Government of the 9th Dáil

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The 9th Dáil was elected at the 1937 general election on 1 July 1937 and first met on 21 July when the 8th Executive Council was appointed. The 9th Dáil lasted for 351 days.

8th Executive Council of the Irish Free State[edit]

Government of the 9th Dáil
8th Executive Council of the Irish Free State
Date formed 21 July 1937
Date dissolved 29 December 1937
People and organisations
Head of government Éamon de Valera
Deputy head of government Seán T. O'Kelly
Head of state George VI
Total number of ministers 10
Member party Fianna Fáil
Status in legislature Minority Government
Opposition leader W. T. Cosgrave (Fine Gael)
History
Election(s) 1937 general election
Legislature term(s) 9th Dáil
Predecessor 7th Executive Council
Successor 1st Government of Ireland

The 8th Executive Council of the Irish Free State (21 July – 29 December 1937) was formed by the Fianna Fáil party.[1]

Office Name
President of the Executive Council Éamon de Valera
Minister for External Affairs
Vice-President of the Executive Council Seán T. O'Kelly
Minister for Local Government and Public Health
Minister for Agriculture James Ryan
Minister for Defence Frank Aiken
Minister for Education Thomas Derrig
Minister for Finance Seán MacEntee
Minister for Industry and Commerce Seán Lemass
Minister for Justice P. J. Ruttledge
Minister for Lands Gerald Boland
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Oscar Traynor

The government positions are listed in alphabetical order, rather than in terms of seniority.

1st Government of Ireland[edit]

Government of the 9th Dáil
1st Government of Ireland
Éamon de Valera 03.jpg
Date formed 29 December 1937
Date dissolved 30 June 1938
People and organisations
Head of government Éamon de Valera
Deputy head of government Seán T. O'Kelly
Head of state George VI (1937 – June 1938)
Douglas Hyde (June 1938)
Total number of ministers 10
Member party Fianna Fáil
Status in legislature Minority Government
Opposition leader W. T. Cosgrave (Fine Gael)
History
Legislature term(s) 9th Dáil
Predecessor 8th Executive Council
Successor 2nd Government of Ireland

The 1st Government of Ireland (29 December 1937 – 30 June 1938) was formed by the Fianna Fáil party.[1] Under the terms of the 1937 Constitution of Ireland, the 8th Executive Council of the Irish Free State became the 1st Government of Ireland. The offices of President of the Executive Council and Vice-President of the Executive Council were abolished, replaced by the offices of Taoiseach and Tánaiste respectively. There was no new election and no change in the personnel of the Government.

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

The government positions are listed in alphabetical order, rather than in terms of seniority.

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References[edit]

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