Members of the 6th Dáil

This is a list of members who were elected to the 6th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of the Irish Free State. These TDs (members of parliament) were elected at the September 1927 general election on 15 September 1927 and met on 11 October 1927. The 6th Dáil was dissolved by Governor-General James McNeill, at the request of the President of the Executive Council W. T. Cosgrave on 29 January 1932. The 6th Dáil lasted 1,615 days.

6th Dáil Éireann
5th Dáil 7th Dáil
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Legislative bodyDáil Éireann
JurisdictionIrish Free State
Meeting placeLeinster House
Term11 October 1927 – 17 December 1931
ElectionSeptember 1927 general election
GovernmentGovernment of the 6th Dáil
Ceann ComhairleMichael Hayes
President of the Executive CouncilW. T. Cosgrave
Vice-President of the Executive CouncilErnest Blythe
Chief WhipEamonn Duggan
Leader of the OppositionÉamon de Valera
1st11 October 1927 – 31 July 1928
2nd10 October 1928 – 31 July 1929
3rd23 October 1929 – 17 July 1930
4th19 November 1930 – 17 July 1931
5th14 October 1931 – 17 December 1931

Composition of the 6th DáilEdit

Party Sep. 1927 Feb. 1932
Cumann na nGaedheal 61 65
Fianna Fáil 57 57
Labour Party 13 12
Farmers' Party 6 6
National League Party 2 0
Irish Worker League 1 0
Independent 12 12
Ceann Comhairle 1 1

Government party denoted with bullet ()

Graphical representationEdit

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 6th Dáil from October 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.

Members of the 6th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny W. T. Cosgrave[1] Cumann na nGaedheal
Peter de Loughry Cumann na nGaedheal
Edward Doyle Labour Party
Thomas Derrig Fianna Fáil
Richard Holohan Farmers' Party
Cavan John James Cole Independent
John O'Hanlon Independent
John Joe O'Reilly Cumann na nGaedheal
Paddy Smith Fianna Fáil
Clare Éamon de Valera Fianna Fáil
Patrick Hogan Labour Party
Patrick Houlihan Fianna Fáil
Patrick Kelly Cumann na nGaedheal
Martin Sexton Fianna Fáil
Cork Borough Richard Anthony Labour Party
W. T. Cosgrave[1] Cumann na nGaedheal
Barry Egan Cumann na nGaedheal
Hugo Flinn Fianna Fáil
Seán French Fianna Fáil
Cork East Edmond Carey Cumann na nGaedheal
Martin Corry Fianna Fáil
John Daly Cumann na nGaedheal
Michael Hennessy Cumann na nGaedheal
William Kent Fianna Fáil
Cork North Daniel Corkery Fianna Fáil
Daniel O'Leary Cumann na nGaedheal
Daniel Vaughan Farmers' Party
Cork West Thomas Mullins Fianna Fáil
Timothy J. Murphy Labour Party
Timothy O'Donovan Farmers' Party
Timothy Sheehy Cumann na nGaedheal
Jasper Wolfe Independent
Donegal Neal Blaney Fianna Fáil
Frank Carney Fianna Fáil
Archie Cassidy Labour Party
Eugene Doherty Cumann na nGaedheal
Hugh Law Cumann na nGaedheal
Michael Óg McFadden Cumann na nGaedheal
John White Farmers' Party
James Myles Independent
Dublin County Seán Brady Fianna Fáil
Bryan Cooper Cumann na nGaedheal
Desmond FitzGerald Cumann na nGaedheal
John Good Independent
Seán MacEntee Fianna Fáil
Joseph Murphy Independent
Batt O'Connor Cumann na nGaedheal
Gearóid O'Sullivan Cumann na nGaedheal
Dublin North Alfie Byrne Independent
John Byrne Cumann na nGaedheal
Margaret Collins-O'Driscoll Cumann na nGaedheal
Eamonn Cooney Fianna Fáil
James Larkin Irish Worker League
Patrick Leonard Cumann na nGaedheal
Richard Mulcahy Cumann na nGaedheal
Seán T. O'Kelly Fianna Fáil
Dublin South James Beckett Cumann na nGaedheal
Robert Briscoe Fianna Fáil
Peadar Doyle Cumann na nGaedheal
Thomas Hennessy Cumann na nGaedheal
Myles Keogh Cumann na nGaedheal
Frank Kerlin Fianna Fáil
Seán Lemass Fianna Fáil
Dublin University Ernest Alton Independent
James Craig Independent
William Thrift Independent
Galway Seán Broderick Cumann na nGaedheal
Frank Fahy Fianna Fáil
Patrick Hogan Cumann na nGaedheal
Stephen Jordan Fianna Fáil
Mark Killilea Snr Fianna Fáil
Martin McDonogh Cumann na nGaedheal
Joseph Mongan Cumann na nGaedheal
Thomas Powell Fianna Fáil
Seán Tubridy Fianna Fáil
Kerry Frederick Crowley Fianna Fáil
James Crowley Cumann na nGaedheal
Fionán Lynch Cumann na nGaedheal
Tom McEllistrim Fianna Fáil
William O'Leary Fianna Fáil
Thomas O'Reilly Fianna Fáil
John O'Sullivan Cumann na nGaedheal
Kildare Hugh Colohan Labour Party
Domhnall Ua Buachalla Fianna Fáil
George Wolfe Cumann na nGaedheal
Leitrim–Sligo James Dolan Cumann na nGaedheal
Frank Carty Fianna Fáil
John Hennigan Cumann na nGaedheal
Samuel Holt Fianna Fáil
Bernard Maguire Fianna Fáil
Patrick Reynolds Cumann na nGaedheal
Martin Roddy Cumann na nGaedheal
Leix–Offaly William Aird Cumann na nGaedheal
Patrick Boland Fianna Fáil
William Davin Labour Party
James Dwyer Cumann na nGaedheal
Patrick Gorry Fianna Fáil
Limerick George C. Bennett Cumann na nGaedheal
Daniel Bourke Fianna Fáil
Patrick Clancy Labour Party
James Colbert Fianna Fáil
Tadhg Crowley Fianna Fáil
John Nolan Cumann na nGaedheal
Richard O'Connell Cumann na nGaedheal
Longford–Westmeath Henry Broderick Labour Party
Michael Connolly Cumann na nGaedheal
Michael Kennedy Fianna Fáil
James Killane Fianna Fáil
Patrick Shaw Cumann na nGaedheal
Louth Frank Aiken Fianna Fáil
James Coburn National League Party
James Murphy Cumann na nGaedheal
Mayo North Micheál Clery Fianna Fáil
Michael Davis Cumann na nGaedheal
Mark Henry Cumann na nGaedheal
P. J. Ruttledge Fianna Fáil
Mayo South James FitzGerald-Kenney Cumann na nGaedheal
Michael Kilroy Fianna Fáil
Martin Nally Cumann na nGaedheal
Thomas J. O'Connell Labour Party
Richard Walsh Fianna Fáil
Meath Eamonn Duggan Cumann na nGaedheal
Arthur Matthews Cumann na nGaedheal
Matthew O'Reilly Fianna Fáil
Monaghan Ernest Blythe Cumann na nGaedheal
Alexander Haslett Independent
Conn Ward Fianna Fáil
National University of Ireland Michael Hayes Ceann Comhairle
Patrick McGilligan Cumann na nGaedheal
Michael Tierney Cumann na nGaedheal
Roscommon Gerald Boland Fianna Fáil
Michael Brennan Independent
Martin Conlon Cumann na nGaedheal
Patrick O'Dowd Fianna Fáil
Tipperary Séamus Burke Cumann na nGaedheal
Andrew Fogarty Fianna Fáil
Seán Hayes Fianna Fáil
John Hassett Cumann na nGaedheal
Michael Heffernan Farmers' Party
Daniel Morrissey Labour Party
Timothy Sheehy Fianna Fáil
Waterford Seán Goulding Fianna Fáil
Patrick Little Fianna Fáil
William Redmond National League Party
Vincent White Cumann na nGaedheal
Wexford Denis Allen Fianna Fáil
Richard Corish Labour Party
Osmond Esmonde Cumann na nGaedheal
Michael Jordan Farmers' Party
James Ryan Fianna Fáil
Wicklow James Everett Labour Party
Séamus Moore Fianna Fáil
Dermot O'Mahony Cumann na nGaedheal


Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
3 November 1927 Carlow–Kilkenny Cumann na nGaedheal Cumann na nGaedheal Denis Gorey (CnaG) holds the seat vacated by W. T. Cosgrave[1] (CnaG)
3 April 1928 Dublin North Cumann na nGaedheal Irish Worker League Vincent Rice (CnaG) wins the seat vacated by James Larkin[2] (Ind)
14 March 1929 Dublin North Cumann na nGaedheal Independent Thomas F. O'Higgins (CnaG) wins the seat vacated by Alfie Byrne[3] (Ind)
7 June 1929 Leitrim–Sligo Cumann na nGaedheal Fianna Fáil Seán Mac Eoin (CnaG) wins the seat vacated by the death of Samuel Holt (FF)
13 June 1930 Longford–Westmeath Fianna Fáil Fianna Fáil James Geoghegan (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of James Killane (FF)
9 December 1930 Dublin County Cumann na nGaedheal Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Finlay (CnaG) holds the seat vacated by the death of Bryan Cooper (CnaG)
29 June 1931 Kildare Fianna Fáil Labour Party Thomas Harris (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Hugh Colohan (Lab)
July 1931 Waterford Cumann na nGaedheal National League Party William Redmond (NL) joins Cumann na nGaedheal following the disbandment of the National League Party.
July 1931 Louth Independent National League Party James Coburn (NL) becomes an Independent TD following the disbandment of the National League Party.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c W. T. Cosgrave was elected for two constituencies; Carlow–Kilkenny and Cork Borough. He resigned his seat in Carlow–Kilkenny following the election.
  2. ^ James Larkin was disqualified due to bankruptcy.
  3. ^ When Alfie Byrne was elected to Seanad Éireann he resigned his Dáil seat on 20 February 1929.