Saturday, 27 June 2020
Taoiseach a Ainmniú (Atógáil) - Nomination of Taoiseach (Resumed)
I declare Deputy Micheál Martin to have been nominated by Dáil Éireann for appointment by the President to be Taoiseach.
Before calling on Deputy Martin to address the House, on behalf of the entire Oireachtas community I want to thank the outgoing Taoiseach, his Government and his team for the enormity of the service they have given to the country since 2016. They have had many successes, not least concerning Brexit and Covid-19.
We acknowledge the fact that today is a momentous event and occasion for Deputy Martin and for his wife, Mary, his family, his dedicated personal team and his political party. Everybody here wishes him success in providing this country with the wise leadership it will need in the future.