Oireachtas of The Irish Free State - Dáil Éireann

Dáil Éireann

The Dáil Éireann from 1922 to 1936 served as the directly elected lower house of the Oireachtas of the Irish Free State, and from 1936 to 1937 the sole chamber. The Constitution of the Irish Free State described the role of the house as one of a "Chamber of Deputies". It sat in Leinster House. Like the modern Dáil, the Dáil was, the dominant component of the legislature; and effectively had authority to enact almost any law it chose, and to appoint and dismiss the President of the Executive Council. The Dáil was disbanded and replaced with the creation of the modern 'Dáil Éireann' under the terms of the 1937 Constitution of Ireland.

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