ÁireachtÁireacht: The name of the cabinet or ministry in the Dáil Constitution passed by the First Dáil of the Irish Republic in January 1919. Consisted of a Priomh Áire (or prime minister, also called 'President of Dáil Éireann') and ministers. The Príomh Áire was upgraded to President of the Republic (ie, full head of state) by a constitutional amendment proposed by Eamon de Valera and adopted by Dáil Éireann in August 1921.
The Áireacht and the entire republican system of government was replaced by the Irish Free State in 1922.
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