Members of the 11th Dáil

This is a list of members who were elected to the 11th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1943 general election on 23 June 1943 and met on 1 July 1943.

11th Dáil Éireann
10th Dáil 12th Dáil
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Legislative bodyDáil Éireann
Meeting placeLeinster House
Term1 July 1943 – 10 May 1944
Election1943 general election
GovernmentGovernment of the 11th Dáil
Ceann ComhairleFrank Fahy
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
TánaisteSeán T. O'Kelly
Chief WhipEamonn Kissane
Paddy Smith
until 2 July 1943
Leader of the OppositionThomas F. O'Higgins
W. T. Cosgrave
until January 1944
1st1 July 1943 – 9 July 1943
2nd20 October 1943 – 10 May 1944

There were no by-elections during this time. The Dáil adjourned sine die on 10 May 1944, the day after President Douglas Hyde called a general election for 30 May at the request of the Taoiseach Éamon de Valera. Technically, and exceptionally, the outgoing Dáil was not dissolved until after the election. Although the Constitution requires the President to dissolve the Dáil before a general election, this procedure was overridden by the General Elections (Emergency Provisions) Act 1943.[1][2] The act, which would have been unconstitutional if not for the state of emergency in effect during the Second World War, was intended to increase national security by minimising the interval during which no Dáil is in existence.[2]

Composition of the 11th DáilEdit

Party June 1943 May 1944
Fianna Fáil 66 66
Fine Gael 32 32
Labour Party 17 12
Clann na Talmhan 14 13
National Labour Party 0 5
Independent 8 9
Ceann Comhairle 1 1

Government party denoted with bullet ()

Graphical representationEdit

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 11th Dáil from July 1943.


  • Note that this was not the official seating plan.

TDs by constituencyEdit

The list of the 138 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.

Members of the 11th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Athlone–Longford Thomas Carter Fianna Fáil
Erskine H. Childers Fianna Fáil
Seán Mac Eoin Fine Gael
Carlow–Kildare Thomas Harris Fianna Fáil
James Hughes Fine Gael
Francis Humphreys Fianna Fáil
William Norton Labour Party
Cavan John James Cole Independent
Patrick O'Reilly Clann na Talmhan
Michael Sheridan Fianna Fáil
Paddy Smith Fianna Fáil
Clare Patrick Burke Fine Gael
Thomas Burke Independent
Éamon de Valera Fianna Fáil
Patrick Hogan Labour Party
Seán O'Grady Fianna Fáil
Cork Borough Richard Anthony Independent
W. T. Cosgrave Fine Gael
Frank Daly Fianna Fáil
Séamus Fitzgerald Fianna Fáil
Cork North Patrick Halliden Clann na Talmhan
Timothy Linehan Fine Gael
Seán Moylan Fianna Fáil
Leo Skinner Fianna Fáil
Cork South-East William Broderick Fine Gael
Martin Corry Fianna Fáil
Thomas Looney Labour Party
Cork West Seán Buckley Fianna Fáil
Timothy O'Donovan Fine Gael
Timothy J. Murphy Labour Party
Patrick O'Driscoll Clann na Talmhan
Timothy O'Sullivan Fianna Fáil
Donegal East Neal Blaney Fianna Fáil
John Friel Fianna Fáil
Daniel McMenamin Fine Gael
William Sheldon Clann na Talmhan
Donegal West Brian Brady Fianna Fáil
Cormac Breslin Fianna Fáil
Michael Óg McFadden Fine Gael
Dublin County Seán Brady Fianna Fáil
Liam Cosgrave Fine Gael
Henry Dockrell Fine Gael
Patrick Fogarty Fianna Fáil
James Tunney Labour Party
Dublin North-East Alfie Byrne Independent
James Larkin Labour Party
Oscar Traynor Fianna Fáil
Dublin North-West Cormac Breathnach Fianna Fáil
A. P. Byrne Independent
Patrick McGilligan Fine Gael
Seán T. O'Kelly Fianna Fáil
Martin O'Sullivan Labour Party
Dublin South Robert Briscoe Fianna Fáil
Maurice E. Dockrell Fine Gael
Peadar Doyle Fine Gael
James Larkin Jnr Labour Party
Seán Lemass Fianna Fáil
James Lynch Fianna Fáil
John McCann Fianna Fáil
Dublin Townships Ernest Benson Fine Gael
Bernard Butler Fianna Fáil
Seán MacEntee Fianna Fáil
Galway East Patrick Beegan Fianna Fáil
Michael Donnellan Clann na Talmhan
Frank Fahy Ceann Comhairle
Mark Killilea Snr Fianna Fáil
Galway West Gerald Bartley Fianna Fáil
Eamon Corbett Fianna Fáil
Joseph Mongan Fine Gael
Kerry North Patrick Finucane Clann na Talmhan
Eamonn Kissane Fianna Fáil
Tom McEllistrim Fianna Fáil
Dan Spring Labour Party
Kerry South Frederick Crowley Fianna Fáil
John Healy Fianna Fáil
Fionán Lynch Fine Gael
Kilkenny Philip Mahony Clann na Talmhan
Thomas Derrig Fianna Fáil
James Pattison Labour Party
Leitrim Stephen Flynn Fianna Fáil
Bernard Maguire Independent
Mary Reynolds Fine Gael
Leix–Offaly Patrick Boland Fianna Fáil
William Davin Labour Party
Oliver J. Flanagan Independent
Patrick Gorry Fianna Fáil
Thomas F. O'Higgins Fine Gael
Limerick George C. Bennett Fine Gael
Daniel Bourke Fianna Fáil
Tadhg Crowley Fianna Fáil
Michael Keyes Labour Party
Donnchadh Ó Briain Fianna Fáil
James Reidy Fine Gael
Robert Ryan Fianna Fáil
Louth Frank Aiken Fianna Fáil
James Coburn Fine Gael
Roddy Connolly Labour Party
Mayo North Patrick Browne Fine Gael
James Kilroy Fianna Fáil
P. J. Ruttledge Fianna Fáil
Mayo South Joseph Blowick Clann na Talmhan
Dominick Cafferky Clann na Talmhan
Micheál Clery Fianna Fáil
James FitzGerald-Kenney Fine Gael
Mícheál Ó Móráin Fianna Fáil
Meath–Westmeath Charles Fagan Fine Gael
Patrick Giles Fine Gael
Michael Hilliard Fianna Fáil
Michael Kennedy Fianna Fáil
Matthew O'Reilly Fianna Fáil
Monaghan James Dillon Independent
Bridget Rice Fianna Fáil
Conn Ward Fianna Fáil
Roscommon John Beirne Snr Clann na Talmhan
Gerald Boland Fianna Fáil
John Meighan Clann na Talmhan
Sligo Martin Brennan Fianna Fáil
Martin Roddy Fine Gael
Patrick Rogers Fine Gael
Tipperary Dan Breen Fianna Fáil
Andrew Fogarty Fianna Fáil
Daniel Morrissey Fine Gael
William O'Donnell Clann na Talmhan
Jeremiah Ryan Fine Gael
Martin Ryan Fianna Fáil
Richard Stapleton Labour Party
Waterford Denis Heskin Clann na Talmhan
Patrick Little Fianna Fáil
Michael Morrissey Fianna Fáil
Bridget Redmond Fine Gael
Wexford Denis Allen Fianna Fáil
Richard Corish Labour Party
John Esmonde Fine Gael
John O'Leary Labour Party
James Ryan Fianna Fáil
Wicklow Christopher Byrne Fianna Fáil
Patrick Cogan Clann na Talmhan
James Everett Labour Party


Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
July 1943 Donegal East Independent Clann na Talmhan William Sheldon (CnaT) resigns from Clann na Talmhan
7 January 1945 Cork South-East National Labour Party Labour Party Thomas Looney resigns from the Labour Party and joins the National Labour Party
7 January 1945 Kerry North National Labour Party Labour Party Dan Spring resigns from the Labour Party and joins the National Labour Party
7 January 1945 Kilkenny National Labour Party Labour Party James Pattison resigns from the Labour Party and joins the National Labour Party
7 January 1945 Wexford National Labour Party Labour Party John O'Leary resigns from the Labour Party and joins the National Labour Party
7 January 1945 Wicklow National Labour Party Labour Party James Everett resigns from the Labour Party and joins the National Labour Party as its Leader

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Constitution of Ireland". Irish Statute Book. Article 16.3. Retrieved 27 March 2018.; "General Elections (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1943". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 27 March Valera, Éamon (10 May 1944). "Adjournment of the Dáil". Vol.93 No.15 p.3 c.2497–2498. Retrieved 27 March 2018. I did not ask for a dissolution of the Dáil. This Dáil would not have been meeting to-day if there had been a dissolution. .... I did not ask for a dissolution, because we passed an Act last year to enable the Dáil, during this critical period, to be brought together at any time that there was need for doing so, so that the Executive at any time would have to assemble the Dáil in case there was any national issue that demanded its assembly. ... when the Dáil adjourns now it will not meet again unless there is some national issue which makes it necessary to call the Dáil together.
  2. ^ a b Committee on Finance (10th Dáil) (14 April 1943). "General Elections (Emergency Provisions) Bill, 1943—Second Stage". Dáil Éireann debates. Oireachtas. Retrieved 27 March 2018.