List of longest-serving members of Dáil Éireann

List of longest-serving members of Dáil Éireann

The First Dáil Éireann consisted of the Sinn Féin MPs who were elected in the UK general election of 14 December 1918. They refused to attend the British House of Commons and instead assembled for the first time on 21 January 1919 in the Mansion House, Dublin as the revolutionary unicameral Dáil Éireann.

1118 Teachtaí Dála served in the Dáil between 1919 and 2003. [cite web
title=Members of Dáil Éireann 1919 – 2003 (Chronological Listing)
publisher=Government of Ireland

The title "Father of the Dáil" is usually and unofficially conferred on the longest-serving member.

Longest-serving former TDs

This is a list of former TDs who have served at least 30 years in the Dáil. Unless otherwise specified, start and end dates given are those of the relevant general election. It can be assumed unless stated otherwise that the member did not stand in the end-date election, as opposed to standing and failing to be elected. All former Taoisigh served long enough to be included in this list, except Garret FitzGerald who served 23 years, 6 months from 1969 to 1992.

Longest-serving current TDs

This is a list of current TDs who have served for at least 25 years in the Dáil. Unless otherwise specified, start dates given are those of the relevant general election. As of 3 September 2008:


See also

*List of Irish politicians
*List of women in Dáil Éireann
*Families in the Oireachtas

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