DRAFT CONSTITUTION OF THE IRISH FREE STATE

SECTION III.—THE EXECUTIVE

A.—Executive Council/Aireacht

Article 54

From The Irish Constitution Explained by Darrell Figgis 1922

The Ministers who are members of the Parliament/ Oireachtas shall alone be responsible for all matters relating to external affairs whether policy, negotiations, or executive acts. Subject to the foregoing provisions, the Executive Council shall meet and act as a collective authority: Provided, however, that each Minister shall be individually responsible to the Chamber/Dail Eireann for the administration of the Department or Departments of which he is head.

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