Alternative History
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The role of Chancellor of Ireland (formerly President until 2014) is an honorary role, the President appoints a Chancellor which is often the longest serving member of either house who then serves for 2 years although they can serve as many terms as they desire. The Chancellor performs many honorary duties like appointing Cabinet Members, setting Congressional and Senate meetings and swearing in the President and the Chief Justice. Upon their appointment to the post they renounce their seat and political affliction.

President (1924-2014)

The Original name of the post Chancellor was President but they had the exact same duties. This was changed upon the end of the Irish Monarchy when the office of Governor-General was given the rebranding of President and President was renamed to Chancellor.

Name Term Notes Mandate
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William T. Cosgrave

(1890-1969)

January 1, 1924

-

January 1, 1964

First President. Father of Governor-General Liam Gosgrave. 1924

1926

1928

1930

1932

1934

1936

1938

1940

1942

1944

1946

1948

1950

1952

1954

1956

1958

1960

1962

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Patrick Hillery

(1923-2008)

January 1, 1964

-

January 1, 1970

First President from the Senate 1964

1966

1968

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Mike Mansfield

(1903-1990)

January 1, 1970

-

January 1, 1974

Met with IRA leaders to negotiate the release of Derry 1970

1972

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Nicholas Clooney

(1934)

January 1, 1974

-

January 1, 1984

Father of Academy Award Winning Actor George Clooney 1974

1976

1978

1980

1982

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Seamus Mallon

(1936)

January 1, 1984

-

January 1, 1994

First President from the High Court 1984

1986

1988

1990

1992

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Henry Burton

(1940)

January 1, 1994

-

January 1, 1998

First President to serve non-consecutive terms 1994

1996

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Isaac Herzog

(1960)

January 1, 1998

-

January 1, 2000

First President to come from outside of the Senate, High Court or Congress.

Son of President Chaim Herzog.

1998
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Henry Burton

(1940)

January 1, 2000

-

January 1, 2006

First President to serve non-consecutive terms 2000

2002

2004

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Mary O’Dowd

(1955)

January 1, 2006

-

January 1, 2014

First Female President. Last President. Oversaw the establishment of the Chancellery. 2006

2008

2010

2012

Chancellor (Since 2015)

After the renouncement of the Monarchy and the Presidency being moved up and this post becoming the Chancellor the mandate was moved to odd numbers which left the office vacant for a year which lead to first President Pierce Brosnan being sworn in by the Lord-Mayor of Dublin.

Name Term Notes Mandate
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Oisin Klarence

(1963)

January 1, 2015

-

January 1, 2017

First Chancellor. 2015
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Kathrine Finnegan

(1963)

January 1, 2017

-

January 1, 2019

First Female Chancellor. 2017
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Rebecca O’Neill

(1970)

January 1, 2019

-

January 1, 2021

First openly Homosexual Chancellor. 2019
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Kathrine Finnegan

(1963)

January 1, 2021

-

Incumbent

First Female Chancellor to serve non-consecutive terms. 2021
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