Members of the 13th Dáil

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13th Dáil Éireann
12th Dáil 14th Dáil
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Legislative bodyDáil Éireann
Meeting placeLeinster House
Term18 February 1948 – 2 May 1951
Election1948 general election
GovernmentGovernment of the 13th Dáil
Ceann ComhairleFrank Fahy
TaoiseachJohn A. Costello
TánaisteWilliam Norton
Chief WhipLiam Cosgrave
Leader of the OppositionÉamon de Valera
1st18 February 1948 – 6 August 1948
2nd17 November 1948 – 21 July 1949
3rd26 October 1949 – 18 July 1950
4th25 October 1950 – 2 May 1951

This is a list of members who were elected to the 13th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1948 general election on 4 February 1948 and met on 18 February 1948. The 13th Dáil was dissolved by President Seán T. O'Kelly, at the request of the Taoiseach John A. Costello on 7 May 1951. The 13th Dáil lasted 1,211 days.

Composition of the 13th Dáil[edit]

Party Feb. 1948 May 1951
Fianna Fáil 67 66
Fine Gael 31 32
Labour Party 14 14
Clann na Poblachta 10 10
Clann na Talmhan 7 7
National Labour Party 5 5
Independent 12 12
Ceann Comhairle 1 1

Government coalition parties denoted with bullets ()

Graphical representation[edit]

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 13th Dáil from February 1948.

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  • Note that this was not the official seating plan.

TDs by constituency[edit]

The list of the 147 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.

Members of the 13th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny Patrick Crotty Fine Gael
Joseph Hughes Fine Gael
Thomas Derrig Fianna Fáil
James Pattison National Labour Party
Thomas Walsh Fianna Fáil
Cavan Patrick O'Reilly Independent
Michael Sheridan Fianna Fáil
Paddy Smith Fianna Fáil
John Tully Clann na Poblachta
Clare Thomas Burke Independent
Éamon de Valera Fianna Fáil
Patrick Hogan Labour Party
Seán O'Grady Fianna Fáil
Cork Borough James Hickey National Labour Party
Jack Lynch Fianna Fáil
Patrick McGrath Fianna Fáil
Thomas F. O'Higgins Fine Gael
Michael Sheehan Independent
Cork East Martin Corry Fianna Fáil
Seán Keane Labour Party
Patrick O'Gorman Fine Gael
Cork North Patrick Halliden Clann na Talmhan
Patrick McAuliffe Labour Party
Seán Moylan Fianna Fáil
Cork South Seán Buckley Fianna Fáil
Dan Desmond Labour Party
Patrick Lehane Clann na Talmhan
Cork West Seán Collins Fine Gael
Timothy J. Murphy Labour Party
Timothy O'Sullivan Fianna Fáil
Donegal East Neal Blaney Fianna Fáil
John Friel Fianna Fáil
Daniel McMenamin Fine Gael
William Sheldon Independent
Donegal West Brian Brady Fianna Fáil
Cormac Breslin Fianna Fáil
Michael Óg McFadden Fine Gael
Dublin County Patrick Burke Fianna Fáil
Seán Dunne Labour Party
Éamon Rooney Fine Gael
Dublin North-Central Vivion de Valera Fianna Fáil
Patrick McGilligan Fine Gael
Martin O'Sullivan Labour Party
Dublin North-East Jack Belton Fine Gael
Alfie Byrne Independent
Harry Colley Fianna Fáil
Peadar Cowan Clann na Poblachta
Oscar Traynor Fianna Fáil
Dublin North-West Cormac Breathnach Fianna Fáil
A. P. Byrne Independent
Mick Fitzpatrick Clann na Poblachta
Dublin South-Central Maurice E. Dockrell Fine Gael
James Larkin Jnr Labour Party
Con Lehane Clann na Poblachta
Seán Lemass Fianna Fáil
John McCann Fianna Fáil
Dublin South-East Noël Browne Clann na Poblachta
John A. Costello Fine Gael
Seán MacEntee Fianna Fáil
Dublin South-West Robert Briscoe Fianna Fáil
Bernard Butler Fianna Fáil
Peadar Doyle Fine Gael
Seán MacBride Clann na Poblachta
Michael O'Higgins Fine Gael
Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown Seán Brady Fianna Fáil
Joseph Brennan Clann na Poblachta
Liam Cosgrave Fine Gael
Galway North Michael Donnellan Clann na Talmhan
Mark Killilea Snr Fianna Fáil
Michael F. Kitt Fianna Fáil
Galway South Patrick Beegan Fianna Fáil
Frank Fahy Ceann Comhairle
Robert Lahiffe Fianna Fáil
Galway West Gerald Bartley Fianna Fáil
Michael Lydon Fianna Fáil
Joseph Mongan Fine Gael
Kerry North Patrick Finucane Clann na Talmhan
Eamonn Kissane Fianna Fáil
Tom McEllistrim Fianna Fáil
Dan Spring National Labour Party
Kerry South Honor Crowley Fianna Fáil
John Flynn Independent
Patrick Palmer Fine Gael
Kildare Thomas Harris Fianna Fáil
William Norton Labour Party
Gerard Sweetman Fine Gael
Leix–Offaly Patrick Boland Fianna Fáil
William Davin Labour Party
Oliver J. Flanagan Independent
Patrick Gorry Fianna Fáil
Tom O'Higgins Fine Gael
Limerick East Daniel Bourke Fianna Fáil
Michael Keyes Labour Party
James Reidy Fine Gael
Robert Ryan Fianna Fáil
Limerick West James Collins Fianna Fáil
David Madden Fine Gael
Donnchadh Ó Briain Fianna Fáil
Longford–Westmeath Thomas Carter Fianna Fáil
Erskine H. Childers Fianna Fáil
Charles Fagan Independent
Michael Kennedy Fianna Fáil
Seán Mac Eoin Fine Gael
Louth Frank Aiken Fianna Fáil
James Coburn Fine Gael
Roddy Connolly Labour Party
Mayo North Patrick Browne Fine Gael
James Kilroy Fianna Fáil
P. J. Ruttledge Fianna Fáil
Mayo South Joseph Blowick Clann na Talmhan
Bernard Commons Clann na Talmhan
Mícheál Ó Móráin Fianna Fáil
Richard Walsh Fianna Fáil
Meath Patrick Giles Fine Gael
Michael Hilliard Fianna Fáil
Matthew O'Reilly Fianna Fáil
Monaghan James Dillon Independent
Patrick Maguire Fianna Fáil
Bridget Rice Fianna Fáil
Roscommon John Beirne Jnr Clann na Talmhan
Gerald Boland Fianna Fáil
Jack McQuillan Clann na Poblachta
Daniel O'Rourke Fianna Fáil
Sligo–Leitrim Stephen Flynn Fianna Fáil
Eugene Gilbride Fianna Fáil
Bernard Maguire Independent
Mary Reynolds Fine Gael
Joseph Roddy Fine Gael
Tipperary North Patrick Kinane Clann na Poblachta
Daniel Morrissey Fine Gael
Mary Ryan Fianna Fáil
Tipperary South Dan Breen Fianna Fáil
Michael Davern Fianna Fáil
Richard Mulcahy Fine Gael
John Timoney Clann na Poblachta
Waterford Thomas Kyne Labour Party
Patrick Little Fianna Fáil
John Ormonde Fianna Fáil
Bridget Redmond Fine Gael
Wexford Denis Allen Fianna Fáil
Brendan Corish Labour Party
John Esmonde Fine Gael
John O'Leary National Labour Party
James Ryan Fianna Fáil
Wicklow Thomas Brennan Fianna Fáil
Patrick Cogan Independent
James Everett National Labour Party


Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
7 December 1948 Donegal East Fianna Fáil Fianna Fáil Neil Blaney (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father Neal Blaney (FF)
15 June 1949 Cork West Labour Party Labour Party William J. Murphy (Lab) holds the seat vacated by the death of Timothy J. Murphy (Lab)
16 November 1949 Donegal West Fine Gael Fianna Fáil Patrick O'Donnell (FG) wins the seat vacated by the death of Brian Brady (FF)

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