Government of the 7th Dáil

Government of the 7th Dáil
6th Executive Council of the Irish Free State
Date formed 9 March 1932
Date dissolved 8 February 1933
People and organisations
Head of government Éamon de Valera
Deputy head of government Seán T. O'Kelly
Head of state George V
Total number of ministers 10
Member party Fianna Fáil
Status in legislature Minority Government
Opposition leader W. T. Cosgrave (Cumann na nGaedheal)
Election(s) 1932 general election
Legislature term(s) 7th Dáil
Predecessor 5th Executive Council
Successor 7th Executive Council

The 7th Dáil was elected at the 1932 general election on 16 February 1932 and first met on 9 March when the 6th Executive Council was appointed. The 7th Dáil lasted for 343 days.

6th Executive Council of the Irish Free State

The 6th Executive Council of the Irish Free State (9 March 1932 – 8 February 1933) was formed by the Fianna Fáil party.[1] It was a minority government supported in the Dáil by the Labour Party. All cabinet ministers were members of Fianna Fáil.

Office Name
President of the Executive Council Éamon de Valera
Minister for External Affairs
Vice-President of the Executive Council Seán T. O'Kelly
Minister for Local Government and Public Health
Minister for Agriculture James Ryan
Minister for Defence Frank Aiken
Minister for Education Thomas Derrig
Minister for Finance Seán MacEntee
Minister for Industry and Commerce Seán Lemass
Minister for Justice James Geoghegan
Minister for Lands and Fisheries P. J. Ruttledge
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Joseph Connolly

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

See also


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