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 (parliament), and must, in order to remain in office, retain the support of a majority in the Dáil. The current Taoiseach is Enda Kenny, TD who was appointed on 9 March 2011.

The earliest known use of the term is from a 5th- or 6th-century ogham inscription in both the Gaelic and Brythonic languages. The plural of taoiseach is taoisigh ( or ).

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