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This is a list of Taoisigh, for a list of Presidents of the Executive Council see Presidents of the Executive Council.
This is a list of people who held the position of Taoiseach in Republic of Ireland.

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Constituency
Portrait Term of office Elected
(Dáil)
Govt. Party of Taoiseach
1. Éamon de Valera
(1882–1975)
TD for Clare
Eamon de Valera c 1922-30 29 December 1937 18 February 1948 1st Fianna Fáil
1938 (10th) 2nd
1943 (11th) 3rd
1944 (12th) 4th
2. John A. Costello
(1891–1976)
TD for Dublin South–East
John A Costello 03 18 February 1948 13 June 1951 1948 (13th) 5th Fine Gael
with Labour;
CnaP; CnaT;
National Labour until 1950
(2) Éamon de Valera
(1882–1975)
TD for Clare
Eamon de Valera c 1922-30 13 June 1951 2 June 1954 1951 (14th) 6th Fianna Fáil
(3) John A. Costello
(1891–1976)
TD for Dublin South–East
John A Costello 03 2 June 1954 20 March 1957 1954 (15th) 7th Fine Gael
with Labour;
Clann na Talmhan
(2) Éamon de Valera
(1882–1975)
TD for Clare
Eamon de Valera c 1922-30 20 March 1957 23 June 1959 1957 (16th) 8th Fianna Fáil
3. Seán Lemass
(1899–1971)
TD for Dublin South–Central
Seán Lemass 23 June 1959 10 November 1966 9th Fianna Fáil
1961 (17th) 10th
1965 (18th) 11th
4. Jack Lynch
(1917–1999)
TD for Cork Borough until 1969
TD for Cork City North–West from 1969
Jack Lynch 10 November 1966 14 March 1973 12th Fianna Fáil
1969 (19th) 13th
5. Liam Cosgrave
(born 1920)
TD for Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown
Liam Cosgrove 14 March 1973 5 July 1977 1973 (20th) 14th Fine Gael
with Labour
(5) Jack Lynch
(1917–1999)
TD for Cork City
Jack Lynch 5 July 1977 11 December 1979 1977 (21st) 15th Fianna Fáil
6. Charles Haughey
(1925–2006)
TD for Dublin Artane
Charles Haughey 11 December 1979 30 June 1981 16th Fianna Fáil
7. Garret FitzGerald
(1926–2011)
TD for Dublin South–East
Garret FitzGerald Lisbon 2009 crop 30 June 1981 9 March 1982 1981 (22nd) 17th Fine Gael
with Labour
(7) Charles Haughey
(1925–2006)
TD for Dublin North–Central
Charles Haughey 9 March 1982 14 December 1982 Feb.1982 (23rd) 18th Fianna Fáil
(8) Garret FitzGerald
(1926–2011)
TD for Dublin South–East
Garret FitzGerald Lisbon 2009 crop 14 December 1982 10 March 1987 Nov.1982 (24th) 19th Fine Gael
with Labour
(7) Charles Haughey
(1925–2006)
TD for Dublin North–Central
Charles Haughey 10 March 1987 11 February 1992 1987 (25th) 20th Fianna Fáil
1989 (26th) 21st Fianna Fáil
8. Albert Reynolds
(born 1932)
TD for Longford–Roscommon
Albert Reynolds 11 February 1992 15 December 1994 22nd Fianna Fáil
with Labour
1992 (27th) 23rd Fianna Fáil
9. John Bruton
(born 1947)
TD for Meath
BrutonJohn 15 December 1994 26 June 1997 24th Fine Gael
10. Bertie Ahern
(born 1951)
TD for Dublin Central
BertieAhernBerlin2007 26 June 1997 7 May 2008 1997 (28th) 25th Fianna Fáil
with PDs;
Greens from 2007
2002 (29th) 26th
2007 (30th) 27th
11. Brian Cowen
(born 1960)
TD for Laois–Offaly
Brian Cowen in Philadelphia 7 May 2008 9 March 2011 28th Fianna Fáil
12. Enda Kenny
(born 1951)
TD for Mayo
EndaKenny 9 March 2011 Incumbent 2011 (31st) 29th Fine Gael
with Labour

Living TaoisighEdit

There are currently six living Taoisigh:

Taoiseach Term of office Date of birth
Liam Cosgrave 1973–1977 April 13, 1920 (1920-04-13) (age 98)
Albert Reynolds 1992–1994 November 3, 1932 (1932-11-03) (age 86)
John Bruton 1994–1997 May 18, 1947 (1947-05-18) (age 71)
Bertie Ahern 1997–2008 September 12, 1951 (1951-09-12) (age 67)
Brian Cowen 2008–2011 January 10, 1960 (1960-01-10) (age 58)
Enda Kenny 2011–present April 24, 1951 (1951-04-24) (age 67)