Martin's election follows months of negotiations between his centre right party, Fine Gael, and the Green Party, to reach an agreement following elections in February before the onset of the coronavirus crisis.
Talks among the parties have failed to make much progress since the February 8 election, which brought a breakthrough for left-wing nationalists Sinn Fein at the expense of the two long-dominant centrist parties, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael.
The three-way race led by left-wing Sinn Fein is a new dynamic for the Republic, where governments have been historically dominated by Fine Gael and Fianna Fail.
People in Ireland to decide on repealing the eight amendment which gives equal rights to the life of the unborn child and the mother in a referendum in May, Prime Minister Varadkar announces.
Leo Varadkar at the age of 38 has been elected by the Irish parliament to be the country's new prime minister. He is also the country's first prime minister from an ethnic minority and the country's first who is openly gay.
Leo Varadkar at the age of 38 has been elected the leader of Ireland's ruling Fine Gael party. He is likely to be elected the youngest ever prime minister of the country when it's parliament meets on June 13.
Enda Kenny will remain prime minister until his successor is appointed early June. He made the announcement at an emotional parliamentary meeting of the centre-right party which he led for 15 years.
Labour Party of Ireland examining to re-enter government
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