Taoiseach
The Taoiseach /ˈtiːʃəx/ is the head of government or prime minister of Ireland. The Taoiseach is appointed by the President upon the nomination of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (parl...
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Irish heads of government since 1919

The head of government, or prime minister, of Ireland is known as the Taoiseach and heads a cabinet called the Government. However, since 1919, heads of government in the Irish state have borne a...
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Fianna Fáil leadership election, 1994
The 1994 Fianna Fáil leadership election began in November 1994, when Albert Reynolds resigned as party leader and Taoiseach. Reynolds had been party leader since February 1992 and had served as Taois...
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Fianna Fáil leadership election, 2008
The 2008 Fianna Fáil leadership election began on 2 April 2008, when party leader and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern announced his resignation. Brian Cowen, the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance was the clear...
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Liam Cosgrave
Liam Cosgrave (born 13 April 1920) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Taoiseach (1973–77) and as Leader of Fine Gael (1965–77). He was a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1943 to 1981. Born in ...
Leas Cross scandal
The Leas Cross scandal erupted in Ireland when the nursing home with this name, located near Swords in Dublin, closed several weeks after a 2005 Prime Time television report revealed sub-standard livi...
Bertie Ahern
Patrick Bartholomew "Bertie" Ahern (born 12 September 1951) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 26 June 1997 to 7 May 2008.Ahern served as a Teachta Dála (...
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Gang of 22
The "Gang of 22" was a group of Fianna Fáil TDs (members of parliament) who were opposed to the leadership of Charles Haughey in the early 1980s. The very evident division within the Fianna Fáil parli...
Constitution of Ireland
The Constitution of Ireland (Irish: Bunreacht na hÉireann, [ˈbˠɔnraxt̪ˠ n̪ˠə ˈheːrʲən̪ˠ]) is the fundamental law of Ireland. The constitution falls broadly within the tradition of liberal democrac...
2008 Irish pork crisis
The Irish pork crisis of 2008 was a dioxin contamination incident in Ireland that led to an international recall of pork products from Ireland produced between September and early December of that yea...
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20th Government of The Republic of Ireland
The 25th Dáil was elected at the 1987 general election on 17 February 1987 and first met on 10 March when the 20th Government of Ireland was appointed. The 25th Dáil lasted 849 days.
The 20th Gove...
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Sinéad de Valera
Sinéad de Valera, also known as Sinéad Ní Fhlannagáin and Sinéad Bean de Valera ([ɕɪnʲeːdʲ bʲeːn̪ˠ dʲɛ vʲalʲɛrˠa]; 3 June 1878 – 7 January 1975), was an author and the wife of the Irish republic...
Charles Haughey
Charles James "Charlie" Haughey (16 September 1925 – 13 June 2006) was Taoiseach of Ireland, serving three terms in office (from December 1979 to June 1981, March 1982 to December 1982, and March 1987...
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Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil /fɨˌænə ˈfɔɪl/, also known as Fianna Fáil, The Republican Party, is a centrist to centre-right and conservative political party in the Republic of Ireland. Originally an Irish republican p...
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Fianna Fáil leadership election, 1966
The 1966 Fianna Fáil leadership election in the Republic of Ireland began in October 1966 following the decision of Seán Lemass to resign as party leader and Taoiseach. Lemass had occupied both posts...
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Jack Lynch
John Mary "Jack" Lynch (15 August 1917 – 20 October 1999) was the Taoiseach of Ireland, serving two terms in office; from 1966 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979.Lynch was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Tea...
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Brian Cowen
Brian Cowen (born 10 January 1960) is an Irish former politician who served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 7 May 2008 to 9 March 2011. He was head of a coalition government led by Fianna Fáil which unt...
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Éamon de Valera
Éamon de Valera (/ˈeɪmən dɛvəˈlɛrə/; 14 October 1882 – 29 August 1975) was one of the dominant political figures in twentieth century Ireland. His political career spanned over half a century, from 19...
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Irish presidential election, 1966
The Irish presidential election of 1966 was the fifth presidential election in Ireland and was held on 1 June 1966. Outgoing president Éamon de Valera, 83 and with a rapidly deteriorating eyesight, r...
Abbeville, Dublin
Abbeville, formerly Abbeyville House, is an 18th-century country house in the townland of Abbeyville, civil parish of Kinsealy, County Dublin, Ireland, best known as the home of Charles Haughey during...
Albert Reynolds
Albert Reynolds (3 November 1932 – 21 August 2014) was an Irish politician who was Taoiseach of Ireland, serving from February 1992 to December 1994.His first term was as head of a Fianna Fáil-Progres...
Irish general election, 1948
The Irish general election of 1948 was held on 4 February 1948. The 147 newly elected members of the 13th Dáil assembled on 18 February when the First Inter-Party government in the history of the Iris...
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March for a Better Way
March for a Better Way was a demonstration held in Dublin on Saturday 27 November 2010 at 11:30 am. Organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), it followed Ireland's admission of the EU/EC...
Fianna Fáil leadership election, 1979
The 1979 Fianna Fáil leadership election began in December 1979, when Jack Lynch resigned as party leader and Taoiseach. Lynch had been party leader for thirteen years and Taoiseach for over nine year...
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Máirín Lynch
Máirín Lynch (née O'Connor; 14 August 1916 – 8 June 2004) was the wife of the fourth Taoiseach of Ireland Jack Lynch.Máirín O'Connor was born in Dublin in 1916. Her father was a naval doctor lost at s...
Willie O'Dea affidavit controversy
The Willie O'Dea affidavit controversy or Brothelgate was a 2010 political controversy in Ireland surrounding former Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea.Enda Kenny, leader of main opposition party Fine ...
Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny (born 24 April 1951) is an Irish Fine Gael politician, and has been the Taoiseach since March 2011. He has led Fine Gael since 2002. He served as Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 to...
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