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Fourth Dáil

 

19 September 1923 - 23 May 1927

2nd Executive Council - (C/2)


Name: William T. Cosgrave  
Post held: President (from: 20.9.23 to 23.6.27)
Defence (from: 20.3.24 to 21.11.24)

Name: Kevin O'Higgins      
Post held: Vice-President
Home Affairs*
Justice (from: 21.9.23 to 23.6.27)
*[the title Minister for Justice is created by the Ministers & Secretaries Act, 1924 as from 2.6.24)

Name: Ernest Blythe
Post held: Finance (from: 21.9.23 to 23.6.27)

Name: Eoin MacNeill
Post held: Education (from: 3.10.23 to 24.11.25)

Name: John M. O'Sullivan
Post held: Education (from: 28.1.26 to 23.6.27)

Name: Joseph McGrath
Post held: Industry & Commerce (from: 21.9.23 to 7.3.24)

Name: Patrick McGilligan
Post held: Industry & Commerce (from: 4.4.24 to 23.6.27)

Name: Richard Mulcahy
Post held: Defence (from: 21.9.23 to 19.3.24)

Name: Peter Hughes        
Post held: Defence (from: 21.11.24 to 23.6.27)

Name: Desmond Fitzgerald     
Post held: External Affairs (from: 21.9.23 to 23.6.27)

 


Ministers not Members of Executive Council:


Name: Patrick Hogan          
Post held: Agriculture* (Lands & Agriculture) (from: 15.10.23 to 23.6.27)
*[the title in brackets is created by the Ministers & Secretaries Act, 1924 as from 2.6.24)

Name: Finian Lynch
Post held: Fisheries (from: 15.10.23 to 23.6.27)

Name: James Burke
Post held: Local Government* (Local Government & Public Health)
(from: 15.10.23 to 23.6.27)
*[the title in brackets is created by the Ministers & Secretaries Act, 1924 as from 2.6.24)

Name: James J. Walsh       
Post held: Postmaster General* (Posts & Telegraphs)
(from: 15.10.23 to 23.6.27)
*[the title in brackets is created by the Ministers & Secretaries Act, 1924 as from 2.6.24)

Note:


  1. From 30.6.24 to 28.8.24, the President acted as Minister for Finance for Mr. Blythe during his temporary absence.
  2. From 30.6.24 to 28.8.24, the President acted as Minister for Industry and Commerce for Mr. McGilligan during his temporary absence.
  3. From 30.6.24 to 28.8.24, the President acted as Minister for External Affairs for Mr. Fitzgerald during his temporary absence.

 


Parliamentary Secretaries


Name: Edmund Duggan
Post held:
Executive Council (from: 21.4.24 to 9.5.26)
Finance (from: 10.5.26 to 23.5.27)

Name: Daniel McCarthy
Post held: President (from: 6.12.22 to 31.3.24)

Name: James Dolan
Post held: President (from: 19.6.24 to 23.5.27)

Name: John M. O'Sullivan 
Post held: Finance (1.12.24 to 27.1.26)

Name: George Nicholls
Post held: Defence (from: 15.1.25 to 23.5.27)

 


ATTORNEY GENERAL


Name: Hugh Kennedy       
Date of Appointment: (from: 7.12.22 to ....) re-appointed: 22.9.23 to 5.6.24
Apt. Chief Justice: 5/6/24

Name: John O'Byrne        
Date of Appointment: (from: 7.6.24 to 9.1.26) (Apt. Judge of High Court)

Name: John A. Costello    
Date of Appointment: (from: 9.1.26 to 23.6.27)

 


PERMANENT OFFICIALS


Name: Diarmuid O'Hegarty
Post held: Secretary to the Executive Council (from: 16.1.22) Permanent

Name: Michael McDunphy
Post held: Assistant Secretary to the Executive Council (from: 30.1.22) Permanent