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Tenth Dáil

 

(30 June 1938 - 26 June 1943)

Second Government


Name: Eamon de Valera
Posts held:
Taoiseach
External Affairs
(from: 30.6.38 to 1.7.43)

Name: Seán T. Okelly
Posts held:
Tánaiste (from: 30.6.38 to 2.7.43)
Local Government & Public Health (from: 30.6.38 to 8.9.39)

Name: Patrick Ruttledge     
Post held: Justice (from: 30.6.38 to 8.9.39)

Name: Seán F. Lemass     
Post held: Industry & Commerce (from: 30.6.38 to 16.9.39)

Name: Seán MacEntee     
Post held: Finance (from: 30.6.38 to 10.9.39)

Name: James Ryan            
Post held: Agriculture (from: 30.6.39 to 2.7.43)

Name: Frank Aiken           
Post held: Defence (from: 30.6.39 to 8.9.39)

Name: Thomas Derrig
Post held: Education (from: 30.6.39 to 8.9.39)

Name: Gerald Boland         
Post held: Lands (from: 30.6.39 to 8.9.39)

Name: Oscar Traynor        
Post held: Posts & Telegraphs (from: 30.6.39 to 8.9.39)

 



PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIES


Name: Patrick J. Little
Posts held:
Taoiseach
External Affairs
(From: 30.6.38 to 26.9.39)

Name: Dr. Francis Ward 
Post held: Local Government & Public Health (from: 30.6.38 to

Name: Hugh V. Flinn
Post held: Finance (from: 30.6.38 to

Name: Seán O'Grady        

Posts held:
Lands (from 30.6.38 to
Defence (from: 30.6.38 to 28.8.39)

Name: Seán Moylan 
Post held: Industry & Commerce (from: 30.6.38 to

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

 


PERMANENT OFFICIALS


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

Name: Pádraig Ó Cinnéide 
Post held: Assistant Secretary to the Government (from: 29.12.37)


Note:

Where no termination date is given, see next table which indicated a reorganisation of this Cabinet.

 


30 June 1938 - 26 June 1943

Second Government
(Reorganised Cabinet - European War, 1939)


Name: Eamon de Valera      

Post held:
Taoiseach (from: 30.6.38 to 1.7.43)
External Affairs (from: 30.6.38 to 2.7.43)
Local Government & Public Health (from: 15.8.41 to 18.8.41)
Education (from: 27.9.39 to 18.6.40)

Name: Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh

Posts held:
Tánaiste (from: 30.6.38 to 2.7.43)
Min for Local Government & Public Health
Finance (from: 16.9.39 to 2.7.43)
Education (from: 8.9.39 to 27.9.39)

Name: Patrick Ruttledge      

Posts held:
Justice (from 30.6.38 to 8.9.39)
Local Government & Public Health (from: 8.9.39 to 14.8.41)

Name: Seán McEntee       

Posts held:
Finance (from 30.6.38 to 16.9.39)
Local Government & Public Health (from: 18.8.41 to 2.7.43)
Industry & Commerce (from: 16.9.39 to 18.8.41)

Name: Gerald Boland         

Posts held:
Lands (from 30.6.38 to 8.9.39)
Justice (from: 8.9.39 to 2.7.43)

Name: Seán Lemass        

Post held:
Industry & Commerce (from 30.6.38 to 16.9.39) and (from: 18.8.41 to 2.7.43)
Supplies (from: 8.9.39 to 2.7.43)

Name: James Ryan            

Post held: Agriculture (from: 30.6.38 to 2.7.43)

Name: Oscar Traynor        

Posts held:
Posts & Telegraphs (30.3.38 to 8.9.39)
Defence (from: 8.9.39 to 2.7.43)

Name: Thomas Derrig

Posts held:
Education (from 30.6.38 to 8.9.39) and (from: 18.6.40 to 2.7.43)
Lands (from: 8.9.39 to 2.7.43)
Posts & Telegraphs (from: 8.9.39 to 27.9.39)

Name: Patrick Little
Post held: Posts & Telegraphs (from: 27.9.39 to 2.7.43)

Name: Frank Aiken           

Posts held:

Defence (from 30.6.38 to 8.9.39)
Co-ordination of Defence Measures (from: 8.9.39 to 2.7.43)

 


PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIES


Name: Patrick J. Little        

Posts held:
Taoiseach
External Affairs
(to 26.9.39 when appointed Min for Posts & Telegraphs

Name: Patrick Smith 

Posts held:
Taoiseach
External Affairs
(from: 27.9.39 to 26.6.43)

Name: Francis C. Ward
Post held: Local Government & Public Health (from: 30.6.38 to 26.6.43)

Name: Hugo V. Flinn
Posts held:
Local Government & Public Health (from: 12.9.41 to 28.1.43)
Finance (from: 12.9.41 to 28.1.43)

Name: Seán Moylan         

Posts held:
Finance (from: 10.2.43 to 26.6.43)
Defence (from: 29.8.39 to 26.6.43)
Industry & Commerce (from: 30.6.38 to 9.2.43)

Name: Eamon Kissane
Post held: Lands (from: 10.2.43 to 26.6.43)

Name: Seán O'Grady        

Posts held:
Lands (from 12.9.41 to 9.2.43)
Industry & Commerce (from: 10.2.43 to 26.6.43)

 



ATTORNEY GENERALS


Name: Patrick Lynch

Attorney General (from: 30.6.38 to 1.3.40) resigned

Name: Kevin Haugh

Attorney General (from: 2.3.40 to 10.10.42) - appointed as Judge of the High Court

Name: Kevin Dixon

Attorney General (from: 10.10.42 to 1.7.43)

 


PERMANENT OFFICIALS


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

Name: Pádraig Ó Cinnéide
Post held: Assistant Secretary to the Government (continuous)