Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

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Minister for
Children and Youth Affairs
James Reilly April 2014.jpg
Incumbent
James Reilly

since 11 July 2014
Appointer President of Ireland on the nomination of the Taoiseach
Inaugural holder Richard Mulcahy as Minister for the Gaeltacht
Formation 2 June 1956
Website www.dcya.gov.ie

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Irish: An tAire Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige) is a senior minister at the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in the Government of Ireland.

The current Minister for Children and Youth Affairs is James Reilly, TD.[1]

Overview[edit]

The department was created in 1956 as the Department of the Gaeltacht. Its title has changed several times, the current title was created in 2011.[2] An office of Minister of State for Children existed from 1994 to 2011.

The department is responsible for children and youth affairs.

List of office-holders[edit]

Minister for the Gaeltacht 1956–1993[edit]

No. Name Term of office Party
1. Richard Mulcahy 2 June 1956 24 October 1956 Fine Gael
2. Patrick Lindsay 24 October 1956 20 March 1957 Fine Gael
3. Jack Lynch 20 March 1957 26 June 1957 Fianna Fáil
4. Micheál Ó Móráin (1st time) 26 June 1957 23 July 1959 Fianna Fáil
5. Gerald Bartley 23 July 1959 11 October 1961 Fianna Fáil
Micheál Ó Móráin (2nd time) 11 October 1961 26 March 1968 Fianna Fáil
6. Pádraig Faulkner 27 March 1968 2 July 1969 Fianna Fáil
7. George Colley 2 July 1969 14 March 1973 Fianna Fáil
8. Tom O'Donnell 14 March 1973 5 July 1977 Fine Gael
9. Denis Gallagher (1st time) 5 July 1977 11 December 1979 Fianna Fáil
10. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 12 December 1979 30 June 1981 Fianna Fáil
11. Paddy O'Toole (1st time) 30 June 1981 9 March 1982 Fine Gael
Denis Gallagher (2nd time) 9 March 1982 14 December 1982 Fianna Fáil
Paddy O'Toole (2nd time) 14 December 1982 10 March 1987 Fine Gael
12. Charles Haughey 10 March 1987 11 February 1992 Fianna Fáil
13. John Wilson 11 February 1992 12 January 1993 Fianna Fáil
14. Michael D. Higgins (1st time) 12 January 1993 21 January 1993 Labour Party

Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht 1993–1997[edit]

No. Name Term of office Party
Michael D. Higgins (1st time) 21 January 1993 17 November 1994 Labour Party
15. Bertie Ahern 18 November 1994 15 December 1994 Fianna Fáil
Michael D. Higgins (2nd time) 15 December 1994 26 June 1997 Labour Party
16. Síle de Valera 26 June 1997 12 July 1997 Fianna Fáil

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands 1997–2002[edit]

No. Name Term of office Party
Síle de Valera 12 July 1997 6 June 2002 Fianna Fáil

Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs 2002–2010[edit]

No. Name Term of office Party
17. Éamon Ó Cuív 6 June 2002 23 March 2010 Fianna Fáil

Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs 2010–2011[edit]

No. Name Entered Office Left Office Party
18. Pat Carey 23 March 2010 9 March 2011 Fianna Fáil

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs 2011–present[edit]

No. Name Term of office Party
19. Frances Fitzgerald 9 March 2011 7 May 2014 Fine Gael
20. Charles Flanagan 8 May 2014 11 July 2014 Fine Gael
21. James Reilly 11 July 2014 Incumbent Fine Gael

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