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Ninth Dáil

 

(21 July 1937 - 27 May 1938)

8th Executive Council and First Government


Name: Eamon de Valera        
Posts held:
President
External Affairs
(from: 21.7.37 to 30.6.38)

Name: Seán T. O'Kelly      
Posts held:
Vice President
Local Government and Public Health
(from: 21.7.37 to 30.6.38)

Name: Patrick J. Ruttledge
Posts held: Justice (from: 21.7.37 to 30.6.38)

Name: Séan F. Lemass     
Posts held: Industry and Commerce (from: 21.7.37 to 30.6.38)

Name: Seán MacEntee     
Posts held: Finance (from: 21.7.37 to 30.6.38)

Name: James Ryan
Posts held: Agriculture (from: 21.7.37 to 30.6.38)

Name: Frank Aiken
Posts held: Defence (from: 21.7.37 to 30.6.38)

Name: Thomas Derrig
Posts held: Education (from: 21.7.37 to 30.6.38)

Name: Gerald Boland
Posts held: Lands (from: 21.7.37 to 30.6.38)

Name: Oscar Traynor
Posts held: Posts and Telegraphs (from: 21.7.37 to 30.6.38)

 


PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIES


Name: Patrick J. Little
Posts held:
President
External Affairs
(From: 21.7.37 to 27.5.38)
Re-Appointed: (from: 21.6.38 to 30.6.38)

Name: Seán O'Grady
Posts held:
Lands
Defence
(From: 21.7.37 to 27.5.38)
Re-Appointed : (from: 21.6.38 to 30.6.38)

Name: Dr. Francis C. Ward
Post held: Local Government and Public Health
(From: 21.7.37 to 27.5.38)
Re-Appointed : (from: 21.6.38 to 30.6.38)

Name: Hugo V. Flinn
Post held: Finance
(From: 21.7.37 to 27.5.38)
Re-Appointed : (from: 21.6.38 to 30.6.38)

Name: Seán Moylan
Post held: Industry and Commerce
(From: 21.7.37 to 27.5.38)
Re-Appointed : (from: 21.6.38 to 30.6.38)

Name: Patrick Lynch
Post held: Attorney General (from: 21.7.37 to 30.6.38)

 


PERMANENT OFFICIALS


Name: Maurice Moynihan
Post held: Secretary to the Executive Council (continuous)

Name: Michael McDunphy, B.L.
Post held: Assistant Secretary to the Executive Council (continuous to 28.12.37 until appointed Secretary to the President)

Name: Padraig Ó Cinnéide
Post held: Assistant Secretary to the Executive Council (from: 29.12.37)

Note:


As from 29th December, 1937, on which date the new Constitution came into operation, the following changes took place.

(a) The 8th Executive Council became known as the 1st Government.

(b) The title of President of the Executive Council was changed to that of Taoiseach;

  • the Vice-President to that of Tánaiste ;
  • the Parliamentary Secretary to the President to that of Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach;
  • the Secretary the Executive Council to that of Secretary to the Government ; and
  • the Assistant Secretary to the Executive Council to that of Assistant Secretary to the Government.

There was, however, no new election and no change in the personnel of the Government. The members of the 8th Executive Council who were in office on the date of the coming into operation of the Constitution, i.e. 29.12.37, received formal appointments from the President of Ireland on 28.6.38.

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