Micheál Martin to become taoiseach after parties back deal

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is set to be elected taoiseach (Irish prime minister) at a special meeting of the Irish parliament.

Micheál Martin to become taoiseach after parties back deal

On Friday, members of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party backed a programme for government, paving the way for an historic coalition.

Voters went to the polls in a general election in February but no party received a majority.

Coalition talks were then halted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The two larger parties needed the support of the Greens to have a working majority in the Irish parliament (the Dáil).

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