoghaire

1987-89

Máirín Quill

Progressive Democrat

Cork North Central

1987-97

Helen Keogh

Progressive Democrat

Dun Laoghaire

1992-97

 

Table 2: Fianna Fáil TDs returned at each election by gender, 1927 to 2002

Election

Women

Men

% Women

June 1927

2

42

4

Sept. 1927

0

57

0

1932

0

72

0

1933

2

75

3

1937

0

69

0

1938

1

76

1

1943

1

66

2

1944

2

74

3

1948

3

65

4

1951

3

66

4

1954

3

62

5

1957

3

75

4

1961

2

68

3

1965

2

70

3

1969

1

74

2

1973

1

68

1

1977

4

80

5

1981

4

74

5

Feb. 1982

2

79

3

Nov. 1982

4

71

5

1987

5

76

6

1989

5

72

6

1992

5

63

7

1997

8

69

10..

2002

7

74

9

 

Table 3: Fine Gael TDs returned at each election by gender, 1923 to 2002

Election

Women

Men

% Women

1923

1

62

2

June 1927

1

46

2

Sept. 1927

1

61

2

1932

2

55

4

1933

1

47

2

1937

2

46

4

1938

2

43

4

1943

2

30

6

1944

2

28

7

1948

2

29

6

1951

2

38

5

1954

1

49

2

1957

2

38

5

1961

1

46

2

1965

2

45

4

1969

2

48

4

1973

2

52

4

1977

1

42

2

1981

6

59

9

Feb. 1982

5

58

8

Nov. 1982

9

61

13..

1987

5

46

10..

1989

6

49

11..

1992

5

40

13..

1997

6

48

11..

2002

2

29

6

 

Table 4: Labour TDs returned at each election by gender, 1922 to 2002

Election

Women

Men

% Women

1922

0

17

0

1923

0

14

0

June 1927

0

22

0

Sept. 1927

0

13

0

1932

0

..7

0

1933

0

..8

0

1937

0

13

0

1938

0

..9

0

1943

0

17

0

1944

0

..8

0

1948

0

14

0

1951

0

16

0

1954

1

18

6

1957

0

12

0

1961

0

16

0

1965

1

21

5

1969

0

18

0

1973

1

18

5

1977

1

16

6

1981

0

15

0

Feb. 1982

1

14

7

Nov. 1982

1

15

6

1987

0

12

0

1989

0

15

0

1992

5

28

15.

1997

2

15

19.

2002

7

14

33.


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