Irish general election, June 1927
152 of 153 seats in Dáil Éireann
77 seats were needed for a majority
Percentage of seats gained by each of the five biggest parties, and number of seats gained by smaller parties and independents.
The Irish general election of June 1927 was held on 9 June 1927. The newly elected members of the 5th Dáil assembled at Leinster House on 23 June when the new President of the Executive Council and Executive Council of the Irish Free State were appointed.
The election saw the establishment of Fianna Fáil as a participant in the Dáil, taking most of the support and many of the members of the abstentionist Anti-Treaty Sinn Féin. The impact of this shift was to remove Cumann na nGaedheal's working majority among TDs attending, making the Dáil short-lived.
|Party||Leader||Seats||±|| % of
|Cumann na nGaedheal||W. T. Cosgrave||47||–16||30.7||314,703||27.4||–11.6|
|Fianna Fáil||Éamon de Valera||44||New||28.7||299,486||26.2||New|
|Labour Party||Thomas Johnson||22||+8||14.4||143,849||12.6||+2.0|
|Farmers' Party||Michael Heffernan||11||–4||7.2||101,955||8.9||–3.2|
|National League Party||William Redmond||8||New||5.2||83,598||7.3||New|
|Sinn Féin||John J. O'Kelly||5||–39||3.3||41,401||3.6||–23.8|
|Clann Éireann||William Magennis||0||New||0||5,527||0.5||New|
|Blind Men's Party||0||New||0||1,559||0.1||New|
|Town Tenants' Association||0||0||0||1,012||0.1||–0.1|
- Cumann na nGaedheal minority government formed.
First time TDs
- Patrick Boland
- Andrew Fogarty
- John Jinks
- Michael Keyes
- Michael Óg McFadden
- Thomas Mullins
- Matthew O'Reilly
Jasper Travers Wolfe
- "5th Dáil June 1927 General Election". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
- "Dáil elections since 1918". ARK Northern Ireland. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
- Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp1010-1017 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
- Results given for Sinn Féin here are compared to those won by Republicans in the previous election.