Fine Gael Front Bench

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Fine Gael is the largest political party in the Oireachtas. The Fine Gael leader appoints a team of TDs and Senators to speak for the party on different issues. When Fine Gael was in opposition, the front bench areas of responsibility broadly corresponded to those of Government ministers. Fine Gael has been in Government since March 2011 and accordingly their front bench consists of the ministerial officeholders.

Fine Gael Front Bench[edit]

Portfolio[1] Name Since
Taoiseach and Leader of the Fine Gael Party Enda Kenny TD 2011
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD 2016
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD 2011
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD 2016
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD 2016
Minister for Education Richard Bruton TD 2016
Minister for Health Simon Harris TD 2016
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charles Flanagan TD 2014
Minister for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD 2014
Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty TD 2011
Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe TD 2016
Minister of State at the Department of Finance Eoghan Murphy TD 2016
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD 2011
Minister of State for Food, Horticulture and Food Safety Tom Hayes TD 2013
Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection Dara Murphy TD 2014
Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan TD 2014
Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English TD 2014
Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources Joe McHugh TD 2014
Chairperson of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon TD 2016
Leader of Seanad Éireann Senator Jerry Buttimer 2016

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  1. ^ "Bruton & Noonan return to Fine Gael frontbench". RTÉ News. 1 July 2010. Archived from the original on 4 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010.