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The First Dáil was elected on 18 December 1918 and first met on 21 January 1919, on which date the First Ministry assumed office, and lasted for 892 days.

In 1919 Sinn Féin candidates who had been elected in the Westminster elections of 1918 refused to recognise the Parliament of the United Kingdom and instead assembled as a unicameral, revolutionary parliament called Dáil Éireann. The first meeting of Dáil Éireann occurred on 21 January 1919 in the Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin.

1st MinistryEdit

Main article: 1st Ministry of The Dáil

The term of office for the 1st Ministry was from 21 January – 1 April 1919.

2nd MinistryEdit

Main article: 2nd Ministry of The Dáil

The term of office for the 2nd Ministry was from 1 April 1919 – 26 August 1921.

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