The President of Ireland is the Irish head of state.
The President has a largly ceremonial role with very little real political power.
Presidents of Ireland =
- Mary Mcaleese, 1997-present, Fianna Fáil
- Mary Robinson, 1990-1997, Labour
- Patrick J. Hillery, 1976-1990, Fianna Fáil
- Cearbhall O'Dalaigh, 1974-1976, Fianna Fáil
- Erskine Hamilton Childers, 1973-1974, Fianna Fáil
- Eamon De Valera, 1959-1973, Fianna Fáil
- Sean Thomas O'Kelly, 1945-1959, Fianna Fáil
- Douglas Hyde, 1938-1945
Before the adoption of the 1937 constitution the Irish Free State had the British monarch as its head of state.