Talk:President of Ireland

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President and NI during the period of legal unity (1937-99)[edit]

I have deleted a para in the piece that said that the President needed permission from the Government to visit Northern Ireland even during the period when the old Articles 2&3 were in place. During that period, from an Irish law perspective, NI was part of the Irish State. It was not in another State. I can't see how LEGALLY the president had any obligation to get Government's permission to visit there. Obviously the position is different now since 1999 when the Irish renounced sovereignty over NI. 86.45.49.254 (talk) 13:16, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

The old Article 3 explicitly stated that "[p]ending the re-integration of the national territory" the authority of the Irish state did not extend to Northern Ireland." So saying that "from an Irish law perspective, NI was part of the Irish State." is incorrect. Snappy (talk) 13:32, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

List of Presidents of Ireland 'section'[edit]

Is there a fire or emergency? What's the reason for adding Higgins to the section-in-question? GoodDay (talk) 13:50, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Meanwhile, I've removed the departure/inaugration date & Higgins numbering. There's no complete guarentee that McAlesse will finish her second term or that Higgins will be 'alive' when inauguration day occurs. GoodDay (talk) 14:05, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Discretionary powers[edit]

The previous wording of this section stated "it is considered grossly inappropriate" for politicians to contact the President in relation to such powers, no source given. This expresses a particular POV - the intransitive is a giveaway. The section now reads "considered controversial" which is somewhat more encyclopaedic. Zymurgy (talk) 21:14, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Background Colour[edit]

How about the possibility of putting a colour background, reflecting the party along the entire row of each President, as seen in some other countries, i.e. List of President of Israel. I think it would improve the presentation. I also admit, I haven't aquired the wikipedia knowledge to do so

We already have the colour bar. Snappy (talk) 21:20, 19 March 2012 (UTC)