Definition of Tánaiste in English:


Line breaks: Tá|naiste
Pronunciation: /ˈtɔːnɪʃtə
, ˈtaːnəsʲtʲə/


The deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland.
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  • Cork County Council yesterday agreed to ask both the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste to intervene.
  • It had six of the fifteen cabinet posts and a special office of the Tánaiste was created, situated in government buildings, with its own staff and budget.
  • The Tánaiste said the legislation would address the issue of charges in public institutions only.


Irish tánaiste, literally 'second in excellence'.

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