Government of the 11th Dáil

Government of the 11th Dáil
3rd Government of Ireland
Date formed 1 July 1943
Date dissolved 9 June 1944
People and organisations
Head of government Éamon de Valera
Deputy head of government Seán T. O'Kelly
Head of state Douglas Hyde
Total number of ministers 12
Member party Fianna Fáil
Status in legislature Minority Government
Opposition leader W. T. Cosgrave (1943–Jan. 1944) (Fine Gael)
Thomas F. O'Higgins (Jan.–June 1944) (Fine Gael)
Election(s) 1943 general election
Legislature term(s) 11th Dáil
Predecessor 2nd Government of Ireland
Successor 4th Government of Ireland

The 11th Dáil was elected at the 1943 general election on 23 June 1943 and first met on 1 July when the 3rd Government of Ireland was appointed. The 11th Dáil lasted for 342 days.

3rd Government of Ireland

The 3rd Government of Ireland (1 July 1943 9 June 1944) was formed by the Fianna Fáil party.[1]

Office Name
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Minister for External Affairs
Tánaiste Seán T. O'Kelly
Minister for Finance
Minister for Agriculture James Ryan
Minister for the Co-ordination of Defensive Measures Frank Aiken
Minister for Defence Oscar Traynor
Minister for Education Thomas Derrig
Minister for Industry and Commerce Seán Lemass
Minister for Supplies
Minister for Justice Gerald Boland
Minister for Lands Seán Moylan
Minister for Local Government and Public Health Seán MacEntee
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Patrick Little

The government positions are listed in alphabetical order, rather than in terms of seniority.

See also


  1. "History of Government – Eleventh Dáil". Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
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