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Michael Martin Elected Taoiseach

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11:51 AM - 27 Jun 2020



Micheál Martin has been elected Taoiseach by the Dáil.

93 TDs in total voted for the Fianna Fail leader.

Fine Gael and Green Party TDs voted with Fianna Fáil to elect a new government.

Independent TDs Peter Fitzpatrick, Cathal Berry, Noel Grealish, Michael Lowry, Matt Shanahan, Richard O'Donoghue, Michael McNamara, Marian Harkin and Verona Murphy also voted for the deal.

TDs Denis Naughten, Mattie McGrath and Carol Nolan abstained.

 

 

 

Addressing the special Dáil sitting in Dublin's Convention Centre after being elected Taoiseach, Michael Martin said that to serve as leader of the country is one of the greatest honours he could receive.

The Cork South Central TD also thanked his children as well as wife Mary,who he said had been a pillar of support

There's been criticism from opposition parties of the incoming government and their plans for the months and years ahead.



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