Members of the 8th Dáil
This is a list of members who were elected to the 8th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of the Irish Free State. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1933 general election on 24 January 1933 and met on 8 February 1933. The 8th Dáil was dissolved on 14 June 1937. The 8th Dáil lasted 1,619 days.
|8th Dáil Éireann|
|Jurisdiction||Irish Free State|
|Meeting place||Leinster House|
|Term||8 February 1933 – 14 June 1937|
|Election||1933 general election|
|Government||Government of the 8th Dáil|
|Ceann Comhairle||Frank Fahy|
|President of the Executive Council||Éamon de Valera|
|Vice-President of the Executive Council||Seán T. O'Kelly|
|Chief Whip||Patrick Little|
|Leader of the Opposition||W. T. Cosgrave|
Composition of the 8th DáilEdit
|Party||Jan. 1933||July 1937|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||48||0|
|National Centre Party||11||0|
Government party denoted with bullet (•)
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 8th Dáil from February 1933.
- 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.
|13 October 1933||Dublin University||Independent||Independent||Robert Rowlette (Ind) wins the seat vacated by the death of James Craig (Ind)|
|17 June 1935||Dublin County||Fine Gael||Fine Gael||Cecil Lavery (FG) holds the seat vacated by the death of Batt O'Connor (FG)|
|19 June 1935||Galway||Fianna Fáil||Fine Gael||Eamon Corbett (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Martin McDonogh (FG)|
|13 August 1936||Galway||Fianna Fáil||Fine Gael||Martin Neilan (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Patrick Hogan (FG)|
|17 August 1936||Wexford||Fianna Fáil||Fine Gael||Denis Allen (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Osmond Esmonde (FG)|