Members of the 12th Dáil
This is a list of the members who were elected to the 12th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1944 general election on 30 May 1944 and met on 9 June 1944. The 12th Dáil was dissolved by President Seán T. O'Kelly, at the request of the Taoiseach Éamon de Valera on 12 January 1948. The 12th Dáil lasted 1,345 days.
As of 2014, Liam Cosgrave is the only surviving member of the 12th Dáil, as well as the 11th, and is consequently the earliest surviving TD.
Composition of the 12th Dáil
|Party||May 1944||Feb. 1948|
|Clann na Talmhan||11||11|
|National Labour Party||4||4|
|Clann na Poblachta||0||2|
Government party denoted with bullet (•)
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 12th Dáil from June 1944.
- Note that this was not the official seating plan.
TDs by constituency
The list of the 138 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.
|10 November 1944||Kerry South||Fianna Fáil||Fine Gael||Donal O'Donoghue (FF) wins the seat vacated by the appointment of Fionán Lynch (FG) as a judge.|
|4 December 1945||Clare||Fianna Fáil||Fine Gael||Patrick Shanahan (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Patrick Burke (FG)|
|4 December 1945||Dublin North–West||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Vivion de Valera (FF) holds the seat vacated by Seán T. O'Kelly (FF) on his election to the Presidency|
|4 December 1945||Kerry South||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Honor Crowley (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of her husband Frederick Crowley (FF)|
|4 December 1945||Mayo South||Clann na Talmhan||Fianna Fáil||Bernard Commons (CnaT) wins the seat vacated by the appointment of Micheál Clery (FF) as County Registrar of Dublin|
|4 December 1945||Wexford||Labour Party||Labour Party||Brendan Corish (Lab) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father Richard Corish (Lab)|
|14 June 1946||Cork Borough||Fianna Fáil||Independent||Patrick McGrath (FF) wins the seat vacated by the resignation of William Dwyer (Ind)|
|29 October 1947||Dublin County||Clann na Poblachta||Fianna Fáil||Seán MacBride (CnaP) wins the seat vacated by the death of Patrick Fogarty (FF)|
|29 October 1947||Tipperary||Clann na Poblachta||Clann na Talmhan||Patrick Kinane (CnaP) wins the seat vacated by the death of William O'Donnell (CnaT)|
|29 October 1947||Waterford||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||John Ormonde (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of Michael Morrissey (FF)|
- Government of the 12th Dáil
- Parliamentary Secretaries of the 12th Dáil
- Members of the 5th Seanad
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of Ireland