Government of the 4th Dáil
|Government of the 4th Dáil|
|2nd Executive Council of the Irish Free State|
|Date formed||19 September 1923|
|Date dissolved||23 June 1927|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||George V|
|Head of government||W. T. Cosgrave|
|Deputy head of government||Kevin O'Higgins|
|Total no. of ministers||11 (inc. 4 non-members of the Executive Council)|
|Member party||Cumann na nGaedheal|
|Status in legislature||Minority Government|
|Opposition leader||Thomas Johnson (Labour Party)|
|Election(s)||1923 general election|
|Legislature term(s)||4th Dáil|
|Predecessor||1st Executive Council|
|Successor||3rd Executive Council|
2nd Executive Council of the Irish Free StateEdit
|President of the Executive Council||W. T. Cosgrave|
|Vice-President of the Executive Council||Kevin O'Higgins|
|Minister for Justice|
|Minister for Defence||Richard Mulcahy|
|Minister for Education||Eoin MacNeill|
|Minister for External Affairs||Desmond FitzGerald|
|Minister for Finance||Ernest Blythe|
|Minister for Industry and Commerce||Joseph McGrath|
Ministers not members of the Executive CouncilEdit
|Minister for Lands and Agriculture||Patrick Hogan|
|Minister for Fisheries||Fionán Lynch|
|Minister for Local Government and Public Health||Séamus Burke|
|Minister for Posts and Telegraphs||James J. Walsh|
Changes 20 March 1924Edit
|Minister for Defence||W. T. Cosgrave (acting)|
Changes 4 April 1924Edit
|Minister for Industry and Commerce||Patrick McGilligan|
Changes 21 November 1924Edit
|Minister for Defence||Peter Hughes|
Changes 28 January 1926Edit
|Minister for Education||John M. O'Sullivan|
- "History of Government – Fourth Dáil". Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
- On 6 June 1924 the Ministers and Secretaries Act,1924 came into effect and the title of Minister for Home Affairs was changed to the Minister for Justice.
- Richard Mulcahy was forced to resign after criticism by the Executive Council over his handling of the so-called Army Mutiny.
- Eoin MacNeill resigned in November 1925 following the report of the Irish Boundary Commission was published in a newspaper. MacNeill had represented the Free State on the commission.
- Joseph McGrath resigned from office on 7 March 1924 because of dissatisfaction with government attitude to IRAO army officers.
- On 6 June 1924 the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 came into effect and the title of Minister for Agriculture was changed to the Minister for Lands and Agriculture.
- On 6 June 1924 the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 came into effect and the title of Minister for Local Government changed to the Minister for Local Government and Public Health.
- On 6 June 1924 the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 came into effect and title of Postmaster-General was changed to the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs.