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
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Legislative bodyDáil Éireann
JurisdictionIrish Free State
Meeting placeLeinster House
Term8 February 1933 – 14 June 1937
Election1933 general election
GovernmentGovernment of the 8th Dáil
Ceann ComhairleFrank Fahy
President of the Executive CouncilÉamon de Valera
Vice-President of the Executive CouncilSeán T. O'Kelly
Chief WhipPatrick Little
Leader of the OppositionW. T. Cosgrave
1st8 February 1933 – 9 August 1933
2nd27 September 1933 – 10 August 1934
3rd12 September 1934 – 25 July 1935
4th30 October 1935 – 13 August 1936
5th4 November 1936 – 14 June 1937

Composition of the 8th DáilEdit

Party Jan. 1933 July 1937
Fianna Fáil 76 79
Cumann na nGaedheal[1] 48 0
National Centre Party[1] 11 0
Fine Gael[1] 0 56
Labour Party 8 8
Independent 9 9
Ceann Comhairle 1 1

Government party denoted with bullet ()

Graphical representationEdit

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.

Members of the 8th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny Desmond FitzGerald Cumann na nGaedheal
Seán Gibbons Fianna Fáil
Richard Holohan National Centre Party
Thomas Derrig Fianna Fáil
James Pattison Labour Party
Cavan Patrick McGovern National Centre Party
John Joe O'Reilly Cumann na nGaedheal
Michael Sheridan Fianna Fáil
Paddy Smith Fianna Fáil
Clare Patrick Burke Cumann na nGaedheal
Éamon de Valera Fianna Fáil
Patrick Hogan Labour Party
Patrick Houlihan Fianna Fáil
Seán O'Grady Fianna Fáil
Cork Borough Richard Anthony Independent
W. T. Cosgrave Cumann na nGaedheal
William Desmond Cumann na nGaedheal
Thomas Dowdall Fianna Fáil
Hugo Flinn Fianna Fáil
Cork East William Broderick Cumann na nGaedheal
Martin Corry Fianna Fáil
Patrick Daly Cumann na nGaedheal
William Kent National Centre Party
Patrick Murphy Fianna Fáil
Cork North Daniel Corkery Fianna Fáil
Seán Moylan Fianna Fáil
Daniel O'Leary Cumann na nGaedheal
Cork West James Burke Cumann na nGaedheal
Tom Hales Fianna Fáil
Timothy J. Murphy Labour Party
Timothy O'Donovan National Centre Party
Eamonn O'Neill Cumann na nGaedheal
Donegal Neal Blaney Fianna Fáil
Brian Brady Fianna Fáil
James Dillon National Centre Party
Hugh Doherty Fianna Fáil
Michael Óg McFadden Cumann na nGaedheal
Daniel McMenamin Cumann na nGaedheal
James Myles Independent
Joseph O'Doherty Fianna Fáil
Dublin County John A. Costello Cumann na nGaedheal
Seán Brady Fianna Fáil
Henry Dockrell Cumann na nGaedheal
John Good Independent
Seán MacEntee Fianna Fáil
Batt O'Connor Cumann na nGaedheal
Gearóid O'Sullivan Cumann na nGaedheal
Margaret Mary Pearse Fianna Fáil
Dublin North Patrick Belton Cumann na nGaedheal
Cormac Breathnach Fianna Fáil
Alfie Byrne Independent
Eamonn Cooney Fianna Fáil
Richard Mulcahy Cumann na nGaedheal
Seán T. O'Kelly Fianna Fáil
Vincent Rice Cumann na nGaedheal
Oscar Traynor Fianna Fáil
Dublin South James Beckett Cumann na nGaedheal
Robert Briscoe Fianna Fáil
Peadar Doyle Cumann na nGaedheal
Thomas Kelly Fianna Fáil
Seán Lemass Fianna Fáil
James Lynch Fianna Fáil
James McGuire Cumann na nGaedheal
Dublin University Ernest Alton Independent
James Craig Independent
William Thrift Independent
Galway Gerald Bartley Fianna Fáil
Patrick Beegan Fianna Fáil
Seán Broderick Cumann na nGaedheal
Frank Fahy Ceann Comhairle
Patrick Hogan Cumann na nGaedheal
Stephen Jordan Fianna Fáil
Séamus Keely Fianna Fáil
Mark Killilea Snr Fianna Fáil
Martin McDonogh Cumann na nGaedheal
Kerry Frederick Crowley Fianna Fáil
John Flynn Fianna Fáil
Eamonn Kissane Fianna Fáil
Fionán Lynch Cumann na nGaedheal
Tom McEllistrim Fianna Fáil
Denis Daly Fianna Fáil
John O'Sullivan Cumann na nGaedheal
Kildare Thomas Harris Fianna Fáil
Sydney Minch Cumann na nGaedheal
William Norton Labour Party
Leitrim–Sligo William Browne Fianna Fáil
Frank Carty Fianna Fáil
James Dolan Cumann na nGaedheal
Stephen Flynn Fianna Fáil
Bernard Maguire Fianna Fáil
Martin Roddy Cumann na nGaedheal
Patrick Rogers National Centre Party
Leix–Offaly Patrick Boland Fianna Fáil
William Davin Labour Party
Eamon Donnelly Fianna Fáil
Jack Finlay National Centre Party
Thomas F. O'Higgins Cumann na nGaedheal
Limerick George C. Bennett Cumann na nGaedheal
Daniel Bourke Fianna Fáil
Tadhg Crowley Fianna Fáil
Michael Keyes Labour Party
Donnchadh Ó Briain Fianna Fáil
James Reidy Cumann na nGaedheal
Robert Ryan Fianna Fáil
Longford–Westmeath Charles Fagan National Centre Party
James Geoghegan Fianna Fáil
Michael Kennedy Fianna Fáil
Seán Mac Eoin Cumann na nGaedheal
James Victory Fianna Fáil
Louth Frank Aiken Fianna Fáil
James Coburn Independent
James Murphy Cumann na nGaedheal
Mayo North Micheál Clery Fianna Fáil
Michael Davis Cumann na nGaedheal
James Morrisroe Cumann na nGaedheal
P. J. Ruttledge Fianna Fáil
Mayo South James FitzGerald-Kenney Cumann na nGaedheal
Michael Kilroy Fianna Fáil
Edward Moane Fianna Fáil
Martin Nally Cumann na nGaedheal
Richard Walsh Fianna Fáil
Meath Robert Davitt Cumann na nGaedheal
James Kelly Fianna Fáil
Matthew O'Reilly Fianna Fáil
Monaghan Alexander Haslett Independent
Eamon Rice Fianna Fáil
Conn Ward Fianna Fáil
National University of Ireland Helena Concannon Fianna Fáil
Conor Maguire Fianna Fáil
Patrick McGilligan Cumann na nGaedheal
Roscommon Michael Brennan Cumann na nGaedheal
Gerald Boland Fianna Fáil
Frank MacDermot National Centre Party
Patrick O'Dowd Fianna Fáil
Tipperary Dan Breen Fianna Fáil
Séamus Burke Cumann na nGaedheal
Richard Curran National Centre Party
Andrew Fogarty Fianna Fáil
Seán Hayes Fianna Fáil
Daniel Morrissey Cumann na nGaedheal
Martin Ryan Fianna Fáil
Waterford Seán Goulding Fianna Fáil
Patrick Little Fianna Fáil
Bridget Redmond Cumann na nGaedheal
Nicholas Wall National Centre Party
Wexford Richard Corish Labour Party
Osmond Esmonde Cumann na nGaedheal
John Keating Cumann na nGaedheal
Patrick Kehoe Fianna Fáil
James Ryan Fianna Fáil
Wicklow James Everett Labour Party
Séamus Moore Fianna Fáil
Dermot O'Mahony Cumann na nGaedheal


Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
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)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c On 8 September 1933 Cumann na nGaedheal and the National Centre Party, along with the Army Comrades Association (Blueshirts) merged to form Fine Gael.