Under-Secretary for Ireland

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The Under-Secretary for Ireland (Permanent Under-Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland) was the permanent head of the British administration in Ireland prior to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922.

Among the best-known holders of the office was Thomas Henry Burke, who was assassinated along with the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Lord Frederick Cavendish, in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 6 May 1882.

Under-Secretaries for Ireland (prior to 1835 )[edit]

Alexander Marsden During 1803 (other dates unknown)

Under-Secretaries for Ireland (1835 onwards)[edit]

Assistant Under-Secretaries for Ireland (1895 onwards)[edit]


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