Cork To Have Its Second Ever Taoiseach When Micheál Martin Is Elected This Afternoon

It's expected the Fianna Fáil leader will be elected around lunchtime

The Cork South-Central TD and Turner's Cross native will be nominated for the position this morning before his election at a Dáil sitting in the Convention Centre. 

It comes after Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party voted to support the programme for government by a three to one margin. 

The Dáil will meet from 10.30 this morning with Micheál Martin to be elected Taoiseach around lunchtime.

He will be the first Cork-born Taoiseach in power since Jack Lynch in 1979.

He'll then travel to Aras an Uachtaran to be given his seal of office before appointing a cabinet of ministers. 

Last night Micheál Martin said there are big challenges to be faced by this government:

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