‘Let’s get to Work’ – Taoiseach Simon Harris names his Cabinet

Simon Harris names his Cabinet

Simon Harris has been formally appointed Ireland’s youngest-ever Taoiseach.

Mr Harris was nominated by the Dáil with a majority vote of 88 to 69 after he was proposed by Fine Gael and supported by Fianna Fáil, the Green Party and a number of independents.

After the vote Mr Harris made his way out of Leinster House through a guard of honour before making his way to Áras an Uachtaráin to get his seal of office from President Michael D Higgins.

When he arrived at the Áras, he was accompanied by his wife, children, parents and members of his extended family.

He was welcomed into the State Reception Room by President Michael D Higgins, and the president signed the Warrant of Approval, officially recognising the Taoiseach in his new position.

Taoiseach Simon Harris was then handed the Seal of the Taoiseach and the Seal of Government, finalising his acceptance of the role.

The newly elected Taoiseach and head of Fine Gael has now departed from Áras an Uachtaráin to turn his attention to the appointment of his Cabinet ministers.

He’ll return to Phoenix Park later this evening where the President will sign the Warrant of Appointment for the Members of the Government and the Warrant of Appointment of the Attorney General, each of which will be countersigned by the Taoiseach.
Credit to : Newstalk

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