Irish general election, 1938
137 of 138 seats in Dáil Éireann
70 seats were needed for a majority
Percentage of seats gained by each of the three major parties, and number of seats gained by smaller parties and independents.
The Irish general election of 1938 was held on 17 June 1938. The 138 newly elected members of the 10th Dáil assembled on 30 June when the new Taoiseach and government were appointed. Fianna Fáil retained power, and won the first overall majority in the history of the State.
|Party||Leader||Seats||±|| % of
|Fianna Fáil||Éamon de Valera||77||+8||55.8||667,996||51.9||+6.7|
|Fine Gael||W. T. Cosgrave||45||–3||32.6||428,633||33.3||–1.5|
|Labour Party||William Norton||9||–4||6.5||128,945||10.0||–0.3|
- Fianna Fáil majority government formed.
First time TDs
- Erskine H. Childers
- Daniel Hogan
- James Hughes
- Frank Loughman
- Henry McDevitt
- Thomas Mullen
- Peter O'Loghlen
- Micheál Ó Móráin
- Archibald Heron (Lost seat)
- Gerrard McGowan (Retired)
- Edward Moane (Lost seat)
- Sydney Minch (Lost seat)
- Daniel O'Leary (Lost seat)