Members of the 5th Dáil

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This is a list of the members who were elected to the 5th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of the Irish Free State. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the June 1927 general election on 9 June 1927 and met on 23 June 1927. The 5th Dáil was dissolved by Governor-General Timothy Michael Healy, at the request of the President of the Executive Council W. T. Cosgrave on 25 August 1927. The 5th Dáil is the shortest Dáil in the history of the state, lasting only 98 days.

Composition of the 5th Dáil[edit]

Party June 1927 Sep. 1927
Cumann na nGaedheal 46 47
Fianna Fáil 44 43
Labour Party 22 22
Farmers' Party 11 11
National League Party 8 8
Sinn Féin 5 5
Independents 16 16
Ceann Comhairle 1 1

Government party denoted with bullet ()

Graphical representation[edit]

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 5th Dáil from June 1927.

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  • Note that this was not the official seating plan.

TDs by constituency[edit]

The list of the 153 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.

Members of the 5th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny W. T. Cosgrave Cumann na nGaedheal
Edward Doyle Labour Party
Denis Gorey Cumann na nGaedheal
Thomas Derrig Fianna Fáil
Richard Holohan Farmers' Party
Cavan Patrick Baxter Farmers' Party
John O'Hanlon Independent
John Joe O'Reilly Cumann na nGaedheal
Paddy Smith Fianna Fáil
Clare Éamon de Valera Fianna Fáil
Thomas Falvey Farmers' Party
Patrick Hogan Labour Party
Patrick Houlihan Fianna Fáil
Patrick Kelly Cumann na nGaedheal
Cork Borough Richard Anthony Labour Party
Barry Egan Cumann na nGaedheal
Seán French Fianna Fáil
John Horgan National League Party
James J. Walsh Cumann na nGaedheal
Cork East Martin Corry Fianna Fáil
John Daly Independent
Michael Hennessy Cumann na nGaedheal
David Kent Sinn Féin
David O'Gorman Farmers' Party
Cork North Daniel Corkery Independent
Timothy Quill Labour Party
Daniel Vaughan Farmers' Party
Cork West Thomas Mullins Fianna Fáil
Timothy J. Murphy Labour Party
Timothy O'Donovan Farmers' Party
Timothy Sheehy Cumann na nGaedheal
Jasper Wolfe Independent
Donegal Neal Blaney Fianna Fáil
Frank Carney Fianna Fáil
Eugene Doherty Cumann na nGaedheal
Hugh Law Cumann na nGaedheal
Michael Óg McFadden Cumann na nGaedheal
Daniel McMenamin National League Party
James Myles Independent
John White Farmers' Party
Dublin County Patrick Belton Fianna Fáil
Bryan Cooper Independent
Desmond FitzGerald Cumann na nGaedheal
John Good Independent
Thomas Johnson Labour Party
Seán MacEntee Fianna Fáil
Batt O'Connor Cumann na nGaedheal
Kevin O'Higgins Cumann na nGaedheal
Dublin North Alfred Byrne Independent
John Byrne Cumann na nGaedheal
Kathleen Clarke Fianna Fáil
Margaret Collins-O'Driscoll Cumann na nGaedheal
Denis Cullen Labour Party
Richard Mulcahy Cumann na nGaedheal
Seán T. O'Kelly Fianna Fáil
Oscar Traynor Sinn Féin
Dublin South James Beckett Cumann na nGaedheal
Peadar Doyle Cumann na nGaedheal
Myles Keogh Independent
Thomas Lawlor Labour Party
Seán Lemass Fianna Fáil
Constance Markievicz Fianna Fáil
Vincent Rice National League Party
Dublin University Ernest Alton Independent
James Craig Independent
William Thrift Independent
Galway Seán Broderick Cumann na nGaedheal
William Duffy National League Party
Frank Fahy Fianna Fáil
Patrick Hogan Cumann na nGaedheal
Mark Killilea, Snr Fianna Fáil
Gilbert Lynch Labour Party
Martin McDonogh Cumann na nGaedheal
Thomas Powell Fianna Fáil
Seán Tubridy Fianna Fáil
Kerry James Crowley Cumann na nGaedheal
Fionán Lynch Cumann na nGaedheal
Tom McEllistrim Fianna Fáil
William O'Leary Fianna Fáil
Thomas O'Reilly Fianna Fáil
John O'Sullivan Cumann na nGaedheal
Austin Stack Sinn Féin
Kildare Domhnall Ua Buachalla Fianna Fáil
Hugh Colohan Labour Party
George Wolfe Cumann na nGaedheal
Leitrim–Sligo Michael Carter Farmers' Party
Frank Carty Fianna Fáil
James Dolan Cumann na nGaedheal
John Hennigan Cumann na nGaedheal
Samuel Holt Fianna Fáil
John Jinks National League Party
Martin Roddy Cumann na nGaedheal
Leix–Offaly Patrick Boland Fianna Fáil
William Davin Labour Party
James Dwyer Cumann na nGaedheal
John Gill Labour Party
Thomas Tynan Fianna Fáil
Limerick George C. Bennett Cumann na nGaedheal
Patrick Clancy Labour Party
James Colbert Fianna Fáil
Tadhg Crowley Fianna Fáil
Gilbert Hewson Independent
Michael Keyes Labour Party
Richard O'Connell Cumann na nGaedheal
Longford–Westmeath Henry Broderick Labour Party
Hugh Garahan Farmers' Party
Michael Kennedy Fianna Fáil
Patrick Shaw Cumann na nGaedheal
James Victory Fianna Fáil
Louth Frank Aiken Fianna Fáil
James Coburn National League Party
James Murphy Cumann na nGaedheal
Mayo North Michael Davis Cumann na nGaedheal
Mark Henry Cumann na nGaedheal
John Madden Sinn Féin
P. J. Ruttledge Fianna Fáil
Mayo South James FitzGerald-Kenney Cumann na nGaedheal
Michael Kilroy Fianna Fáil
Eugene Mullen Fianna Fáil
Martin Nally Cumann na nGaedheal
Thomas J. O'Connell Labour Party
Meath Eamonn Duggan Cumann na nGaedheal
David Hall Labour Party
Matthew O'Reilly Fianna Fáil
Monaghan Ernest Blythe Cumann na nGaedheal
Alexander Haslett Independent
Patrick McCarvill Fianna Fáil
National University of Ireland Arthur Clery Independent
Michael Hayes Ceann Comhairle
Patrick McGilligan Cumann na nGaedheal
Roscommon Michael Brennan Independent
Gerald Boland Fianna Fáil
Martin Conlon Cumann na nGaedheal
Patrick O'Dowd Fianna Fáil
Tipperary Séamus Burke Cumann na nGaedheal
Andrew Fogarty Fianna Fáil
Seán Hayes Fianna Fáil
John Hassett Cumann na nGaedheal
Michael Heffernan Farmers' Party
Daniel Morrissey Labour Party
William X. O'Brien Labour Party
Waterford Caitlín Brugha Sinn Féin
Patrick Little Fianna Fáil
William Redmond National League Party
Vincent White Cumann na nGaedheal
Wexford Richard Corish Labour Party
Michael Doyle Farmers' Party
John Keating National League Party
James Ryan Fianna Fáil
James Shannon Labour Party
Wicklow James Everett Labour Party
Séamus Moore Fianna Fáil
Dermot O'Mahony Cumann na nGaedheal

Changes[edit]

Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
24 August 1927 Dublin South Cumann na nGaedheal Fianna Fáil Thomas Hennessy (CnaG) wins the seat vacated by the death of Constance Markievicz (FF)
24 August 1927 Dublin County Cumann na nGaedheal Cumann na nGaedheal Gearóid O'Sullivan (CnaG) holds the seat vacated by the death of Kevin O'Higgins (CnaG)

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