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This is a list of members who were elected to the 3rd Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of the soon to be created Irish Free State. These TDs (members of parliament) were elected at the 1922 general election on 16 June 1922. The 3rd Dáil was dissolved by Governor-General Tim Healy, at the request of the President of the Executive Council W. T. Cosgrave on 9 August 1923. The 3rd Dáil lasted 437 days.

3rd Dáil Éireann
2nd Dáil 4th Dáil
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JurisdictionIrish Republic
Southern Ireland
Irish Free State
Meeting placeUCD (Earlsfort Terrace)
Leinster House
Term9 September 1922 – 9 August 1923
Election1922 general election
GovernmentGovernment of the 3rd Dáil
Ceann ComhairleMichael Hayes
President of Dáil ÉireannW. T. Cosgrave
until 6 December 1922
Chairman of the Provisional GovernmentW. T. Cosgrave
until 6 December 1922
President of the Executive CouncilW. T. Cosgrave
from 6 December 1922
Vice-President of the Executive CouncilKevin O'Higgins
from 6 December 1922
Chief WhipDaniel McCarthy
from 6 December 1922
Leader of the OppositionThomas Johnson
from 6 December 1922
1st9 September 1922 – 9 August 1923

Composition of the 3rd DáilEdit

Party June 1922
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) 58
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) 36
Labour Party 17
Farmers' Party 7
Businessman's Party 1
Independent 9

Government party denoted with bullet ()

Graphical representationEdit

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 4th Dáil from June 1922.


  • Note that this was not the official seating plan.
  • Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) is shown on the right.
  • Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) is shown on the left, though they did not take their seats.

TDs by constituencyEdit

The list of the 128 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.

Members of the 3rd Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny W. T. Cosgrave Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Patrick Gaffney Labour Party
Denis Gorey Farmers' Party
Gearóid O'Sullivan Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Cavan Walter L. Cole Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Arthur Griffith Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Seán Milroy Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Clare Patrick Brennan Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Éamon de Valera Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Sean Liddy Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Brian O'Higgins Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Cork Borough Robert Day Labour Party
Liam de Róiste Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Mary MacSwiney Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
James J. Walsh Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Cork East and North–East John Dinneen Farmers' Party
Michael Hennessy Businessmen's Party
David Kent[1] Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Cork Mid, North, South,
South–East and West
Michael Bradley Labour Party
Michael Collins Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Daniel Corkery Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Sean Hales Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Seán Hayes Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Seán Moylan Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Thomas Nagle Labour Party
Daniel Vaughan Farmers' Party
Donegal Joseph McGinley Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Patrick McGoldrick Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Joseph O'Doherty Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Samuel O'Flaherty Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Joseph Sweeney Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Peter Ward Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Dublin County Michael Derham Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
George Gavan Duffy Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Darrell Figgis Independent
Desmond FitzGerald Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Thomas Johnson Labour Party
John Rooney Farmers' Party
Dublin Mid Alfie Byrne Independent
Seán McGarry Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Seán T. O'Kelly Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Laurence O'Neill Independent
Dublin North-West Philip Cosgrave Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Joseph McGrath Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Richard Mulcahy Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Michael Staines Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Dublin South Thomas Kelly Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Myles Keogh Independent
Daniel McCarthy Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
William X. O'Brien Labour Party
Dublin University Ernest Alton Independent
James Craig Independent
Gerald Fitzgibbon Independent
William Thrift Independent
Galway Bryan Cusack Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Frank Fahy Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Patrick Hogan Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
George Nicolls Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Pádraic Ó Máille Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Thomas J. O'Connell Labour Party
Joseph Whelehan Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Kerry–Limerick West Piaras Béaslaí Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Patrick Cahill Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Con Collins Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
James Crowley Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Fionán Lynch Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Thomas O'Donoghue Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Edmund Roche Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Austin Stack Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Kildare–Wicklow Robert Barton Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Christopher Byrne Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Hugh Colohan Labour Party
James Everett Labour Party
Richard Wilson Farmers' Party
Leitrim–Roscommon North Thomas Carter Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
James Dolan Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Andrew Lavin Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
George Noble Plunkett Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Leix–Offaly Francis Bulfin Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
William Davin Labour Party
Patrick McCartan Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Kevin O'Higgins Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Limerick City–Limerick East Michael Colivet Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Richard Hayes Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
William Hayes Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Kathleen O'Callaghan Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Longford–Westmeath Laurence Ginnell Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
John Lyons Labour Party
Seán Mac Eoin Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Francis McGuinness Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Louth–Meath Eamonn Duggan Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Peter Hughes Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
James Murphy Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
John J. O'Kelly Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Cathal O'Shannon Labour Party
Mayo North and West John Crowley Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Thomas Derrig Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Joseph MacBride Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
P. J. Ruttledge Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Mayo South–Roscommon South Harry Boland Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Tom Maguire Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Daniel O'Rourke Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
William Sears Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Monaghan Ernest Blythe Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Patrick McCarvill Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Eoin O'Duffy Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
National University of Ireland Michael Hayes Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Eoin MacNeill Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
William Magennis Independent
William Stockley Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Sligo–Mayo East Frank Carty Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
James Devins Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Francis Ferran Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Alexander McCabe Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Thomas O'Donnell Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Tipperary Mid, North and South Séamus Burke Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Joseph MacDonagh Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
P. J. Moloney Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Daniel Morrissey Labour Party
Waterford–Tipperary East Cathal Brugha Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
John Butler Labour Party
Daniel Byrne Farmers' Party
Nicholas Phelan Labour Party
Vincent White Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)
Wexford Richard Corish Labour Party
Michael Doyle Farmers' Party
Séamus Doyle Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty)
Daniel O'Callaghan Labour Party

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The third TD from Cork East and North–East is not identified on the Oireachtas members database. The Irish Independent newspaper of 21 January 1922 reports it was D. Ceannt, a Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) candidate. This is the Irish language form of the name of David Kent, who was a TD for the constituency in the Second Dáil.