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10 young Irish celebrities who could* be president

*Could, if the referendum to lower the presidential age passes.

ON MAY 22, we’re voting on same-sex marriage, but we will also be asked about the age of eligibility to be the President of Ireland.

If the referendum is passed, the president could be anyone who is 21 or over in 2018, when the next presidential election is predicted to occur. And we have some fabulous options, to be fair:

Niall Horan

2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals - New York Source: Press Association Images

Can we just vote Niall for President right now? Give in to the inevitability.


Pictured today are Louis Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

All of them. They can split up the duties.

Nadia Forde

Lindt Hello Range Launch. Pi Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Turning the ripe old age of 30 in 2018, President Nadia Forde would be a little bit more mature than the other candidates. And Ireland would be all the better for it.


Celebrity Big Brother final Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Sshh. Sshh. Don’t panic. It would be Jepic.

Robbie Henshaw

Rugby Union - 2015 RBS Six Nations - Ireland v England - Aviva Stadium Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Good at scoring tries = good at being President? This is possible.

Saoirse Ronan

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Premiere - New York Source: AP/Press Association Images

Saoirse would actually be a great president. Well-travelled, well acquainted with the big players in the world. Think about it.

The Love/Hate cat killer

Germany Berlin Film Festival 71 Red Carpet Source: AP/Press Association Images

Otherwise known as Barry Keoghan. He can turn it around, we know he can.

Jack Gleeson

Game Of Thrones Season 4 Premiere - New York Source: AP/Press Association Images


The Strypes

Teenage Cancer Trust Daltrey visit Source: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Again, each of them can divvy up the tasks to become one SuperPresident.

Eve Hewson

64th Cannes Film Festival - This Must Be The Place Premiere Source: Press Association Images

Bono can help her! Be grand.

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