Micheál Martin Has Been Elected As Taoiseach By The Dáil 

The Cork South-Central TD was elected this afternoon

In a moment that ends civil war politics in Ireland Fine Gael and Green Party TDs voted with Fianna Fáil to elect a new government.

The Fianna Fail Leader has become Cork's second Taoiseach after Jack Lynch held power until 1979.

93 TDs in total voted for Martin. 

Independent TDs Peter Fitzpartick, Cathal Berry, Noel Grealish, Michael Lowry, Matt Shanahan, Richard O'Donoghue, Michael McNamara, Marian Harkin and Verona Murphy also voted for the deal.

TDs Denis Naughten, Mattie McGrath and Carol Nolan abstained. 

The announcement was made by the Ceann Comhairle Sean O'Fearghail earlier this afternoon: 

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