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|
|Jurisdiction||Irish Free State|
|Meeting place||Leinster House|
|Term||11 October 1927 – 17 December 1931|
|Election||September 1927 general election|
|Government||Government of the 6th Dáil|
|Ceann Comhairle||Michael Hayes|
|President of the Executive Council||W. T. Cosgrave|
|Vice-President of the Executive Council||Ernest Blythe|
|Chief Whip||Eamonn Duggan|
|Leader of the Opposition||Éamon de Valera|
Composition of the 6th DáilEdit
|Party||Sep. 1927||Feb. 1932|
|•||Cumann na nGaedheal||61||65|
|National League Party||2||0|
|Irish Worker League||1||0|
Government party denoted with bullet (•)
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.
|3 November 1927||Carlow–Kilkenny||Cumann na nGaedheal||Cumann na nGaedheal||Denis Gorey (CnaG) holds the seat vacated by W. T. Cosgrave (CnaG)|
|3 April 1928||Dublin North||Cumann na nGaedheal||Irish Worker League||Vincent Rice (CnaG) wins the seat vacated by James Larkin (Ind)|
|14 March 1929||Dublin North||Cumann na nGaedheal||Independent||Thomas F. O'Higgins (CnaG) wins the seat vacated by Alfie Byrne (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.|