Micheál Martin

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Micheál Martin

portrait photograph of Martin
Official portrait, c. 2020
Tánaiste
Assumed office
17 December 2022
TaoiseachLeo Varadkar
Preceded byLeo Varadkar
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
17 December 2022
TaoiseachLeo Varadkar
Preceded bySimon Coveney
In office
7 May 2008 – 18 January 2011
TaoiseachBrian Cowen
Preceded byDermot Ahern
Succeeded byBrian Cowen (acting)
Minister for Defence
Assumed office
17 December 2022
TaoiseachLeo Varadkar
Preceded bySimon Coveney
15th Taoiseach
In office
27 June 2020 – 17 December 2022
PresidentMichael D. Higgins
TánaisteLeo Varadkar
Preceded byLeo Varadkar
Succeeded byLeo Varadkar
Leader of Fianna Fáil
Assumed office
26 January 2011
DeputyVacant (since 2020)
See former
Preceded byBrian Cowen
Leader of the Opposition
In office
9 March 2011 – 27 June 2020
President
Taoiseach
Preceded byEnda Kenny
Succeeded byMary Lou McDonald
Further ministerial offices
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Acting
21 August 2020 – 2 September 2020
TaoiseachHimself
Preceded byDara Calleary
Succeeded byCharlie McConalogue
Acting
14 July 2020 – 15 July 2020
TaoiseachHimself
Preceded byBarry Cowen
Succeeded byDara Calleary
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment
In office
29 September 2004 – 7 May 2008
TaoiseachBertie Ahern
Preceded byMary Harney
Succeeded byMary Coughlan
Minister for Health and Children
In office
27 January 2000 – 29 September 2004
TaoiseachBertie Ahern
Preceded byBrian Cowen
Succeeded byMary Harney
Minister for Education and Science
In office
26 June 1997 – 27 January 2000
TaoiseachBertie Ahern
Preceded byNiamh Bhreathnach
Succeeded byMichael Woods
Lord Mayor of Cork
In office
20 June 1992 – 21 June 1993
Preceded byDenis Cregan
Succeeded byJohn Murray
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
June 1989
ConstituencyCork South-Central
Personal details
Born (1960-08-01) 1 August 1960 (age 63)[1]
Cork, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)
Mary O'Shea (m. 1990)
Children5, including Micheál
EducationColáiste Chríost Rí
Alma materUniversity College Cork
WebsiteConstituency website

Micheál Martin (Irish: [ˈmʲiːçaːl̪ˠ];[2][3][4] born 1 August 1960) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who is serving as Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Minister for Defence since December 2022. He was Taoiseach from 2020 to 2022 and has been Leader of Fianna Fáil since January 2011. He was Leader of the Opposition in Ireland from 2011 to 2020, Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2011 and Minister for Health and Children from 2000 to 2004. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South-Central since 1989.

Martin has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South-Central constituency since 1989. He was 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 from 1997 to 2000 and Lord Mayor of Cork from 1992 to 1993.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tim Ryan (2020). Nealon's Guide to the 33rd Dáil and 26th Seanad and the 2019 Local and European Elections. Grand Canal Publishing.
  2. Martin spells his first name Micheál, that is without an acute accent, or síneadh fada over the i. See Martin's official website Micheál Martin TD Archived 7 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine. The Irish language version of the name Michael is usually spelt Mícheál.
  3. "Micheál Martin". Oireachtas Members Database. Archived from the original on 19 November 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  4. Kelly, Fiach (29 June 2019). "Irish politics needs to wake up to the consequences of a no-deal Brexit". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 29 June 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  5. Cite error: The named reference michealmartin1 was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  6. "Mr. Micheál Martin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 June 2008.

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