Joan Burton is set to become the new leader of the Labour Party and will be appointed Tánaiste by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny later today.

Joan Burton is set to become the new leader of the Labour Party and will be appointed Tánaiste by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny later today.

Joan Burton is the eleventh leader of the party and the first female leader.

Past labour leaders include:

(1922–1927) Thomas Johnson 
Thomas Johnson

(1927–1932) Thomas J. O'Connell 

(1932–1960) William Norton 

(1960–1977) Brendan Corish 
Brendan Corish

(1977–1981) Frank Cluskey 
Frank Cluskey

(1981–1982) Michael O'Leary 
Michael O'Leary

(1982–1997) Dick Spring 
Dick Spring

(1997–2002) Ruairi Quinn 
Ruairi Quinn

(2002–2007) Pat Rabbitte 
Pat Rabbitte

(2007–2014) Eamon Gilmore 
Eamon Gilmore


(2014 - ) Joan Burton 
Joan Burton