Micheál Martin

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Micheál Martin

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15th Taoiseach
Assumed office
27 June 2020
PresidentMichael D. Higgins
TánaisteLeo Varadkar
Preceded byLeo Varadkar
Leader of Fianna Fáil
Assumed office
26 January 2011
DeputyMary Hanafin
Brian Lenihan Jnr
Éamon Ó Cuív
Dara Calleary
Preceded byBrian Cowen
Leader of the Opposition
In office
9 March 2011 – 27 June 2020
PresidentMary McAleese
Michael D. Higgins
TaoiseachEnda Kenny
Leo Varadkar
Preceded byEnda Kenny
Succeeded byMary Lou McDonald
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
7 May 2008 – 18 January 2011
TaoiseachBrian Cowen
Preceded byDermot Ahern
Succeeded byBrian Cowen
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 (Education)
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 59)
Turners Cross, Cork, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)
Mary O'Shea (m. 1989)
Children5
EducationColáiste Chríost Rí
Alma materUniversity College Cork
Websitemichealmartin.ie

Micheál Martin (Irish pronunciation: [ˈmʲiːçaːl̪ˠ] [1][2][3]; born 1 August 1960) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He has been the Taoiseach of Ireland since 27 June 2020 and Leader of Fianna Fáil since 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.[1][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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. The Irish language version of the name Michael is usually spelt Mícheál.
  2. "Micheál Martin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  3. "Irish politics needs to wake up to the consequences of a no-deal Brexit": The Irish Times, published 6/29/20
  4. "Mr. Micheál Martin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 June 2008.

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