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Taoi·seach

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

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

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

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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Former presidents Mary McAleese and Mary Robinson, former taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen, Dublin Lord Mayor Criona Ni Dhalaigh, as well as Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Garda chief Noirin O'Sullivan and British ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott were among the dignitaries.
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Bertie's handlers claim that since the TV cameras went into the Dail in 1994, all Taoisigh wore a bit of slap.
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