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Simply eight young men … standing amidst the ruins of one administration with the foundation of another not yet laid …. No police were functioning through the country, no system of justice was operating, the wheels of the administration hung idle, battered out of recognition by the clash of rival jurisdictions.

The Irish had been concentrating so long on fighting for independence that when they got it, they were not prepared to operate a government and different jurisdictions scrambled for power, most not wanting the control government to have much if any.

Kevin O’Higgins, 1892–1927, Irish Free State First Minister of Home Affairs, Early nationalist Sinn Féin, Member of Cumann na nGaedheal, Description of the entire Provisional Government of the new Irish Free State, 1922

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Kevin O'Higgins
Kevin O'Higgins
  • Born: June 7, 1892
  • Died: July 10, 1927
  • Nationality: Irish
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Kevin Christopher O'Higgins was an Irish politician who served as Vice-President of the Executive Council and Minister for Justice from 1922 to 1927, Minister for External Affairs from June 1927 to July 1927 and Minister for Economic Affairs from January 1922 to September 1922. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1921 to 1927. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Queen's County from 1918 to 1921.

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