Minister for Economic Affairs

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The Minister for Economic Affairs was a position in the Government of the Irish Republic, the self-declared state which was established in 1919 by Dáil Éireann, the parliamentary assembly made up of the majority of Irish MPs elected in the 1918 general election. The portfolio was created to promote economic growth and development throughout the country.[clarification needed] The post was abolished after little over a year in existence.

Minister for Economic Affairs[edit]

  Denotes acting Minister
No. Name Term of office Political party
1. Robert Barton 26 August 1921 9 January 1922 Sinn Féin
2. Kevin O'Higgins 10 January 1922 9 September 1922 Sinn Féin
3. Ernest Blythe
(acting)
17 July 1922 9 September 1922 Sinn Féin