Definition of Tánaiste in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɔːnɪʃtə/


The deputy prime minister of the Republic of Ireland.
Example sentences
  • 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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