Minister for the Public Service

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The Minister for the Public Service was a senior post in the Government of Ireland, it was created by the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1973. In March 1987 the minister's functions were transferred to the Minister for Tourism and Transport after the department was amalgamated.

Minister for the Public Service 1973–1987[edit]

No. Name Term of office Party
1. Richie Ryan[n 1] 1 November 1973 5 July 1977 Fine Gael
2. George Colley[n 1] 5 July 1977 11 December 1979 Fianna Fáil
3. Michael O'Kennedy[n 1] 12 December 1979 24 March 1980 Fianna Fáil
4. Gene Fitzgerald[n 1] (1st time) 24 March 1980 30 June 1981 Fianna Fáil
5. Liam Kavanagh[n 2] 30 June 1981 9 March 1982 Labour Party
Gene Fitzgerald[n 2] (2nd time) 9 March 1982 14 December 1982 Fianna Fáil
6. John Boland 14 December 1982 14 February 1986 Fine Gael
7. Ruairi Quinn[n 2] 14 February 1986 20 January 1987 Labour Party
8. John Bruton[n 1] 20 January 1987 10 March 1987 Fine Gael
9. Ray MacSharry[n 1] 10 March 1987 20 March 1987 Fianna Fáil

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Ministers who held both the Finance and Public Service portfolios at the same time.
  2. ^ a b c Ministers who held both the Labour and Public Service portfolios at the same time.