The Presidential election will be held on Friday October 26th.
The Minister for Housing & Local Govt Eoghan Murphy has confirmed he'll sign the order to hold the Presidential election today, meaning those hoping to run for President will have 28 days to get their name on the ballot.
They need the backing of four local councils or 20 TDs or Senators to run for the office.
Local authorities will be meeting over the next two weeks to make their nominations and a number of them have already heard pitches from candidates.
Nominations will close on September 26th with the election being held a month later.
The winner will be inaugurated on November 11th.