: The name of the cabinet
in the Dáil Constitution
passed by the First Dáil
of the Irish Republic in January 1919. Consisted of a Priomh Áire (or prime minister, also called 'President of Dáil Éireann')
and ministers. The Príomh Áire was upgraded to President of the Republic (ie, full head of state)
by a constitutional amendment proposed by Eamon de Valera
and adopted by Dáil Éireann
in August 1921.
The Áireacht and the entire republican system of government was replaced by the Irish Free State in 1922.