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Current Taoiseach, Leader of Fianna Fáil

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Micheál Martin: Current Taoiseach, Leader of Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has served as Taoiseach since June 2020 and as Leader of Fianna Fáil since January 2011. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South-Central constituency since 1989. He previously served as Leader of the Opposition in Ireland from 2011 to 2020, Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2011, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment from 2004 to 2008, Minister for Health and Children from 2000 to 2004, Minister for Education and Science and Lord Mayor of Cork from 1992 to 1993.

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Ireland to be placed in second lockdown [Video]

Ireland to be placed in second lockdown

Ireland will be placed in a second lockdown in a bid to curb the spread ofCovid-19. The Irish Government has agreed to impose the highest level ofrestrictions under its five-tiered plan for living with..

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Taoiseach outlines importance of protecting Ireland's fisheries in Brexit negotiations [Video]

Taoiseach outlines importance of protecting Ireland's fisheries in Brexit negotiations

Irish premier Micheal Martin has said it is very important that his country’sfishing communities are protected in any trade deal with the UK. Arriving forthe EU summit in Brussels, the Taoiseach said..

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Taoiseach: I’m not optimistic UK will strike post-Brexit trade deal [Video]

Taoiseach: I’m not optimistic UK will strike post-Brexit trade deal

In a virtual appearance at the Liberal Democrat party conference, IrishTaoiseach Micheal Martin has said he is "not optimistic" that Britain willstrike a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union...

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Irish PM criticises UK plans to change Brexit deal [Video]

Irish PM criticises UK plans to change Brexit deal

Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said on Wednesday "trust had been eroded"with Britain in Brexit negotiations after the British government announced itwas putting forward legislation that it..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

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Ireland is first EU country to return to coronavirus lockdown

"Everyone in the country is being asked to stay at home," Prime Minister Micheal Martin said in a national address.
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Ireland's Government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections.Premier Micheal Martin said today that the measures..
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Coronavirus: 'Act now to prevent lockdown', Irish PM warns

Micheál Martin announced the Republic of Ireland will move to level three restrictions from Wednesday.
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EU commissioner in ‘profound apology’ over golf dinner

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The EU’s trade commissioner has issued a “fulsome and profound” apology as calls for him to quit after attending a golf dinner during the pandemic intensify. Irishman Phil Hogan has been urged to..
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Irish border poll far too divisive at this stage – Taoiseach

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The Irish premier has ruled out a border poll as “far too divisive at this stage”. Micheal Martin said he instead wants to focus on building relationships to share the island of Ireland “in peace..
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Ireland: Micheal Martin elected new prime minister

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Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has been elected as Ireland's new prime minister, replacing Leo Varadkar. A coalition deal, which took four months, has been agreed between the country's two political..
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Leo Varadkar hails end of ‘Civil War politics’ in Ireland’s parliament

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Civil War politics has ended in Ireland’s parliament, after political rivals agreed to form a historic governing coalition, Leo Varadkar has said. Ireland’s new premier is set to be elected today,..
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Micheal Martin to take over as Irish prime minister in grand coalition

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Micheal Martin is set to take over as Ireland’s new prime minister Saturday at the helm of the nation’s first grand coalition, replacing Leo Varadkar in what will be a rotating premiership. The..
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Mícheál Martin to become taoiseach after parties back deal

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party members voted to go into government together on Friday.
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Irish coalition deal set to make Micheal Martin PM until end of 2022

The head of Ireland's Fianna Fail party Micheal Martin is set to serve as the country's prime minister from late June until Dec. 15, 2022 according to the terms of a coalition agreement that must be..
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Irish parties reach deal on new government but it needs ratification

Ireland's Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Green parties struck a deal to form a new coalition government on Monday that if ratified by members will end a months-long stalemate and is expected to make Fianna..
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Irish parties plan to sign coalition deal on Monday

Irish political parties Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Greens will sign a deal on Monday on the formation of a new coalition government, Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin said after talks on Sunday..
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Sinn Féin leader to appear in final Irish election TV debate as poll shows party surging to first place

Mary Lou McDonald will face down Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin on Tuesday night
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