Labour Party (Ireland) Front Bench

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The Labour Party is the second-largest political party in the Oireachtas. The Labour Party leader appoints a team of TDs and Senators to speak for the party on different issues. When the Labour Party was in opposition, the front bench areas of responsibility broadly corresponded to those of Government ministers. The Labour Party has been in Government since March 2011 and accordingly their front bench consists of the ministerial officeholders.

Labour Party frontbench[edit]

Portfolio Spokesperson
Party leader Joan Burton
Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection
Deputy leader Alan Kelly
Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin
Minister for Education and Skills Jan O'Sullivan
Minister of State for Business and Employment (attending Cabinet) Gerald Nash
Minister of State for Rural Economic Development and Rural Transport Ann Phelan
Minister of State for Employment, Community and Social Support Kevin Humphreys
Minister of State for Equality, New Communities and Culture Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance,
Trade Promotion and North South cooperation
Seán Sherlock
Minister of State for Primary Care, Mental Health and Disability Kathleen Lynch
Party whip Emmet Stagg
Parliamentary party chairperson Jack Wall
Seanad leader Ivana Bacik

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