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Council of State
in the Republic of Ireland, the body set up under the 1937 Constitution to advise the President on the exercise of his or her powers. Its ex-officio members are the TAOISEACH, the TANAISTE, the Chief Justice, the Chairman of DAIL EIREANN, the Chairman of SEANAD EIREANN and the Attorney General. In addition, the President may appoint up to seven members, and every former President, Taoiseach and Chief Justice willing and able to serve is a member.