President of Ireland

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President of Ireland
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Presidential Seal
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Michael D. Higgins

since 11 November 2011
Style President (Uachtarán) or
Your Excellency (A Shoilse)
Residence Áras an Uachtaráin
Term length Seven years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Douglas Hyde
Formation 25 June 1938

The President of Ireland (Irish: Uachtarán na hÉireann OOk-theerawn na HAY-run) is the head of state of Ireland. It is mostly ceremonial and elections are held every seven years, a person can be elected for up to two terms. The current President of Ireland is Michael D. Higgins.