President of the Irish RepublicPresident of the Republic
The title given to the head of the Irish ministry or Áireacht
in August 1921 by an amendment to the Dáil Constitution
, which replaced the previous title, Priomh Áire
or President of Dáil Éireann
. Unlike the previous offices, which were simply head of government or prime minister, the President of the Republic was explicitly declared to be the Irish Republic
's head of state.
Presidents of the Republic
Following de Valera's resignation, Arthur Griffith was elected to his office, but he reverted to the earlier title of President of Dáil Éireann.
The position of President of the modern Republic of Ireland is described in the article President of Ireland.