Government of the 5th Dáil

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Government of the 5th Dáil
3rd Executive Council of the Irish Free State
William Thomas Cosgrave.jpg
Date formed 23 June 1927
Date dissolved 11 October 1927
People and organisations
Head of government W. T. Cosgrave
Deputy head of government Kevin O'Higgins (June–July 1927)
Ernest Blythe (July–Oct. 1927)
Head of state George V
Total number of ministers 10
Member party Cumann na nGaedheal
Status in legislature Minority Government
Opposition leader Thomas Johnson (June–Aug. 1927) (Labour Party)
Éamon de Valera (Aug.–Oct. 1927) (Fianna Fáil)
History
Election(s) June 1927 general election
Legislature term(s) 5th Dáil
Previous 2nd Executive Council
Successor 4th Executive Council

The 5th Dáil was elected at the June 1927 general election on 9 June 1927 and first met on 23 June when the 3rd Executive Council was appointed. The 5th Dáil was the shortest Dáil in history lasting only 98 days.

3rd Executive Council of the Irish Free State[edit]

The 3rd Executive Council of the Irish Free State (23 June 1927 – 11 October 1927) 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 Kevin O'Higgins
Minister for External Affairs
Minister for Justice
Minister for Agriculture and Lands Patrick Hogan
Minister for Defence Desmond FitzGerald
Minister for Education John M. O'Sullivan
Minister for Finance Ernest Blythe
Minister for Fisheries Fionán Lynch
Minister for Industry and Commerce Patrick McGilligan
Minister for Local Government and Public Health Richard Mulcahy
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs James J. Walsh

Changes 24 June 1927[edit]

Office Name
Minister for Defence W. T. Cosgrave (acting)

Changes 14 July 1927[edit]

Following the assassination of Kevin O'Higgins:

Office Name
Vice-President of the Executive Council Ernest Blythe
Minister for External Affairs W. T. Cosgrave (acting)
Minister for Justice

Changes 8 September 1927[edit]

Office Name
Minister for Defence Desmond FitzGerald

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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