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Third Dáil

 

9 September 1922 - 9 August 1923

Provisional Government 30 August up to 6 December 1922 (inclusive)


Name: William T. Cosgrave
Post held:
President of Dáil Éireann (from 9.9.22 to 6.12.22)
Chairman of the Provisional Government (from 25.8.22 to 6.12.22)
Finance (from 26.8.22 to 6.12.22)

Name: Kevin O'Higgins
Post held: Home Affairs (from; 30.8.22 to 6.12.22)                  

Name: Joseph McGrath
Post held: Industry & Commerce (from 30.8.22 to 6.12.22)

Name: Patrick Hogan
Post held: Agriculture (from 30.8.22 to 6.12.22)

Name: Eoin McNeill         
Post held: Education (from 30.8.22 to 6.12.22)

Name: Ernest Blythe          
Post held: Local Government (from 30. 8.22 to 6.12.22)

Name: Desmond Fitzgerald     
Post held: External Affairs (from 30.8.22 to 6.12.22)

Name: Richard Mulcahy
Post held: Defence (from 30.8.22 to 6.12.22)                  

Name: James J. Walsh       
Post held: Postmaster-General (from: 30.8.22 to 6.12.22)                  

Name: Edmund Duggan        
Post held: No portfolio (from: 30.8.22 to 6.12.22)

Name: Finian Lynch
Post held: No portfolio (from: 30.8.22 to 6.12.22)

 

Note:


  1. The President as such was not a member of the Provisional Government. He was the head of the Dáil or Parliament. This Office lapsed with the establishment of the 1st Executive Council under the Constitution of Saorstát Éireann 6.12.22.
  2. Mr. Cosgrave was elected Chairman of the Provisional Government at a meeting of that body on 25 August. 1922.
  3. The Provisional Government was suspended on 6 December 1922 by the 1st Executive Council established under the Constitution of Saorstát Éireann.

 


9 September 1922 - 9 August 1923

1st Executive Council - Personnel of Ministry


Members of Executive Council:

Name: William T. Cosgrave  
Post held:
President (from 6.12.22 to 20.9.23)
Finance (from 6.12.22 to 21.9.23)

Name: Kevin O'Higgins
Post held:
Vice-President (from 6.12.22 to 21.9.23)
Home Affairs (from 6.12.22 to 21.9.23)

Name: Eoin MacNeill
Post held: Education (from 6.12.22 to 3.10.23)

Name: Joseph McGrath
Post held: Industry & Commerce (from 6.12.22 to 21.9.23)

Name: Ernest Blythe
Post held: Local Government (from 6.12.22 to 15.10.23)                  

Name: Richard Mulcahy
Post held: Defence (from 6.12.22 to 21.9.23)                  

Name: Desmond Fitzgerald
Post held: External Affairs (from 6.12.22 to 21.9.23)

 

Note:


  1. Re: Minister for Education - no successor was appointed until 3.10.23.
  2. Re: Local Government - Ernest Blythe held Office until appointment of successor on 4th Dáil.

 


9 September 1922 - 9 August 1923

1st Executive Council - Personnel of Ministry


Ministers not Members of Executive Council:

Name: Patrick Hogan          
Post held: Agriculture (from 14.12.22 to 15.10.23)                  

Name: Finian Lynch
Post held: Fisheries (from 14.12.22 to 15.10.23)                  

Name: James J. Walsh
Post held: Postmaster General (from 14.12.22 to 15.10.23)

Parliamentary Secretaries:

Name: Edmund J. Duggan        
Post held: Parliamentary Secretary to Executive Council (from 6.12.22 to ...)
Apt. did not terminate under 1st Executive Council

Name: Daniel McCarthy     
Post held: Parliamentary Secretary to the President (from 6.12.22 to ...)
Apt. did not terminate under 1st Executive Council

Attorney General:

Name: Hugh Kennedy  From 7.12.22 to 21/9/23 *

* It appears that despite cessation of Mr. Cosgrave as President of the Executive Council on 20.9.23, Mr. Kennedy continued as Attorney General until re-appointed on 22.9.23.

Permanent Officials:

Name: Diarmuid O'Hegarty     
Post held: Secretary to the Executive Council (from 6.1.22) Permanent                  

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