Retired/Retiring TDs

Adrian Kavanagh, 30th January 2010

Linking in with 6th January’s Irish Times article by Mary Minihan, this is the list of TDs elected in 2007, who retired during the lifetime of the current Dail or who will be retiring at the next general election. Including Jim McDaid and Martin Cullen, 38 of the TDs who were elected in 2007 have retired or will be retiring at the next election, amounting to 22.9% of the TDs elected at that contest. 6 of the retiring TDs are female (15.8% of the total number of retiring TDs and 27.3% of the females elected at the 2007 contest) and 32 are male (22.2% of males elected at 2007 election – 21.7% if McDaid/Cullen not included).

Carlow-Kilkenny: MJ Nolan FF

Cavan-Monaghan: Seymour Crawford FG, Rory O’Hanlon FF

Clare: Tony Killeen FF

Cork East: Ned O’Keeffe FF

Cork North Central: Bernard Allen FG, Noel O’Flynn FF

Cork North-West: Batt O’Keeffe FF

Cork South-Central:

Cork South-West: PJ Sheehan FG, Jim O’Keeffe FG

Donegal North-East: Jim McDaid FF, Niall Blaney FF

Donegal South-West:  Pat The Cope Gallagher FF gave up his seat in the Dail when he was elected to the European Parliament in June 2009

Dublin Central: Bertie Ahern FF

Dublin Mid-West: Mary Harney IND

Dublin North:

Dublin North-Central:

Dublin North-East: Michael Woods FF

Dublin North-West: Noel Ahern FF

Dublin South: Tom Kitt FF

Dublin South Central: Mary Upton LB, Sean Ardagh FF

Dublin South-East:

Dublin South-West:

Dun Laoghaire:

Galway East: Ulick Burke FG, Paul Connaugton FG, Noel Treacy FF

Galway West: Michael D. Higgins LB, Padraig McCormack FG

Kerry North-West Limerick:

Kerry South: Jackie Healy-Rae IND

Kildare North:

Kildare South:

Laois-Offaly: Olwyn Enright FG, Brian Cowen FF

Limerick City:

Limerick: John Cregan FF


Louth: Arthur Morgan SF, Dermot Ahern FF

Mayo: Beverly Flynn FF

Meath-East: Mary Wallace FF

Meath-West: Noel Dempsey FF

Roscommon-South Leitrim: Michael Finneran FF

Sligo-North Leitrim: Jimmy Devins FF

Tipperary North:

Tipperary South:

Waterford: Martin Cullen FF, Brian O’Shea LB


Wicklow: Liz McManus LB


About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Geography. Email:
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5 Responses to Retired/Retiring TDs

  1. Galway West: Padraig McCormack – FG

  2. Conor says:

    Technically speaking, Seamus Brennan and Pat the Cope Gallagher should be included on that list if we are looking at those elected in 2007 not running in 2011.

    • This is specifically TDs who have retired or are retiring – think case of The Cope is a bit of a grey area myself, but can’t include the late Seamus Brennan in this category.

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