Members of the 5th Dáil
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This is a list of members who were elected to the 5th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of the Irish Free State. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the June 1927 general election on 9 June 1927 and met on 23 June 1927. The 5th Dáil was dissolved by Governor-General Tim Healy, at the request of the President of the Executive Council W. T. Cosgrave on 25 August 1927. The 5th Dáil is the shortest Dáil in the history of the state, lasting only 98 days.
|5th Dáil Éireann|
|Jurisdiction||Irish Free State|
|Meeting place||Leinster House|
|Term||23 June 1927 – 16 August 1927|
|Election||June 1927 general election|
|Government||Government of the 5th Dáil|
|Ceann Comhairle||Michael Hayes|
|President of the Executive Council||W. T. Cosgrave|
|Vice-President of the Executive Council||Ernest Blythe|
— Kevin O'Higgins
until 10 July 1927
|Chief Whip||Eamonn Duggan|
— James Dolan
until 24 June 1927
|Leader of the Opposition||Éamon de Valera|
— Thomas Johnson
until 11 August 1927
Composition of the 5th DáilEdit
|Party||June 1927||Sep. 1927|
|•||Cumann na nGaedheal||46||47|
|National League Party||8||8|
Government party denoted with bullet (•)
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 5th Dáil from June 1927.
- Note that this was not the official seating plan.
TDs by constituencyEdit
The list of the 153 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.
|24 August 1927||Dublin South||Cumann na nGaedheal||Fianna Fáil||Thomas Hennessy (CnaG) wins the seat vacated by the death of Constance Markievicz (FF)|
|24 August 1927||Dublin County||Cumann na nGaedheal||Cumann na nGaedheal||Gearóid O'Sullivan (CnaG) holds the seat vacated by the death of Kevin O'Higgins (CnaG)|