Members of the 2nd Dáil
|2nd Dáil Éireann|
|Legislative body||Dáil Éireann|
|Meeting place||Royal College of Surgeons
UCD (Earlsfort Terrace)
|Term||16 August 1921 – 8 June 1922|
|Election||1921 general election|
|Government||Government of the 2nd Dáil|
|Ceann Comhairle||Eoin MacNeill|
|President of Dáil Éireann||Arthur Griffith
from 10 January 1922 until 12 August 1922
— Éamon de Valera
until 26 August 1921
|President of the
|Éamon de Valera
from 26 August 1921 until 9 January 1922
|Chairman of the Provisional Government||W.T. Cosgrave
— Michael Collins
from 16 January 1922 until 22 August 1922
There were two elections in Ireland on 24 May 1921, as a result of the Government of Ireland Act 1920 to establish the House of Commons of Northern Ireland and the House of Commons of Southern Ireland. The election was used by Irish republicans as the basis of membership of the 2nd Dáil. The 2nd Dáil lasted 388 days.
The members who were elected are listed below. 124 Sinn Féin candidates were returned unopposed from 26 geographic constituencies and the National University of Ireland constituency. The University of Dublin constituency returned four Independent Unionist candidates, also unopposed, but they refused to attend Dáil Éireann.
In addition, according to Irish republican theory 52 members elected from 9 geographic constituencies and the Queen's University of Belfast in Northern Ireland were also entitled to sit in the 2nd Dáil. Six Sinn Féin candidates were elected, 5 of whom had also been returned in the other part of Ireland. 40 Ulster Unionist and 5 Nationalist candidates (representing a remnant of the old Irish Parliamentary Party which had survived in Northern Ireland) were elected. One of the latter won two seats, making a total of six victories. These 45 all refused to attend Dáil Éireann.
- Note: Sinn Féin also won 6 seats in the Northern Ireland election.
Members by constituency
Those who attended Dáil Éireann called themselves Teachtaí Dála (TDs).
Those who refused to be members of the 2nd Dáil.
- Government of the 2nd Dáil
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of Ireland
- List of historic Dáil Éireann constituencies
- Anglo-Irish Treaty Dáil vote
- "General Election of 24 May 1921". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- "2nd Dáil". Oireachtas members database. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- Michael Collins was elected for two constituencies; Armagh and Cork Mid, North, South, South East and West.
- Arthur Griffith was elected for two constituencies; Cavan and Fermanagh & Tyrone.
- Seán Milroy was elected for two constituencies; Cavan and Fermanagh & Tyrone.
- Éamon de Valera was elected for two constituencies; Clare and Down.
- Eoin MacNeill was elected for two constituencies; Londonderry and National University of Ireland.
- Joseph Devlin was elected for two constituencies; Antrim and Belfast West.