Famous Irish Presidents

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Michael Higgins
(President of Ireland)
Michael Higgins
Birthdate: April 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Limerick

Irish politician, Michael Higgins, took office as the ninth president of Ireland in November 2011. Previously, he served as minister for arts, culture, and the Gaeltacht and mayor of Galway. As the president, he has actively addressed issues related to justice, social equality, social inclusion, anti-sectarianism, and anti-racism. He is also a poet, writer, and sociologist.

Mary Robinson
(7th President of Ireland (1990 - 1997))
Mary Robinson
Birthdate: May 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ballina, Ireland

A seasoned lawyer and a Harvard and Trinity College alumna, politician Mary Robinson has also taught law at Trinity. The Labour Party member later rose to be Ireland’s first female president. She was also a founding member of the global group of peacekeepers and leaders The Elders.

Mary McAleese
(8th President of Ireland (1997 - 2011))
Mary McAleese
Birthdate: June 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ardoyne, Ireland

Apart from being a qualified barrister, Mary McAleese also taught criminal law at the Trinity College and also worked as a journalist. She later joined Fianna Fáil and soon became Ireland’s second female president. She has also written several books, including an autobiography. She is known as a prominent LGBT activist.

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Douglas Hyde
(Former President of Ireland)
Douglas Hyde
Birthdate: January 17, 1860
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Castlerea
Died: July 12, 1949
Erskine Hamilton Childers
Birthdate: December 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: November 17, 1974
Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh
Birthdate: February 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland
Died: March 21, 1978
Patrick Hillery
Patrick Hillery
Birthdate: May 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spanish Point, Ireland
Died: April 12, 2008
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