Members of the 2nd Dáil

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2nd Dáil Éireann
1st Dáil 3rd Dáil
Oireachtas logo.svg
Jurisdiction Irish Republic
Southern Ireland
Meeting place Royal College of Surgeons
Mansion House
UCD (Earlsfort Terrace)
Term 16 August 1921 – 8 June 1922
Election 1921 general election
Government Government of the 2nd Dáil
Members 128
Ceann Comhairle Eoin MacNeill
President of Dáil Éireann Arthur Griffith
from 10 January 1922 until 12 August 1922
Éamon de Valera
until 26 August 1921
President of the
Irish Republic
Éamon de Valera
from 26 August 1921 until 9 January 1922
Chairman of the Provisional Government W. T. Cosgrave
Michael Collins
from 16 January 1922 until 22 August 1922
1st 16 August 1921 – 14 September 1921
2nd 14 December 1921 – 8 June 1922

There were two elections in Ireland on 24 May 1921, as a result of the Government of Ireland Act 1920 to establish the House of Commons of Northern Ireland and the House of Commons of Southern Ireland. The election was used by Irish republicans as the basis of membership of the 2nd Dáil, the 2nd Dáil lasted 388 days.

The members who were elected are listed below. 124 Sinn Féin candidates were returned unopposed from 26 geographic constituencies and the National University of Ireland constituency.[1] The University of Dublin constituency returned four Independent Unionist candidates, also unopposed, but they refused to attend Dáil Éireann.

In addition, according to Irish republican theory 52 members elected from 9 geographic constituencies and the Queen's University of Belfast in Northern Ireland were also entitled to sit in the 2nd Dáil. Six Sinn Féin candidates were elected, 5 of whom had also been returned in the other part of Ireland. 40 Ulster Unionist and 5 Nationalist candidates (representing a remnant of the old Irish Parliamentary Party which had survived in Northern Ireland) were elected. One of the latter won two seats, making a total of six victories, these 45 all refused to attend Dáil Éireann.

It was during the 2nd Dáil that the Anglo-Irish Treaty was debated, the treaty was ratified by the 2nd Dáil.

Election result[edit]

Party Seats
Sinn Féin 124
Independent Unionist 4

Members by constituency[edit]


Those who attended Dáil Éireann called themselves Teachtaí Dála (TDs).

Members of the 2nd Dáil[2]
Constituency Name Party
Armagh Michael Collins[3] Sinn Féin
Carlow–Kilkenny Edward Aylward Sinn Féin
W. T. Cosgrave Sinn Féin
James Lennon Sinn Féin
Gearóid O'Sullivan Sinn Féin
Cavan Arthur Griffith[4] Sinn Féin
Paul Galligan Sinn Féin
Seán Milroy[5] Sinn Féin
Clare Brian O'Higgins Sinn Féin
Éamon de Valera[6] Sinn Féin
Sean Liddy Sinn Féin
Patrick Brennan Sinn Féin
Cork Borough James J. Walsh Sinn Féin
Liam de Róiste Sinn Féin
Mary MacSwiney Sinn Féin
Daniel O'Callaghan Sinn Féin
Cork East and North–East David Kent Sinn Féin
Thomas Hunter Sinn Féin
Séamus Fitzgerald Sinn Féin
Cork Mid, North, South,
South East and West
Seán MacSwiney Sinn Féin
Patrick O'Keeffe Sinn Féin
Michael Collins[3] Sinn Féin
Daniel Corkery Sinn Féin
Seán Hales Sinn Féin
Seán Hayes Sinn Féin
Seán Moylan Sinn Féin
Seán Nolan Sinn Féin
Donegal Joseph O'Doherty Sinn Féin
Peter Ward Sinn Féin
Joseph Sweeney Sinn Féin
Patrick McGoldrick Sinn Féin
Joseph McGinley Sinn Féin
Samuel O'Flaherty Sinn Féin
Down Éamon de Valera[6] Sinn Féin
Dublin County Michael Derham Sinn Féin
George Gavan Duffy Sinn Féin
Séamus Dwyer Sinn Féin
Desmond FitzGerald Sinn Féin
Frank Lawless Sinn Féin
Margaret Pearse Sinn Féin
Dublin Mid Seán T. O'Kelly Sinn Féin
Philip Shanahan Sinn Féin
Seán McGarry Sinn Féin
Kathleen Clarke Sinn Féin
Dublin North-West Joseph McGrath Sinn Féin
Michael Staines Sinn Féin
Philip Cosgrave Sinn Féin
Richard Mulcahy Sinn Féin
Dublin South Constance Markievicz Sinn Féin
Thomas Kelly Sinn Féin
Daniel McCarthy Sinn Féin
Cathal Ó Murchadha Sinn Féin
Fermanagh and Tyrone Arthur Griffith[4] Sinn Féin
Seán Milroy[5] Sinn Féin
Seán O'Mahony Sinn Féin
Galway Pádraic Ó Máille Sinn Féin
Liam Mellows Sinn Féin
Bryan Cusack Sinn Féin
Frank Fahy Sinn Féin
Patrick Hogan Sinn Féin
George Nicolls Sinn Féin
Joseph Whelehan Sinn Féin
Kerry–Limerick West Piaras Béaslaí Sinn Féin
Fionán Lynch Sinn Féin
Austin Stack Sinn Féin
Patrick Cahill Sinn Féin
Con Collins Sinn Féin
James Crowley Sinn Féin
Thomas O'Donoghue Sinn Féin
Edmund Roche Sinn Féin
Kildare–Wicklow Domhnall Ua Buachalla Sinn Féin
Robert Barton Sinn Féin
Christopher Byrne Sinn Féin
Art O'Connor Sinn Féin
Robert Erskine Childers Sinn Féin
Leitrim–Roscommon North Thomas Carter Sinn Féin
James Dolan Sinn Féin
Andrew Lavin Sinn Féin
George Noble Plunkett Sinn Féin
Leix–Offaly Patrick McCartan Sinn Féin
Joseph Lynch Sinn Féin
Francis Bulfin Sinn Féin
Kevin O'Higgins Sinn Féin
Limerick City–Limerick East Michael Colivet Sinn Féin
Richard Hayes Sinn Féin
William Hayes Sinn Féin
Kathleen O'Callaghan Sinn Féin
Londonderry Eoin MacNeill[7] Sinn Féin
Longford–Westmeath Joseph McGuinness Sinn Féin
Lorcan Robbins Sinn Féin
Seán Mac Eoin Sinn Féin
Laurence Ginnell Sinn Féin
Louth–Meath John J. O'Kelly Sinn Féin
James Murphy Sinn Féin
Justin McKenna Sinn Féin
Peter Hughes Sinn Féin
Eamonn Duggan Sinn Féin
Mayo North and West John Crowley Sinn Féin
Thomas Derrig Sinn Féin
Joseph MacBride Sinn Féin
P. J. Ruttledge Sinn Féin
Mayo South–Roscommon South William Sears Sinn Féin
Tom Maguire Sinn Féin
Daniel O'Rourke Sinn Féin
Harry Boland Sinn Féin
Monaghan Ernest Blythe Sinn Féin
Seán MacEntee Sinn Féin
Eoin O'Duffy Sinn Féin
National University of Ireland Eoin MacNeill[7] Sinn Féin
Ada English Sinn Féin
Michael Hayes Sinn Féin
William Stockley Sinn Féin
Sligo–Mayo East Frank Carty Sinn Féin
Alexander McCabe Sinn Féin
James Devins Sinn Féin
Francis Ferran Sinn Féin
Thomas O'Donnell Sinn Féin
Tipperary Mid, North and South Séamus Burke Sinn Féin
Joseph MacDonagh Sinn Féin
P. J. Moloney Sinn Féin
Patrick O'Byrne Sinn Féin
Waterford–Tipperary East Cathal Brugha Sinn Féin
Eamon Dee Sinn Féin
Frank Drohan Sinn Féin
Séamus Robinson Sinn Féin
Vincent White Sinn Féin
Wexford James Ryan Sinn Féin
Seán Etchingham Sinn Féin
Richard Corish Sinn Féin
Séamus Doyle Sinn Féin


Those who refused to be members of the 2nd Dáil.

Constituency Name Party
Antrim Milne Barbour UUP
Robert Crawford UUP
Joseph Devlin[8] Nationalist
John Fawcett Gordon UUP
George Boyle Hanna UUP
Robert Megaw UUP
Hugh O'Neill UUP
Armagh Richard Best UUP
John Dillon Nugent Nationalist
David Graham Shillington UUP
Belfast East Dawson Bates UUP
Herbert Dixon UUP
Thompson Donald UUP
James Augustine Duff UUP
Belfast North Lloyd Campbell UUP
William Grant UUP
Samuel McGuffin UUP
Robert McKeown UUP
Belfast South Crawford McCullagh UUP
Julia McMordie UUP
Thomas Moles UUP
Hugh MacDowell Pollock UUP
Belfast West Thomas Henry Burn UUP
Joseph Devlin[8] Nationalist
Robert Lynn UUP
William J. Twaddell UUP
Dublin University Ernest Alton Independent Unionist
James Craig Independent Unionist
Gerald Fitzgibbon Independent Unionist
William Thrift Independent Unionist
Down J. M. Andrews UUP
James Craig UUP
Thomas Lavery UUP
Robert McBride UUP
Thomas McMullan UUP
Harry Mulholland UUP
Patrick O'Neill Nationalist
Fermanagh and Tyrone Edward Archdale UUP
James Cooper UUP
William Coote UUP
Thomas Harbison Nationalist
William Thomas Miller UUP
Londonderry Robert Anderson UUP
Dehra Chichester UUP
George Leeke Nationalist
John Martin Mark UUP
Queen's University of Belfast John Campbell UUP
Robert Johnstone UUP
Hugh Morrison UUP
John Hanna Robb UUP

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "General Election of 24 May 1921". Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "2nd Dáil". Oireachtas members database. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Michael Collins was elected for two constituencies; Armagh and Cork Mid, North, South, South East and West.
  4. ^ a b Arthur Griffith was elected for two constituencies; Cavan and Fermanagh & Tyrone.
  5. ^ a b Seán Milroy was elected for two constituencies; Cavan and Fermanagh & Tyrone.
  6. ^ a b Éamon de Valera was elected for two constituencies; Clare and Down.
  7. ^ a b Eoin MacNeill was elected for two constituencies; Londonderry and National University of Ireland.
  8. ^ a b Joseph Devlin was elected for two constituencies; Antrim and Belfast West.