Minister of State for Overseas Development (Ireland)

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In Ireland the Minister of State who had special responsibility for Overseas Development was officially styled Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs (with special responsibility for Overseas Development), and held a junior ministerial post in the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Ireland .

The Minister worked together with the senior Minister in this department and had special responsibility for all overseas aid affairs. The Minister of State did not hold cabinet rank. Until 2007 the post was titled Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs (with special responsibility for Overseas Development and Human Rights). The position was abolished in March 2011 and responsibilities taken over by the Minister of State for Trade and Development.

Minister of State for Overseas Development 1993–2011[edit]

No. Name Term of office Party
1. Tom Kitt (1st time) 14 January 1993 15 December 1994 Fianna Fáil
2. Joan Burton 20 December 1994 26 June 1997 Labour Party
3. Liz O'Donnell 8 July 1997 6 June 2002 Progressive Democrats
Tom Kitt (2nd time) 19 June 2002 29 September 2004 Fianna Fáil
4. Conor Lenihan 29 September 2004 20 June 2007 Fianna Fáil
5. Michael Kitt 20 June 2007 13 May 2008 Fianna Fáil
6. Peter Power 13 May 2008 9 March 2011 Fianna Fáil