Government of the 6th Dáil

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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.

4th Executive Council of the Irish Free State[edit]

Government of the 6th Dáil
4th Executive Council of the Irish Free State
Date formed 11 October 1927
Date dissolved 3 April 1930
People and organizations
Head of government W. T. Cosgrave
Deputy head of government Ernest Blythe
Head of state George V
Total number of ministers 9
Member party Cumann na nGaedheal
Status in legislature Minority Government
Opposition leader Éamon de Valera (Fianna Fáil)
History
Election(s) September 1927 general election
Legislature term(s) 6th Dáil
Previous 3rd Executive Council
Successor 5th Executive Council

The 4th Executive Council of the Irish Free State (11 October 1927 – 3 April 1930) was formed by the Cumann na nGaedheal party.[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 Agriculture and Lands Patrick Hogan
Minister for Defence Desmond FitzGerald
Minister for Education John M. O'Sullivan
Minister for External Affairs Patrick McGilligan
Minister for Industry and Commerce
Minister for Fisheries Fionán Lynch
Minister for Justice James FitzGerald-Kenney
Minister for Local Government and Public Health Richard Mulcahy

5th Executive Council of the Irish Free State[edit]

Government of the 6th Dáil
5th Executive Council of the Irish Free State
Date formed 3 April 1930
Date dissolved 9 March 1932
People and organizations
Head of government W. T. Cosgrave
Deputy head of government Ernest Blythe
Head of state George V
Total number of ministers 9
Member party Cumann na nGaedheal
Status in legislature Minority Government
Opposition leader Éamon de Valera (Fianna Fáil)
History
Legislature term(s) 6th Dáil
Previous 4th Executive Council
Successor 6th Executive Council

The 5th Executive Council of the Irish Free State (3 April 1930 – 9 March 1932) was formed by the Cumann na nGaedheal party.[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 Agriculture Patrick Hogan
Minister for Defence Desmond FitzGerald
Minister for Education John M. O'Sullivan
Minister for External Affairs Patrick McGilligan
Minister for Industry and Commerce
Minister for Justice James FitzGerald-Kenney
Minister for Lands and Fisheries Fionán Lynch
Minister for Local Government and Public Health Richard Mulcahy

The government positions are listed in alphabetical order, rather than in terms of seniority.

See also[edit]

Executive Council of the Irish Free State – October 1928.
L–R: Diarmuid O'Hegarty, Patrick McGilligan, James FitzGerald-Kenney, John M. O'Sullivan, John A. Costello, W. T. Cosgrave, Ernest Blythe, Desmond FitzGerald, Richard Mulcahy, Patrick Hogan and Fionán Lynch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History of Government – Sixth Dáil". Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 20 October 2013.