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The spouse of the Taoiseach is the wife, husband or domestic partner of the Taoiseach of Ireland. The term "spouse of the Taoiseach" is not used in any official context.

Spouses of Taoisigh often play a public role accompanying their husband in his duties as head of government at public events.[1]

List of spouses/partners

Name Dates of
Taoiseach (spouse)
Louisa Flanagan 1919–1965 W. T. Cosgrave
Sinéad Ní Fhlannagáin 1910–1975 Éamon de Valera
Ida Mary O'Malley 1919–1956 John A. Costello
Kathleen Hughes 1924–1971 Seán Lemass
Máirín O'Connor 1946–1999 Jack Lynch
Vera Osborne 1952–2016 Liam Cosgrave
Maureen Lemass 1951–2006 Charles Haughey
Joan O'Farrell 1947–1999 Garret FitzGerald
Kathleen Coen 1960–2014 Albert Reynolds
Finola Gill 1978–present John Bruton
Miriam Kelly 1975–1992 (sep.) Bertie Ahern
Celia Larkin[a] ?–2003
Mary Molloy 1994–present Brian Cowen
Fionnuala O'Kelly 1992–present Enda Kenny
Matthew Barrett[a] 2015–present Leo Varadkar
Mary O'Shea 1989–present Micheál Martin

See also


  1. ^ "Taoiseach's wife the keynote speaker at Women and Agriculture conference in Sligo today". Ocean FM. Retrieved 15 October 2018.