Micheál Martin Has Received His Seal From President Michael D. Higgins

He was elected Taoiseach this afternoon

93 TDs voted in favour of his appointment - all of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens as well as 9 independent TDs. 

The new Taoiseach will take up his office in government buildings this afternoon and begin appointing ministers. 

In an emotional Dáil speech, Micheál Martin said he would not have achieved anything without his family:

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