Irish Free State facts for kids
|Irish Free State|
Location of the Irish Free State
|•||1922-1927||Timothy Michael Healy|
|•||1932-1936||Domhnall na Buachalla|
|President of the Executive Council|
|•||1932-1937||Éamon de Valera|
|•||Upper house||Seanad Éireann|
|•||Lower house||Dáil Éireann|
|•||Anglo-Irish Treaty||6 December 1921|
|•||Constitution of the Irish Free State Act||6 December 1922 1922|
|•||Bunreacht na hÉireann||29 December 1937 1937|
The government was called the Executive Council, and it was headed by the President of the Executive Council, instead of a Prime Minister.
Until 1927 it was ruled by a Governor General on behalf of the King of the United Kingdom. After a row between the Governments in London and Dublin it was decided that the Governor General represented the King of Ireland, not the King of the United Kingdom, even though they were the same person.
The change meant that the King and the Governor General were advised by the Irish government about what to do in Ireland, and stopped the British government from having any control over Irish affairs.
1919 - 1922
|Irish Free State
1922 – 1937
1922 - date
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