Irish Free State

Irish Free State

Saorstát Eireann
1922–1937
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Location of the Irish Free State
Location of the Irish Free State
CapitalDublin
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
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Governor General 
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President of the Executive Council 
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LegislatureOireachtas
Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
History 
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The Irish Free State (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.) was the name of Ireland from 1922 to 1937. It replaced both the Irish Republic and Southern Ireland.

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.

The constitution of 1937 changed the name of the country to Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found., or Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found., but the King stayed head of state until 1948.

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Irish Free State
1922 – 1937
Éire
1922 - date
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