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The 6th Dáil was elected at the September 1927 general election on 15 September 1927 and first met on 11 October when the 4th Executive Council was appointed. The 6th Dáil lasted for 1,615 days.

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4th Executive Council of the Irish Free StateEdit

Government of the 6th Dáil
4th Executive Council of the Irish Free State
Date formed11 October 1927
Date dissolved2 April 1930
People and organisations
Head of stateGeorge V
Governor-GeneralTim Healy (Oct. 1927 – Jan. 1928)
James McNeill (Jan. 1928 – Apr. 1930)
Head of governmentW. T. Cosgrave
Deputy head of governmentErnest Blythe
Total no. of ministers9
Member partyCumann na nGaedheal
Status in legislatureMinority Government
Opposition leaderÉamon de Valera (Fianna Fáil)
History
Election(s)September 1927 general election
Legislature term(s)6th Dáil
Predecessor3rd Executive Council
Successor5th Executive Council

The 4th Executive Council of the Irish Free State (11 October 1927 – 2 April 1930) was formed by Cumann na nGaedheal. Ministers are listed in order of seniority.[1]

Office Name
President of the Executive Council W. T. Cosgrave
Vice-President of the Executive Council Ernest Blythe
Minister for Finance
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs
Minister for Defence Desmond FitzGerald
Minister for Education John M. O'Sullivan
Minister for Industry and Commerce Patrick McGilligan
Minister for External Affairs
Minister for Agriculture and Lands Patrick Hogan
Minister for Fisheries Fionán Lynch
Minister for Local Government and Public Health Richard Mulcahy
Minister for Justice James FitzGerald-Kenney

5th Executive Council of the Irish Free StateEdit

Government of the 6th Dáil
5th Executive Council of the Irish Free State
Date formed2 April 1930
Date dissolved9 March 1932
People and organisations
Head of stateGeorge V
Governor-GeneralJames McNeill
Head of governmentW. T. Cosgrave
Deputy head of governmentErnest Blythe
Total no. of ministers9
Member partyCumann na nGaedheal
Status in legislatureMinority Government
Opposition leaderÉamon de Valera (Fianna Fáil)
History
Legislature term(s)6th Dáil
Predecessor4th Executive Council
Successor6th Executive Council

On 28 March 1930, after a loss of a vote in the Dáil by the executive council, the President tendered his resignation to the Governor-General.[2]

On 2 April 1930, the Dáil approved the nomination of W. T. Cosgrave as President of the Executive Council.[3] On 3 April 1930, the 5th Executive Council of the Irish Free State (2 April 1930 – 9 March 1932) was formed by Cumann na nGaedheal. Ministers are listed in order of seniority.[4][1]

Office Name
President of the Executive Council W. T. Cosgrave
Vice-President of the Executive Council Ernest Blythe
Minister for Finance
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs
Minister for Defence Desmond FitzGerald
Minister for Education John M. O'Sullivan
Minister for Industry and Commerce Patrick McGilligan
Minister for External Affairs
Minister for Agriculture Patrick Hogan
Minister for Lands and Fisheries Fionán Lynch
Minister for Local Government and Public Health Richard Mulcahy
Minister for Justice James FitzGerald-Kenney

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "History of Government – Sixth Dáil". Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Resignation of the President. | Friday, 28 March 1930". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Nomination of President of the Executive Council. | Wednesday, 2 April 1930". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Nomination of Ministers. | Thursday, 3 April 1930". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 15 January 2018.