Government of the 10th Dáil

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Government of the 10th Dáil
2nd Government of Ireland
Éamon de Valera 03.jpg
Date formed 30 June 1938
Date dissolved 1 July 1943
People and organizations
Head of government Éamon de Valera
Deputy head of government Seán T. O'Kelly
Head of state Douglas Hyde
Total number of ministers 10 (1938–39)
12 (1939–43)
Member party Fianna Fáil
Status in legislature Majority Government
Opposition leader W. T. Cosgrave (Fine Gael)
History
Election(s) 1938 general election
Legislature term(s) 10th Dáil
Previous 1st Government of Ireland
Successor 3rd Government of Ireland

The 10th Dáil was elected at the 1938 general election on 17 June 1938 and first met on 30 June when the 2nd Government of Ireland was appointed. The 10th Dáil lasted for 1,832 days.

2nd Government of Ireland[edit]

The 2nd Government of Ireland (30 June 1938 – 1 July 1943) was formed by the Fianna Fáil party.[1]

Office Name Term
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera 1938–1943
Minister for External Affairs
Tánaiste Seán T. O'Kelly 1938–1943
Minister for Local Government and Public Health 1938–1939
Minister for Agriculture James Ryan 1938–1943
Minister for Defence Frank Aiken 1938–1939
Minister for Education Thomas Derrig 1938–1939
Minister for Finance Seán MacEntee 1938–1939
Minister for Industry and Commerce Seán Lemass 1938–1939
Minister for Justice P. J. Ruttledge 1938–1939
Minister for Lands Gerald Boland 1938–1939
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Oscar Traynor 1938–1939

Changes 8 September 1939[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Supplies Seán Lemass 1939–1943
Minister for the Co-ordination of Defensive Measures Frank Aiken 1939–1943
Minister for Local Government and Public Health P. J. Ruttledge 1939–1941
Minister for Justice Gerald Boland 1939–1943
Minister for Defence Oscar Traynor 1939–1943
Minister for Education Seán T. O'Kelly (acting)
Minister for Lands Thomas Derrig 1939–1943
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (acting)

Changes 16 September 1939[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Industry and Commerce Seán MacEntee 1939–1941
Minister for Finance Seán T. O'Kelly 1939–1943

Changes 27 September 1939[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Education Éamon de Valera (acting)
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Patrick Little 1939–1943

Changes 18 June 1940[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Education Thomas Derrig 1940–1943

Changes 15 August 1941[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Local Government and Public Health Éamon de Valera (acting)

Changes 18 August 1941[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Local Government and Public Health Seán MacEntee 1941–1943
Minister for Industry and Commerce Seán Lemass 1941–1943

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Government – Tenth Dáil". Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 20 October 2013.