The President

Articles 12 & 13

Article 12.8 The President's Oath Gaeilge


Article 12.3

The way the President will enter into the responsibility of
his office is by publicly making the following declaration
and putting his hand to it in the presence of members of
both Houses of the Oireachtas, and judges of the Supreme
Court and of the High Court and other public gentry/
“In the presence of God the Almighty, I, , am
solemnly and truly promising and declaring to be a support
and shelter to the Constitution of Ireland, and to preserve
its laws, to fulfil my duties faithfully and conscientiously
in accordance with the Constitution and the law, and to
do my utmost for the welfare and servic
e of the people of
Ireland. God direct me and protect me.”

Article 12.8 The President's Oath

Article 12.8

Points to Consider

This is the President's oath to the Irish people. The President is obliged to maintain the Constitution and to serve the Irish people, not their Government.

It directly links to Article 6.1 stating that it is for the welfare of the people of Ireland. It can be directly linked to the The Declaration of Independence, The Democratic Programme and the Proclamation and Bunreacht Dála Éireann.