President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State

The President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State (Irish: Uachtarán ar Ard-Chomhairle Shaorstát Éireann) was the head of government or prime minister of the Irish Free State which existed from 1922 to 1937. He was the chairman of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State, the Free State's cabinet. The president was appointed by the governor-general, upon the nomination of Dáil Éireann (the lower house of parliament) and had to enjoy the confidence of the Dáil to remain in office. The office was succeeded by that of Taoiseach, though subsequent Taoisigh are numbered from the first president of the Executive.

President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State
AppointerGovernor-General, upon the nomination of Dáil Éireann
PrecursorChairman of the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State
Formation6 December 1922
First holderW. T. Cosgrave
Final holderÉamon de Valera
Abolished29 December 1937
SuccessionTaoiseach