== Government ==
[[File:Arlene Foster MLA.jpg|thumb|129x129px|The current President of Ireland Arlene Foster.]]
Ireland is a presidential republic, with an elected executive president as head of state and chief of government
. The role of Chancellor (formerly President) 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. The Republic of Ireland consists of 4 states and each state has a Governor and a local legislature. There is also the special administrative region of Dublin which is governed by a Lord-Mayor chosen annually by a 7 person council, four civilian elected and 3 religious leaders representative, A Catholic, a Protestant and a Jew although only the civilian councilors can serve as Lord-Mayor.
=== The Chancellery ===
[[List of Chancellors of Ireland (Differently)|List of Chancellors of Ireland]]