Minister of State for Trade and Development

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The Minister of State for Trade and Development was a junior ministerial post in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Government of Ireland. From 2002 to 2011 the office was titled Minister of State for Trade and Commerce. The Minister worked together with the senior Minister in this department and had special responsibility for all affairs in relation to trade and development. The Minister of State did not hold cabinet rank.

The position was abolished in July 2014.

List of office-holders[edit]

Minister of State for Trade and Commerce 2002–2011[edit]

No. Name Term of office Party
1. Michael Ahern 19 June 2002 14 June 2007 Fianna Fáil
2. John McGuinness 20 June 2007 22 April 2009 Fianna Fáil
3. Billy Kelleher 22 April 2009 9 March 2011 Fianna Fáil

Minister of State for Trade and Development 2011–2014[edit]

No. Name Term of office Party
4. Jan O'Sullivan 10 March 2011 20 December 2011 Labour Party
5. Joe Costello 20 December 2011 15 July 2014 Labour Party