Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has been elected Taoiseach by the Dáil.
93 TDs voted in favour of his appointment – all of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens as well as 9 independent TDs.
With the votes of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, the Green Party and 9 Independents Ceann Comhairle Sean O Fearghail deemed Micheál Martin elected
In an emotional speech Micheál Martin thanked his family – most of whom couldn’t be in the Convention Centre because of COVID restrictions.
The Taoiseach-elect also brought up the history of the day, and the challenge ahead.