|Department of the Taoiseach|
Irish: A Thaoisigh
Merrion Street, Dublin, Ireland
|Appointer||President of Ireland|
|Term length||While commanding the confidence of the majority of Dáil Éireann. No term limits are imposed on the office.|
|Inaugural holder||Éamon de Valera[note 1]|
|Formation||29 December 1937|
Appointment[change | change source]
When a new Dáil Éireann meets after an election it nominates one of its members to be Taoiseach. He then visits the President, and is appointed. He then presents a list of ministers to the Dáil and when this is approved they are also appointed by the President.
If the Taoiseach resigns all members of the government are said to have resigned as well. If a minister does not resign when asked by the Taoiseach, the Taoiseach can ask the President to sack the minister. The President cannot refuse to do this.
Department of the Taoiseach[change | change source]
The Department of the Taoiseach helps the Taoiseach to do his job. The main duty of the Taoiseach is to start policy and coordinate policy of the rest of government. Especially policies on Economic and Social Development, Northern Ireland, the European Union and Public Sector Change and Oireachtas Reform.
The Government Chief Whip, who has to make sure the government's policies and ideas are turned into law, is a part of the Taoiseach's department.
The current Taoiseach is Leo Varadkar since 14 June 2017.
List[change | change source]
President of the Executive Council[change | change source]
|Term of office||Party||Exec. Council
|1||W. T. Cosgrave
TD for Carlow–Kilkenny until 1927
TD for Cork Borough from 1927
|1st||SF (PT) (minority)||Kevin O'Higgins||3 (1922)|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||2nd||CnG (minority)||4 (1923)|
|3rd||Ernest Blythe||5 (Jun.1927)|
|2||Éamon de Valera
TD for Clare
|Fianna Fáil||6th||FF (minority)||Seán T. O'Kelly||7 (1932)|
Notes[change | change source]
References[change | change source]