List of Parliamentary Secretaries of Ireland

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In the Irish Free State, the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 created the post of Parliamentary Secretary, originally limited to seven holders. In 1978, the office was superseded in the Republic of Ireland by the office of Minister of State. The Parliamentary Secretary did not hold cabinet rank.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education[edit]

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education was a junior ministerial post in the Government of Ireland that existed between 1969 and 1978. The incumbent worked together with the senior Minister at the Department of Education and had special responsibility for all educational affairs that were not handled by the senior minister.

No. Name Term of Office Party
1. Bobby Molloy 2 July 1969 9 May 1970 Fianna Fáil
2. Michael O'Kennedy 9 May 1970 3 January 1973 Fianna Fáil
3. Jim Tunney (1st time) 3 January 1973 5 February 1973 Fianna Fáil
4. John Bruton 14 March 1973 16 December 1976 Fine Gael
5. Patrick J. Reynolds 16 December 1976 25 May 1977 Fine Gael
Jim Tunney (2nd time) 5 July 1977 1 January 1978 Fianna Fáil

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Commerce[edit]

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Commerce was a junior ministerial post in the Government of Ireland on a number of occasions throughout the history of the Irish government. The incumbent worked together with the senior minister at the Department of Industry and Commerce.

No. Name Term of Office Party
1. Patrick Crotty 2 June 1954 20 March 1957 Fine Gael
2. Gerald Bartley 20 March 1957 24 February 1958 Fianna Fáil
3. Michael Hilliard 24 February 1958 23 June 1959 Fianna Fáil
4. Seán Flanagan 21 April 1965 10 November 1966 Fianna Fáil
5. Gerry Collins 2 July 1969 9 May 1970 Fianna Fáil
6. John Bruton 14 March 1973 25 May 1977 Fine Gael
7. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 5 July 1977 1 January 1978 Fianna Fáil

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Justice[edit]

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Justice was a junior ministerial post in the Government of Ireland on a number of occasions throughout the history of the Irish government. The incumbent worked together with the senior minister at the Department of Justice.

No. Name Term of Office Party
1. Charles Haughey 24 June 1959 11 October 1961 Fianna Fáil
2. Brian Lenihan 11 October 1961 3 November 1964 Fianna Fáil

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Lands and Fisheries[edit]

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Lands or Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Lands and Fisheries was a junior ministerial post in the Government of Ireland on a number of occasions throughout the history of the Irish government. The incumbent worked together with the senior minister at the Department of Lands.

No. Name Term of Office Party
1. Martin Roddy 11 October 1927 9 March 1932 Cumann na nGaedheal
2. Seán O'Grady 9 March 1932 21 July 1937 Fianna Fáil

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Lands[edit]

No. Name Term of Office Party
1. Seán O'Grady 21 July 1937 9 February 1943 Fianna Fáil
2. Eamonn Kissane 9 February 1943 1 July 1943 Fianna Fáil
3. Jack Lynch 13 June 1951 2 June 1954 Fianna Fáil
4. Brian Lenihan, Snr 11 October 1961 3 November 1964 Fianna Fáil
5. George Colley 21 November 1964 21 April 1965 Fianna Fáil

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Gaeltacht[edit]

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Gaeltacht was a junior ministerial post in the Government of Ireland that existed at various times between 1922 and 1978. The incumbent worked together with the senior Minister at the Department of the Gaeltacht and had special responsibility for all Gaeltacht and Irish language affairs that were not handled by the senior minister.

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