Tánaiste

Tánaiste
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Incumbent
Simon Coveney

since 30 November 2017
StyleTánaiste
Irish: A Thánaiste
Member of
Reports toTaoiseach
SeatDublin, Ireland
NominatorTaoiseach
AppointerPresident of Ireland
Inaugural holderSeán T. O'Kelly[1]
Formation29 December 1937[1]
Salary€175,673[2]

The Tánaiste (Irish pronunciation: [ˈt̪ˠaːn̪ˠəʃtʲə] (About this sound listen)) is the deputy head of government of Ireland and the second-most senior officer in the Government of Ireland.[3][4] The Tánaiste is appointed by the President of Ireland on the advice of the Taoiseach. The current office holder is Simon Coveney, TD, who was appointed on 30 November 2017.[5]

Origins

Tánaiste was the Irish word for the heir of the chief (taoiseach) or king (), under the Gaelic system of tanistry. Before independence, the British Lord Lieutenant of Ireland or Viceroy was sometimes referred to in the Irish language as An Tánaiste-Rí, literally 'the deputy king'.

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