Deputy or Heir? Origins of ‘An Tánaiste’

The titles of certain roles and institutions in Bunreacht na hÉireann (the Constitution of Ireland 1937) [1] have their roots in Early Ireland. One of the more interesting of these from a historical standpoint is the position of 'Tánaiste'. In this article I firstly provide an overview of the formal role envisaged for the Tánaiste… Continue reading Deputy or Heir? Origins of ‘An Tánaiste’