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

[Irish, from Old Irish toísech, first, leading, leader.]
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the prime minister of the Republic of Ireland
[from Irish Gaelic, literally: leader]
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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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The Taoiseach also conceded that his intervention may have had nothing to do with the planning permission being rejected.
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny splurged EUR4,500 hiring plush chauffeur-driven cars from limo companies during two trips to America in February.
POP superstar Ronan Keating's family have had an amazing bust-up with Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny's beloved mother Eithne passed away yesterday aged 93.
We now know that it wasn't just former Taoiseach Charles Haughey who used his position to help himself to enormous riches.
However, the Taoiseach will be joined by the Government's special envoy to the US, Fine Gael TD John Deasy, at the White House, and as he is an extremely useful single-digit handicap golfer he may oblige in the Taoiseach's place.
SO battered Biffo has to hang on for just one more week to avoid going down in the history books as the shortest serving Taoiseach ever.
TAOISEACH Bertie Ahern last night revealed how he has broken the hearts of some of his youngest constituents.
POLITICAL correspondents were left surprised this week when they were sent out a link to a new interview with the Taoiseach.
The Taoiseach insists that the teenage couple be chaperoned almost everywhere they go!