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Comments Show Comments. Read this next News. The president exercised some powers that could be exercised by heads of state but which could also be exercised by governors or governors-general, such as appointing the government and promulgating the law.
However, in , George VI had been declared "King of Ireland" and, under the External Relations Act of the same year, it was this king who represented the state in its foreign affairs.
Treaties, therefore, were signed in the name of the King of Ireland, who also accredited ambassadors and received the letters of credence of foreign diplomats.
This role meant, in any case, that George VI was the Irish head of state in the eyes of foreign nations.
The Republic of Ireland Act , which came into force in April , proclaimed a republic and transferred the role of representing the state abroad from the monarch to the president.
No change was made to the constitution. Most of its occupants to that time followed Hyde's precedent-setting conception of the presidency as a conservative, low-key institution that used its ceremonial prestige and few discretionary powers sparingly.
In fact, the presidency was such a quiet position that Irish politicians sought to avoid contested presidential elections as often as possible, feeling that the attention such elections would bring to the office was an unnecessary distraction,  and office-seekers facing economic austerity would often suggest the elimination of the office as a money-saving measure.
Despite the historical meekness of the presidency, however, it has been at the centre of some high-profile controversies.
Hillery was bombarded with phone calls from opposition members urging him to refuse the request, an action that Hillery saw as highly inappropriate interference with the president's constitutional role and resisted the political pressure.
The presidency began to be transformed in the s. Hillery's conduct regarding the dissolution affair in came to light in , imbuing the office with a new sense of dignity and stability.
However, it was Hillery's successor, seventh president Mary Robinson , who ultimately revolutionized the presidency. Upon election, however, Robinson took steps to de-politicize the office.
She also sought to widen the scope of the presidency, developing new economic, political and cultural links between the state and other countries and cultures, especially those of the Irish diaspora.
Robinson used the prestige of the office to activist ends, placing emphasis during her presidency on the needs of developing countries, linking the history of the Great Irish Famine to today's nutrition, poverty and policy issues, attempting to create a bridge of partnership between developed and developing countries.
While a Constitutional amendment allows judges' pay to be cut, it did not extend to the president, although incumbent Mary McAleese offered to take a voluntary cut in solidarity.
The text of the Constitution of Ireland, as originally enacted in , made reference in its Articles 2 and 3 to two geopolitical entities: a thirty-two county 'national territory' i.
The implication behind the title 'president of Ireland' was that the president would function as the head of all Ireland.
However, this implication was challenged by the Ulster Unionists and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which was the state internationally acknowledged as having jurisdiction over Northern Ireland.
Articles 2 and 3 were substantially amended in consequence of the Good Friday Agreement. Britain in turn insisted on referring to the president as 'president of the Republic of Ireland' or 'president of the Irish Republic'.
The naming dispute and consequent avoidance of contact at head of state level has gradually thawed since President Robinson —97 chose unilaterally to break the taboo by regularly visiting the United Kingdom for public functions, frequently in connection with Anglo-Irish Relations or to visit the Irish emigrant community in Great Britain.
Palace accreditation supplied to journalists referred to the "visit of the president of Ireland". The presidents also attended functions with the Princess Royal.
President Robinson jointly hosted a reception with the queen at St. These contacts eventually led to a state visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland in Though the president's title implicitly asserted authority in Northern Ireland, in reality the Irish president needed government permission to visit there.
The Constitution of Ireland in Article 3 explicitly stated that "[p]ending the re-integration of the national territory" the authority of the Irish state did not extend to Northern Ireland.
Presidents prior to the presidency of Mary Robinson were regularly refused permission by the Irish government to visit Northern Ireland. However, since the s and in particular since the Good Friday Agreement of , the president has regularly visited Northern Ireland.
President McAleese, who was the first president to have been born in Northern Ireland, continued on from President Robinson in this regard.
In a sign of the warmth of modern British-Irish relations, she has even been warmly welcomed by most leading unionists. But in other instances, Mary McAleese had been criticised for certain comments, such as a reference to the way in which Protestant children in Northern Ireland had been brought up to hate Catholics just as German children had been encouraged to hate Jews under the Nazi regime, on 27 January , following her attendance at the ceremony commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp.
There have been many suggestions for reforming the office of president over the years. In , the Constitutional Review Group recommended that the office of President should remain largely unchanged.
In an October poll, concerning support for various potential candidates in the presidential election conducted by the Sunday Independent , a "significant number" of people were said to feel that the presidency is a waste of money and should be abolished.
The functions of the president were exercised by the Presidential Commission from the coming into force of the Constitution on 29 December until the election of Douglas Hyde in , and during the vacancies of , , and Leo Varadkar has hit back at the 'anti-vax' movement as he argued that has shown the importance of vaccines for infectious diseases.
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A medic, he transitioned into politics and he served in the government and the European Economic Community. Mary Robinson was an accomplished lawyer, a professor in her field, and had a record of promoting humans rights when she was elected president.
She took more liberal positions than her predecessors and gave the presidency a more prominent role. When her seven years were up she moved into a role as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and continued to campaign on those issues.
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