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n. pl. Taoi·sigh (-shē′) Irish
The prime minister of Ireland.

[Irish, from Old Irish toísech, first, leading, leader.]


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the prime minister of the Republic of Ireland
[from Irish Gaelic, literally: leader]


An Irish word meaning leader, used as the title of the prime minister of the Republic of Ireland.
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Noun1.taoiseach - the prime minister of the Irish Republic
chancellor, premier, prime minister - the person who is head of state (in several countries)
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Myself, An Taoiseach and Mr Burke have agreed to actively work on finding a long term solution to the homeless problem.
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In welcoming the Taoiseach and the delegation, IBN's Chairman Bernard Creed said: "This visit by An Taoiseach and minister Bruton, coming hot on the heels of the visit by Minister Coveney last October, underlines the importance of the GCC to the Irish economy.