Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

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Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
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Incumbent
Roderic O'Gorman

since 27 June 2020
Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
Member of
Reports toTaoiseach
SeatDublin, Ireland
AppointerPresident of Ireland on the nomination of the Taoiseach
Inaugural holderRichard Mulcahy as Minister for the Gaeltacht
Formation2 June 1956
WebsiteDepartment of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (Irish: An tAire Leanaí, Comhionannais, Míchumais, Lánpháirtíochta agus Óige) is the senior minister at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth in the Government of Ireland.

The current Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is Roderic O'Gorman, TD.

He is assisted by Anne Rabbitte, TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Disability.[1]

Overview[edit]

The department was created in 1956 as the Department of the Gaeltacht. Its title and functions have changed several times, with the current title adopted in 2020.[2] An office of Minister of State for Children existed from 1994 to 2011. The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media is currently responsible for the Gaeltacht.

List of office-holders[edit]

Minister for the Gaeltacht 1956–1993[edit]

Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Richard Mulcahy 2 June 1956 24 October 1956 Fine Gael 7th
Patrick Lindsay 24 October 1956 20 March 1957 Fine Gael 7th
Jack Lynch 20 March 1957 26 June 1957 Fianna Fáil 8th
Mícheál Ó Móráin (1st time) 26 June 1957 23 July 1959 Fianna Fáil 8th · 9th
Gerald Bartley 23 July 1959 11 October 1961 Fianna Fáil 9th
Mícheál Ó Móráin (2nd time) 11 October 1961 26 March 1968 Fianna Fáil 10th · 11th · 12th
Pádraig Faulkner 27 March 1968 2 July 1969 Fianna Fáil 12th
George Colley 2 July 1969 14 March 1973 Fianna Fáil 13th
Tom O'Donnell 14 March 1973 5 July 1977 Fine Gael 14th
Denis Gallagher (1st time) 5 July 1977 11 December 1979 Fianna Fáil 15th
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 12 December 1979 30 June 1981 Fianna Fáil 16th
Paddy O'Toole (1st time) 30 June 1981 9 March 1982 Fine Gael 17th
Denis Gallagher (2nd time) 9 March 1982 14 December 1982 Fianna Fáil 18th
Paddy O'Toole (2nd time) 14 December 1982 10 March 1987 Fine Gael 19th
Charles Haughey 10 March 1987 11 February 1992 Fianna Fáil 20th · 21st
John Wilson 11 February 1992 12 January 1993 Fianna Fáil 22nd
Michael D. Higgins (1st time) 12 January 1993 21 January 1993 Labour 23rd

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

Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Michael D. Higgins (1st time) 21 January 1993 17 November 1994 Labour 23rd
Bertie Ahern 18 November 1994 15 December 1994 Fianna Fáil 23rd
Michael D. Higgins (2nd time) 15 December 1994 26 June 1997 Labour 24th
Síle de Valera 26 June 1997 12 July 1997 Fianna Fáil 25th

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

Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Síle de Valera 12 July 1997 6 June 2002 Fianna Fáil 25th
Éamon Ó Cuív 6 June 2002 19 June 2002 Fianna Fáil 26th

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

Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Éamon Ó Cuív 19 June 2002 23 March 2010 Fianna Fáil 26th · 27th · 28th
Pat Carey 23 March 2010 2 June 2010 Fianna Fáil 28th

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

Name Entered Office Left Office Party Government(s)
Pat Carey 2 June 2010 9 March 2011 Fianna Fáil 28th
Frances Fitzgerald 9 March 2011 2 June 2011 Fine Gael 29th

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs 2011–2020[edit]

Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Frances Fitzgerald 2 June 2011 7 May 2014 Fine Gael 29th
Charles Flanagan 8 May 2014 11 July 2014 Fine Gael 29th
James Reilly 11 July 2014 6 May 2016 Fine Gael 29th
Katherine Zappone 6 May 2016 27 June 2020 Independent 30th · 31st
Roderic O'Gorman 27 June 2020 15 October 2020 Green 32nd

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth 2020–[edit]

Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Roderic O'Gorman 15 October 2020 Incumbent Green 32nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Ministers and Ministers of State", Government of Ireland, retrieved 4 August 2020
  2. ^ "Children and Youth Affairs (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2020". Irish Statute Book. 13 October 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.

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