Members of the 23rd Dáil
|Legislative body||Dáil Éireann|
|Meeting place||Leinster House|
|Term||9 March 1982 – 4 November 1982|
|Election||February 1982 general election|
|Government||18th Government of Ireland|
|Ceann Comhairle||John O'Connell|
|Chief Whip||Bertie Ahern|
|Leader of the Opposition||Garret FitzGerald|
The 23rd Dáil was elected at the February 1982 general election on 18 February 1982 and met on 9 March 1982. The members of Dáil Éireann, the house of representatives of the Oireachtas (legislature), of Ireland are known as TDs. On 4 November 1982, President Patrick Hillery dissolved the Dáil at the request of the Taoiseach Charles Haughey after the loss of a vote of confidence. The 23rd Dáil is the third shortest Dáil in history, lasting 241 days.
Composition of the 23rd Dáil
|Party||Feb. 1982||Nov. 1982|
|Sinn Féin – The Workers' Party||3||3|
|Independent Fianna Fáil||1||1|
Fianna Fáil, which formed the 18th Government of Ireland, is marked with a bullet (●).
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 23rd Dáil from March 1982. This was not the official seating plan.
On the meeting of the Dáil, John O'Connell (Ind), who had served as Ceann Comhairle in the previous Dáil, was proposed by Neil Blaney (IFF) and seconded by Garret FitzGerald (FG) for the position. He was elected without a vote.
TDs by constituency
|9 March 1982||Dublin South-Central||Independent||Ceann Comhairle||John O'Connell takes office as Ceann Comhairle|
|31 March 1982||Dublin West||Fine Gael||Resignation of Richard Burke on his nomination as European Commissioner|
|25 May 1982||Dublin West||Fine Gael||Liam Skelly holds seat vacated by the resignation of Burke|
|15 June 1982||Galway East||Fianna Fáil||Death of Johnny Callanan|
|20 July 1982||Galway East||Fianna Fáil||Noel Treacy holds seat vacated by the death of Callanan|
|18 October 1982||Clare||Fianna Fáil||Death of Bill Loughnane|
|28 October 1982||Dublin Central||Labour||Independent||Michael O'Leary resigns as Labour Party leader and party member|
|3 November 1982||Dublin Central||Independent||Fine Gael||Michael O'Leary joins Fine Gael|
- "Election of Ceann Comhairle – Dáil Éireann (23rd Dáil) – Vol. 333 No. 1". Houses of the Oireachtas. 9 March 1982. Archived from the original on 25 June 2022. Retrieved 28 August 2022.
- "TDs & Senators (23rd Dáil)". Houses of the Oireachtas. Archived from the original on 5 May 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
- Walsh, Dick (29 October 1982). "O'Leary gives up leadership and party". The Irish Times. Retrieved 28 August 2022.
- "O'Leary welcomed as member of Fine Gael". The Irish Times. 4 November 1982. Retrieved 28 August 2022.