Preses o Ireland

The Preses o Ireland (Erse: Uachtarán na hÉireann) is the heid o state o Ireland an the Supreme Commander o the Irish Defence Forces.

Preses o Ireland
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Seal o the Preses
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Staundart o the Preses
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Michael D. Higgins

since 11 November 2011
StylePresident (A Uachtaráin) or
Your Excellency (A Shoilse)
ResidenceÁras an Uachtaráin
NominatorMembers o the Oireachtas or local cooncils
AppynterDirect popular vote
by Instant-runoff voting
Term lengthSeiven year
(renewable yinst)
Inaugural holderDouglas Hyde
Furmation25 Juin 1938
Salary€249,014 annual-like[1]

The current Preses is Michael D. Higgins, wha wis electit on 29 October 2011. His inauguration wis held on 11 November 2011. He wis re-electit on 26 October 2018.


  1. Ryan, Philip (8 Apryle 2018). "Revealed: How much the Office of the President costs over seven years". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 9 Apryle 2018.