1933 – Fianna Fáil wins a general election.

The Irish general election of 1933 was held on 24 January 1933. The newly elected members of the 8th Dáil assembled at Leinster House on 8 February when the new President of the Executive Council and Executive Council of the Irish Free State were appointed. Fianna Fáil retained power, though fell one seat short of an overall majority.

The general election took place in 30 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Irish Free State for 153 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.

Excluding the Ceann Comhairle (speaker), Fianna Fáil, had won exactly half the seats and formed a government with support from the Labour Party, eventually winning enough by-elections to govern without Labour Party support.

First time TDs:

James Burke
John A. Costello
Patrick Daly
Robert Davitt
Hugh Doherty
Eamon Donnelly
Séamus Keely
Patrick Kehoe
James McGuire
James Morrisroe

Re-elected TDs:

Michael Óg McFadden

Outgoing TDs:

Eamonn Duggan (Retired)
Margaret Collins-O’Driscoll (Lost seat)
Francis Gormley (Lost seat)
Patrick Gorry (Lost seat)
Raphael Keyes (Lost seat)
John Kiersey (Lost seat)
Joseph Mongan (Lost seat)
Eugene O’Brien (Lost seat)
Patrick O’Hara (Retired)
Martin Sexton (Lost seat)



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