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  President of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While both Irish and UK citizens resident in the state may vote in elections to Dáil Éireann (the lower house of parliament), only Irish citizens, who must be at least eighteen years of age, may vote in the election of the President.
The Taoiseach is appointed upon the nomination of Dáil Éireann (the lower house of parliament), and the remainder of the cabinet upon the nomination of the Taoiseach.
The office of President of Ireland was established in 1937, in part as a replacement for the office of Governor-General that existed during the 1922-1937 Irish Free State.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/President_of_Ireland   (3513 words)

  
 Irish Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish Republic is generally considered to have come to an end in 1922 at the latest, when it was superseded by the Irish Free State.
The military branch of the Irish Republic were the Irish Volunteers who, shortly after the outbreak of the War of Independence, were renamed as the "Irish Republican Army" to reflect their status as the national army of the new republic.
The judicial arm of the Irish Republic consisted of a network of Dáil Courts administered by IRA officers, which at first operated in parallel with the British judicial system, and gradually came to supersede it as public opinion swung against the British.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irish_Republic   (2361 words)

  
 Irish language - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Irish (Gaeilge in Irish) is a Goidelic language spoken in Ireland and in small communities in Canada and Argentina.
Irish is constitutionally recognised as the first official language of the Republic of Ireland, and has recently received a degree of formal recognition in Northern Ireland, under the Good Friday Agreement alongside the varieties of Lowland Scots spoken in Northern Ireland.
Munster Irish is spoken in the Gaeltachtaí of Kerry (Contae Chiarraí), Muskerry (Múscraí), Cape Clear (Oileán Cléire) in the western part of County Cork (Contae Chorcaí), and the tiny pocket of Irish-speakers in An Rinn near Dungarvan (Dún Garbháin) in County Waterford (Contae Phort Láirge).
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /irish_language.htm   (3878 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Dublin (city)
Dublin (city) (Gaelic, Baile Átha Cliath, “Town of the Ford of the Hurdles”), capital of the Republic of Ireland, in County Dublin, Leinster Province.
Dublin is situated in eastern-central Ireland, on the coast facing the Irish Sea, at the head of a large crescent-shaped bay that is sheltered on its southern side by the Wicklow Mountains.
Trinity College (founded in 1592) and the Bank of Ireland building (completed in 1794, and the seat of the Irish Parliament until the Act of Union in 1800) are in the old section of Dublin.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567747/Dublin_(city).html   (1663 words)

  
 President of the Irish Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
President of the Republic The title given to the head of the Irish ministry or Aireacht in August 1921 by an amendment to the Dáil Constitution, which replaced the previous title, Priomh Aire or President of Dáil Éireann.
Following de Valera's resignation, Arthur Griffith was elected to his office, but though he preferred to use the earlier title of President of Dáil Éireann he never actually reverted the constitutional amendments of August 1921.
The position of President of the modern Republic of Ireland is described in the article President of Ireland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/President_of_the_Irish_Republic   (322 words)

  
 PRESIDENT OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC FACTS AND INFORMATION
President of the Republic The title given to the head of the Irish ministry or Aireacht in August 1921 by an amendment to the Dáil_Constitution, which replaced the previous title, Priomh_Aire or President_of_Dáil_Éireann.
Unlike the previous offices, which were simply head of government or prime minister, the President of the Republic was explicitly declared to be the Irish_Republic's head of state.
The position of President of the modern Republic_of_Ireland is described in the article ''President_of_Ireland''.
www.witwib.com /President_of_the_Irish_Republic   (287 words)

  
 DeValera Visits Florida, 1920
De Valera was the president of the Irish republic, to those who believed in such a thing.
The Captain and the President would speak back-to-back on succeeding nights, she at the Duval County Armory, he at the Duval Theater.
The president spoke on a crowded stage of an Ireland once and future free.
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 Ireland's president to deliver lecture on changing constitutional law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A former civil rights lawyer, law professor and liberal senator from a university district, Robinson became the first woman to be elected president of the Irish republic in 1990.
Her skillful use of the largely ceremonial post has made her extremeley popular in Irish public opinion polls, and her international reputation on human rights has led to the frequent mention of her as a possible future secretary-general of the United Nations.
One of her first acts as president was to leave a symbolic lamp lit in her presidential quarters in Dublin's Phoenix Park to welcome emigrants home, and she speaks frequently to Irish descendants in other countries.
www.stanford.edu /dept/news/relaged/951009Arc5071.html   (547 words)

  
 Articles - Republic of Ireland Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The 'Irish Republic' is unacceptable as it is the name used in the declaration of independence in 1919, and encompassed all 32 counties.
(Éamon de Valera was thus President of the Irish Republic 1919–1921 and President of Ireland 1959–73).
Irish membership of the Commonwealth of Nations automatically lapsed and neccessitated the introduction of the Ireland Act 1949 by Westminster.
www.gaple.com /articles/Republic_of_Ireland_Act?mySession=661551684f4caa358fe4d73b0ff79056   (815 words)

  
 BBC News | NORTHERN IRELAND | Irish president 'proud of Trimble'
Irish President Mary McAleese has said Britain and Ireland stand on the verge of a new era of closer relations.
President McAleese added that she had been proud that Ireland had been represented at the opening of the Scottish Parliament.
It is thought the end of the claim of the Republic on the six counties could pave the way for an Irish visit by the Queen, ruled out in the past due to that part of the constitution.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/uk/scotland/newsid_542000/542133.stm   (618 words)

  
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de Valera, the President of the Irish Republic, and the Irish Republic itself, you have heard the agreement.
President de Valera, by the Irish Republic, and by others.
Reports from the interior indicate that the rumor that the frost had blighted the fl-thorn crop was greatly exaggerated.
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 BUNREACHT NA hÉIREANN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Irish nation hereby affirms its inalienable, indefeasible, and sovereign right to choose its own form of Government, to determine its relations with other nations, and to develop its life, political, economic and cultural, in accordance with its own genius and traditions.
There shall be a President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann), hereinafter called the President, who shall take precedence over all other persons in the State and who shall exercise and perform the powers and functions conferred on the President by this Constitution and by law.
1° The President shall not be answerable to either House of the Oireachtas or to any court for the exercise and performance of the powers and functions of his office or for any act done or purporting to be done by him in the exercise and performance of these powers and functions.
www.taoiseach.gov.ie /upload/publications/297.htm   (7893 words)

  
 CNN - Law professor McAleese tipped for Irish presidency - October 28, 1997
DUBLIN, Ireland (CNN) -- Law professor Mary McAleese, who hails from British-ruled Northern Ireland, is on track to be elected president of the Irish Republic on Thursday, according to a new poll.
On Tuesday, the Irish Independent newspaper published a poll that showed McAleese well in the lead with 49 percent support, ahead of her nearest rival, European Parliament member Mary Banotti, who was 17 points back.
McAleese firmly denied the claim and Irish government ministers rallied behind her, describing her as a person who tries to build bridges and could help end the conflict over the future of Britain's province of Northern Ireland.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9710/28/ireland.pres.elex   (540 words)

  
 President of the Irish Republic
President of the Republic The title given to the head of the Irish ministry or Áireacht in August 1921 by an amendment to the Dáil Constitution, which replaced the previous title, Priomh Áire or President of Dáil Éireann.
Unlike the previous offices, which were simply head of government or prime minister, the President of the Republic was explicitly declared to be the Irish Republic's head of state.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pr/President_of_the_Republic.html   (121 words)

  
 Irish republic - Encyclopedia: President of the Irish Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ministry of the Irish Republic - Politics.ie Wiki - The Irish
Plantations of Henry VIII to the creation of an Irish Republic to clearly state its objectives as the creation of a democratic Irish Republic.
President of the Republic The title given to the head of the Irish ministry or Áireacht in August 1921 by an amendment to the Dáil Constitution,
www.azhao.com /az/irish-republic.html   (358 words)

  
 Gay Runs for Irish Presidency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Labour did support current President Mary Robinson in 1990, even though she was not a party member.
The "Irish Times" calls 54-year-old Norris "one of the most expressive and lucid politicians in Leinster House." He's served in the Senate for a decade now, and it was what the "Times" called his "spectacularly high vote" in elections last month that gained him serious consideration as a presidential candidate.
The huge party that was to have celebrated her retirement this week was cancelled out of respect for the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
www.bibble.org /gay/stories/gaylife/irish_politician.html   (517 words)

  
 Aireacht - Art History Online Reference and Guide
The Aireacht or Ministry was the cabinet of the 1919-1922 Irish Republic.
The Irish Republic modelled itself on the parliamentary system of government and so its cabinet was theoretically appointed by and answerable to the Dáil.
The number of ministers was increased and, while as established in 1919 the Irish Republic had no explicit head of state, in 1921 the head of the Ministry was renamed as 'President of the Republic'.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Aireacht   (311 words)

  
 Valera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Leader of the Sinn Fein party and President of the Irish Parliament while imprisoned in England (1918-9).
He was President of the Irish Republic 1959-73.
She succeeded her uncle, William IV in 1837; married in 1840 Prince Albert of Saxe-Gotha; and became Empress of India in 1876.
www.hyperhistory.com /online_n2/people_n2/politics_n2/valera.html   (331 words)

  
 BBC Politics 97
The leader of the main nationalist party in Northern Ireland, John Hume, has said he is moving towards accepting invitations to become the next president of the Irish Republic.
He was quoted as saying that, while he had not made up his mind, he was "tending towards" acceptance of offers to be president which had come from both government and opposition political parties in Dublin.
But his clear move towards considering the Irish presidency could show that Mr Hume believes there is now an end in sight to his work for a Northern Ireland settlement, according to some observers in Dublin.
www.bbc.co.uk /politics97/news/08/0805/hume.shtml   (315 words)

  
 McAleese, Mary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mary McAleese, who became the Irish Republic's eighth president on November 11, requested that guests at her inauguration ceremony should dress informally - suggesting a modern, populist approach during her term of office.
Mrs McAleese is the first president of the Irish Republic to come from Northern Ireland, the six counties of Ireland that remain contentiously under British jurisdiction.
Mary Robinson, the previous incumbent of the Irish presidency, resigned before the end of her seven-year term to become the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/M/McAleese/1.html   (464 words)

  
 Britannica India: Biographies
Journalist and Irish nationalist, principal founder of the powerful Sinn Féin ("We Ourselves") movement, vice president of the Irish Republic from January 21, 1919, and its president from January 10, 1922, until his death.
In the fall of 1921 Griffith unwillingly went to London as the leader of the Irish delegation to the self-government treaty conference.
Finally agreeing to exclude six Ulster counties from the republic, he was the first Irish delegate to accept the British terms, later embodied in the Anglo-Irish Treaty (December 6, 1921).
www.britannicaindia.com /showbio.asp?id=214   (564 words)

  
 Irish Echo Online - News
The president said she was "devastated" by the unionist outcry, especially as she had dedicated the first seven years of her office to building bridges with the unionist community.
Laird said Protestants in the Republic had been subjected to a process of ethnic cleansing and accused the Irish government of failing to live up to its commitments in the Good Friday agreement on, for example, the Ulster-Scots language.
The SDLP leader, Mark Durkan, said the outcry was "grossly unfair" and that the president was drawing lessons from the prejudice that led to the Holocaust.
www.irishecho.com /newspaper/story.cfm?id=15943   (742 words)

  
 Ireland Country Antiques - Folklife
He was a teacher, poet, revolutionary and was the first President of the Irish Republic.
James Connolly who had been planning independent action by the Irish Citizen Army was admitted to the conspiracy.
A proclamation was read in the name of the provisional government of the Irish Republic.
www.irelandcountryantiques.com /ephemera.htm   (275 words)

  
 IRB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This organization was the spearhead of the Irish Citizens' Army and the Irish Volunteers.
1.The Supreme Council of the I.R.B. is declared to be the sole Government of the Irish Republic.
2.The President of the I.R.B. shall be in law and in fact the President of the Irish Republic.
www.creighton.edu /~cem03662/irb.html   (190 words)

  
 Observer Newspaper - News
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, no longer holds a public position but still plans to be an advocate for human rights, she said Thursday at Saint Mary's.
Robinson spoke about her experiences as a former president and her role in the U.N., tackling current issues such as the situation in Israel and Iraq.
In 1990, Robinson was inaugurated as the seventh president of Ireland and became known as the "President of the people" bringing world issues to the attention of the Irish and becoming a world leader.
www.nd.edu /~observer/10042002/News/0.html   (461 words)

  
 Irish President To Visit Oct. 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Among the 200 guests will be faculty and students of the Irish Studies Program, participants in Irish music and dance campus organizations as well as Irish-born employees.
Robinson became the first woman president of the Irish Republic when she won the 1990 national election as the Labour Party candidate.
During her administration, she has received honors from the International League of Human Rights and CARE, and was selected for the 1996 International Women's Forum "Person of the Year" award, which she will receive at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston the day before her appearance on campus.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/rvp/pubaf/chronicle/v5/O3/robinson.html   (203 words)

  
 Oral History
Ambassador to the Republic of Upper Volta (1961-66).
Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo (1961-64).
Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal (1961-64); Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (1961-64).
www.cs.umb.edu /~serl/jfk/oralhist.htm   (5251 words)

  
 eircom net Ireland-International / Irish news headlines from leading Irish newspapers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
BELFAST (Reuters) - Protestant politicians in Northern Ireland have lambasted Irish President Mary McAleese after she compared anti-Catholic prejudice in the province with the Nazi persecution of Jews.
Leading figures in both the pro-British parties accused McAleese, a Belfast Catholic, of vilifying Protestants in an interview with Irish state broadcaster RTE on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.
But Mark Durkan, leader of the moderate Catholic SDLP, defended the Irish president, saying she was not trying to equate directly Northern Ireland's divisions with the Nazis.
home.eircom.net /content/reuters/uNews/4925967?view=Standard   (502 words)

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