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The prime minister of the Republic of Ireland.
- ‘The only hope we have is to get a Taoiseach who is prepared to pull the biggest stroke ever pulled in Irish politics.’
- ‘She had the support of the Government and the Taoiseach at every stage of the process.’
- ‘He had the support of the Taoiseach and the Tanaiste and, having made the decision, he stuck with it.’
- ‘A number of them gave the thumbs up on the basis that the Taoiseach and Tanaiste had agreed with the proposal.’
- ‘At the launch, the Taoiseach and Tanaiste refused to take questions from the press.’
- ‘Squaring up to the Taoiseach became the second major blunder in her strategy.’
- ‘Aggravated by weakness of a populist Taoiseach, he is in a very tight and unpleasant corner.’
- ‘The Taoiseach was given a warm welcome by the large gathering of supporters and party activists.’
- ‘The Green Party will ask the Taoiseach to resign if he is found to have obstructed the work of the tribunal.’
- ‘If unemployment begins to rise, the Taoiseach said the Government can change policy.’
- ‘He was Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach for five years from 1982.’
- ‘In the Republic the Taoiseach may reconvene the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation.’
- ‘He is to travel to Dublin today on a parliamentary exchange, expected to include a meeting with the Taoiseach.’
- ‘I'm sure it's a question that many of them would love to have asked the Taoiseach themselves!’
- ‘A spokesman for the Taoiseach said Sunday's event was very far from being a publicity stunt.’
- ‘The Taoiseach announced recently that the Government is planning to amend the Act.’
- ‘The Taoiseach yesterday said he would have to wait and see what the report says before making any decision.’
- ‘The Taoiseach regarded northern nationalism as being as conservative and sectarian as the regime it opposed.’
- ‘The Taoiseach's evidence was heard during a dramatic afternoon at Dublin Castle.’
- ‘The party faithful showed up in large numbers to meet the party leader who they all deem will be the next Taoiseach.’
Irish, literally ‘chief, leader’.
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