1938 Irish general election
The 1938 Irish general election 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.
137 of 138 seats in Dáil Éireann
70 seats 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.
|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.