Members of the 13th Dáil
This is a list of members who were elected to the 13th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1948 general election on 4 February 1948 and met on 18 February 1948. The 13th Dáil was dissolved by President Seán T. O'Kelly, at the request of the Taoiseach John A. Costello on 7 May 1951. The 13th Dáil lasted 1,211 days.
|13th Dáil Éireann|
|Meeting place||Leinster House|
|Term||18 February 1948 – 2 May 1951|
|Election||1948 general election|
|Government||Government of the 13th Dáil|
|Ceann Comhairle||Frank Fahy|
|Taoiseach||John A. Costello|
|Chief Whip||Liam Cosgrave|
|Leader of the Opposition||Éamon de Valera|
Composition of the 13th DáilEdit
|Party||Feb. 1948||May 1951|
|•||Clann na Poblachta||10||10|
|•||Clann na Talmhan||7||7|
|•||National Labour Party||5||5|
Government coalition parties denoted with bullets (•)
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 13th Dáil from February 1948.
- Note that this was not the official seating plan.
TDs by constituencyEdit
The list of the 147 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.
|7 December 1948||Donegal East||Fianna Fáil||Fianna Fáil||Neil Blaney (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father Neal Blaney (FF)|
|15 June 1949||Cork West||Labour Party||Labour Party||William J. Murphy (Lab) holds the seat vacated by the death of Timothy J. Murphy (Lab)|
|16 November 1949||Donegal West||Fine Gael||Fianna Fáil||Patrick O'Donnell (FG) wins the seat vacated by the death of Brian Brady (FF)|