The President

President of Ireland
The President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann) is the head of State. The President's role and functions are set out in the Constitution.

Functions of the President
The President of Ireland has important constitutional and ceremonial functions.

President of Ireland and legislation
The President of Ireland has important functions in relation to legislation.

President's Award - Gaisce
The President's Award is the President's 'National Challenge' Award made to young people in Ireland between the ages of 15 and 25 years.

Presidential elections in Ireland
The President is elected directly by the people of Ireland. Read about who can vote, who can stand for election and how the process works.
This document is in: Government in Ireland > Elections and referenda > National Elections