137 of 138 seats in Dáil Éireann
70 seats needed for a majority
Percentage of seats gained by each of the three major parties, and number of seats gained by smaller parties and independents.
The 1937 Irish general election was held on Thursday, 1 July 1937, just over two weeks after the dissolution of the Dáil on 14 June. A plebiscite on whether to approve the new Constitution of Ireland was held on the same day. The newly elected 138 members of the 9th Dáil assembled at Leinster House on 21 July 1937 when the new President of the Executive Council and Executive Council of the Irish Free State were appointed. Fianna Fáil retained power, though it failed to achieve an outright majority.
The general election took place in 34 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Irish Free State for 138 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.
For this election the number of seats in the Dáil was reduced by 15, from 153 to 138 seats.
|Election to the 9th Dáil – 1 July 1937|
|Fianna Fáil||Éamon de Valera||69||–8||50.0||599,040||45.2||–4.5|
|Fine Gael||W. T. Cosgrave||48||–11||34.8||461,171||34.8||–4.8|