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The 3rd Ministry was the Ministry of the Irish Republic that held office from 26 August 1921 – 9 January 1922. It was the appointed soon after the election of the Second Dáil on 24 May 1921.

Contrary to the practice during the first two ministries, when de Valera was re-elected as head of government in 1922 he assumed the title of 'President of the Republic', and therefore explicitly became the republic's head of state, rather than its prime minister. In imitation of the practice in the presidential systems of other nations, the cabinet members of the 3rd Ministry were styled as 'secretaries of state' rather than 'ministers'.

Office Name
President of the Republic Éamon de Valera
Secretary of State for Finance Michael Collins
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Arthur Griffith
Secretary of State for Home Affairs Austin Stack
Secretary of State for Defence Cathal Brugha
Secretary of State for Local Government W. T. Cosgrave
Secretary of State for Economic Affairs Robert Barton

Ministers not in cabinetEdit

Office Name
Secretary of State for Local Government Kevin O'Higgins
Secretary of State for Education John J. O'Kelly
Secretary of State for Trade and Commerce Ernest Blythe
Secretary of State for Agriculture Art O'Connor
Postmaster-General James J. Walsh
Secretary of State for Fisheries Seán Etchingham
Secretary of State for Labour Constance Markievicz
Secretary of State for Publicity Desmond FitzGerald
Secretary of State for Fine Arts Count Plunkett

In January 1922 the Anglo-Irish Treaty was ratified and some members, including Éamon de Valera, resigned from the cabinet in protest and were not re-elected.

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