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The [[17th Dáil]] was elected at the [[1961 Irish general election|1961 general election]] on 4 October 1961 and first met on 11 October. [[Fianna Fáil]] formed a single-party government, the 10th Government of Ireland (11 November 1961 – 21 April 1965) for the second successive time, having also won the [[1957 Irish general election|1957 general election]]. It was the first election it had won since [[Seán Lemass]] had succeeded [[Éamon de Valera]] as leader. The 17th Dáil lasted for 1,281 days.
 
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The '''Government of the 17th Dáil''' or the '''10th Government of Ireland''' (11 October 1961 – 21 April 1965) was the [[government of Ireland]] formed after the [[1961 Irish general election|general election]] held on 4 October 1961. It was formed by [[Fianna Fáil]], which had been in office since the [[1957 Irish general election|1957 election]]. It was the first election it had won by Fianna Fáil since [[Seán Lemass]] had succeeded [[Éamon de Valera]] as leader.
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The 17th Dáil lasted for 1,281 days.
   
 
==10th Government of Ireland==<!-- This section is linked from [[Seán Lemass]] -->
 
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===Nomination of Taoiseach===
The nomination of [[Seán Lemass]] as Taoiseach was approved by the Dáil by 72 votes to 68 and he was then appointed by the president.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1961-10-11/3/|title=Dáil Éireann debate - Wednesday, 11 October 1961: Nomination of Taoiseach|access-date=22 August 2019|website=Houses of the Oireachtas}}; {{Cite web|url=https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1961-10-11/7/|title=Dáil Éireann debate - Wednesday, 11 October 1961: Appointment of Taoiseach|access-date=22 August 2019|website=Houses of the Oireachtas}}</ref>
 
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The [[members of the 17th Dáil]] first met on 11 October 1961. On that date, the [[leader of Fianna Fáil]] and outgoing Taoiseach [[Seán Lemass]], the [[leader of Fine Gael]] [[James Dillon (Fine Gael politician)|James Dillon]], and the [[leader of the Labour Party (Ireland)|leader of the Labour Party]] [[Brendan Corish]] were each proposed for the nomination of the Dáil for appointment by the president to be Taoiseach.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1961-10-11/3/|title=Nomination of Taoiseach – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Wednesday, 11 October 1961|access-date=15 February 2020|website=Houses of the Oireachtas}}</ref> The nomination of Lemass was carried with 72 votes in favour and 68 against. Lemass was then re-appointed as Taoiseach by [[president of Ireland|President]] [[Éamon de Valera]].<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1961-10-11/7/|title=Appointment of Taoiseach – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Wednesday, 11 October 1961|access-date=15 February 2020|website=Houses of the Oireachtas}}</ref>
   
 
===Members of the Government===
The Ministers of the Government were approved by the Dáil on 11 October.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1961-10-11/8/|title=Dáil Éireann debate - Wednesday, 11 October 1961: Nomination of Members of Government|access-date=22 August 2019|website=Houses of the Oireachtas}}</ref>
 
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After his appointment as Taoiseach by the president, Seán Lemass proposed the members of the government and they were approved by the Dáil.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1961-10-11/8/|title=Nomination of Members of Government: Motion of Approval – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Wednesday, 11 October 1961|access-date=15 February 2020|website=Houses of the Oireachtas}}; {{Cite web|url=https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1961-10-11/10/|title=Nomination of Members of Government. - Motion of Approval (Resumed) – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Wednesday, 11 October 1961|access-date=15 February 2020|website=Houses of the Oireachtas}}</ref> They were appointed by the president on 12 October 1961.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1961-11-16/2/|title=Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries: Announcement by Taoiseach – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Thursday, 16 November 1961|access-date=15 February 2020|website=Houses of the Oireachtas}}</ref>
   
 
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===Changes 8 October 1964===
 
===Changes 8 October 1964===
[[Patrick Smith (politician)|Paddy Smith]] resigned in disagreement at the government's response to certain farming issues.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1964-11-03/74/|title=Dáil Éireann debate - Tuesday, 3 November: Members of Government and Parliamentary Secretaries|access-date=22 August 2019|website=Houses of the Oireachtas}}</ref>
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[[Patrick Smith (politician)|Paddy Smith]] resigned in disagreement at the government's response to certain farming issues.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1964-11-03/74/|title=Members of Government and Parliamentary Secretaries – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Tuesday, 3 November 1964|access-date=22 August 2019|website=Houses of the Oireachtas}}</ref>
 
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===Changes 3 November 1964===
 
===Changes 3 November 1964===
Appointment of new member of the Government in place of Smith.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1964-11-03/75/|title=Dáil Éireann debate - Tuesday, 3 November: Nomination of Member to be Member of Government|access-date=22 August 2019|website=Houses of the Oireachtas}}</ref>
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Appointment of new member of the Government in place of Smith.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/1964-11-03/75/|title=Nomination of Member to be Member of Government – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Tuesday, 3 November 1964|access-date=22 August 2019|website=Houses of the Oireachtas}}</ref>
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Members of the 17th Dáil]]
 
 
*[[Parliamentary Secretaries of the 17th Dáil]]
 
*[[Parliamentary Secretaries of the 17th Dáil]]
 
*[[Members of the 10th Seanad]]
 
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*[[Politics of the Republic of Ireland]]
 
*[[Politics of the Republic of Ireland]]
   
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Revision as of 10:23, 15 February 2020

Government of the 17th Dáil
10th Government of Ireland
Date formed11 October 1961
Date dissolved21 April 1965
People and organisations
PresidentÉamon de Valera
TaoiseachSeán Lemass
TánaisteSeán MacEntee
Total no. of ministers14
Member partyFianna Fáil
Status in legislatureMinority Government
Opposition partyFine Gael
Opposition leaderJames Dillon
History
Election(s)1961 general election
Legislature term(s)17th Dáil
Predecessor9th Government
Successor11th Government

The Government of the 17th Dáil or the 10th Government of Ireland (11 October 1961 – 21 April 1965) was the government of Ireland formed after the general election held on 4 October 1961. It was formed by Fianna Fáil, which had been in office since the 1957 election. It was the first election it had won by Fianna Fáil since Seán Lemass had succeeded Éamon de Valera as leader.

The 17th Dáil lasted for 1,281 days.

10th Government of Ireland

Nomination of Taoiseach

The members of the 17th Dáil first met on 11 October 1961. On that date, the leader of Fianna Fáil and outgoing Taoiseach Seán Lemass, the leader of Fine Gael James Dillon, and the leader of the Labour Party Brendan Corish were each proposed for the nomination of the Dáil for appointment by the president to be Taoiseach.[1] The nomination of Lemass was carried with 72 votes in favour and 68 against. Lemass was then re-appointed as Taoiseach by President Éamon de Valera.[2]

Members of the Government

After his appointment as Taoiseach by the president, Seán Lemass proposed the members of the government and they were approved by the Dáil.[3] They were appointed by the president on 12 October 1961.[4]

Office Name Term
Taoiseach Seán Lemass 1961–65
Tánaiste Seán MacEntee 1961–65
Minister for Health
Minister for Agriculture Paddy Smith 1961–64
Minister for Defence Gerald Bartley 1961–65
Minister for Education Patrick Hillery 1961–65
Minister for Finance James Ryan 1961–65
Minister for External Affairs Frank Aiken 1961–65
Minister for the Gaeltacht Mícheál Ó Móráin 1961–65
Minister for Lands
Minister for Industry and Commerce Jack Lynch 1961–65
Minister for Justice Charles Haughey 1961–64
Minister for Local Government Neil Blaney 1961–65
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Michael Hilliard 1961–65
Minister for Social Welfare Kevin Boland 1961–65
Minister for Transport and Power Erskine H. Childers 1961–65

Changes 8 October 1964

Paddy Smith resigned in disagreement at the government's response to certain farming issues.[5]

Office Name Term
Minister for Agriculture Charles Haughey 1964–65
Minister for Justice Seán Lemass (acting)

Changes 3 November 1964

Appointment of new member of the Government in place of Smith.[6]

Office Name Term
Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan 1964–65

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nomination of Taoiseach – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Wednesday, 11 October 1961". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Appointment of Taoiseach – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Wednesday, 11 October 1961". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Nomination of Members of Government: Motion of Approval – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Wednesday, 11 October 1961". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 15 February 2020.; "Nomination of Members of Government. - Motion of Approval (Resumed) – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Wednesday, 11 October 1961". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries: Announcement by Taoiseach – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Thursday, 16 November 1961". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Members of Government and Parliamentary Secretaries – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Tuesday, 3 November 1964". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Nomination of Member to be Member of Government – Dáil Éireann (17th Dáil) – Tuesday, 3 November 1964". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 August 2019.