Verfassung der Irischen Republik
(Constitution of Dáil Éireann)

beschlossen vom Dáil Éireann am 21. Januar 1919

geändert durch
Beschluss des Dail Eireann vom 1. April 1919
(Einführung des Amtes des Präsidenten der Republik)


First Section: Dáil Eireann shall posses full powers to legislate and shall be composed of Delegates chosen by the people of Ireland from the present constituencies of the country.

Second Section: (1) Full executive powers shall be held at any time by the Ministry in office at the time.

(2) The Ministry shall be composed of the following: A Prime Minister chosen by Dáil Eireann, and four other Ministers, viz.:
    Minister of Finance
    Minister of Home Affairs
    Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Minister of Defence.

The Prime Minister shall nominate the four others, and shall have power to dismiss them form office.

(3) Every Minister must be a member of the Dáil, and shall at all times be answerable to the Dáil.

(4) The names of Ministers must be put before the Dáil for ratification at the first assembly after their nomination by the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister (5) The Prime Minister shall hold office as soon as elected and the other Ministers as soon as their appointment is ratified by the Dáil.

(6) The Dáil shall have power by vote to dismiss the Ministry or any of the Ministers from office if a written order in the form of a unanimous resolution be presented for that object seven days previously.

Section Three: Every Meeting of the Dáil shall be presided over by a Chairman of Vice-Chairman chosen by the Dáil for the year. Should the Chairman and Vice-Chairman be absent, the Dáil shall select substitutes or elect a Provisional Chariman.

Section Four: The Ministry shall receive whatever money it needs, by vote of the Dáil. The Ministry shall be answerable to the Dáil for such money, and the accounts shall be audited with regard to the spending of money for the Dáil twice yearly, viz. at November and May. The auditiong shall be carried out by an auditor or auditors chosen by the Dáil. No Member of the Dáil shall be chosen as auditor.

Section Five: The present is a provisional constitution, and may be altered on a written unanimous order being given to that effect seven days previously.


Quellen: Dorothy Macardle, The Irish Republic, Irish Press LTD. Dublin, 1951
© 13. Februar 2009
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