Ministers of State of the 27th Dáil

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On 12 January 1993, the 23rd Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. The Fianna FáilLabour Party government was led by the Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.

On that day Reynolds announced to Dáil Éireann that the Government had appointed Noel Dempsey to the post of Minister for State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip. On 14 January 1993, the Taoiseach announced that the Government had appointed the other Ministers of State.[1]

Ministers of State of the 23rd Government (14 January 1993 – 15 December 1994)[edit]

Name Office Party
Noel Dempsey Government Chief Whip Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
Minister of State at the Department of Finance
(with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works)
Tom Kitt Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs
Noel Treacy Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Finance
Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Energy and Communications
Mary O'Rourke Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise and Employment Fianna Fáil
Séamus Brennan Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise and Employment Fianna Fáil
Pat the Cope Gallagher Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Fianna Fáil
Eithne FitzGerald Minister of State at the Department of Finance Labour Party
Liam Aylward Minister of State at the Department of Education Fianna Fáil
Liam Hyland Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Fianna Fáil
Brian O'Shea Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Labour Party
Willie O'Dea Minister of State at the Department of Justice Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Health
John Browne Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Fianna Fáil
Emmet Stagg Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Labour Party
Gerry O'Sullivan Minister of State at the Department of the Marine Labour Party
Joan Burton Minister of State at the Department of Social Welfare Labour Party

Change of Government[edit]

On 15 December 1994 the 24th Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. It was the first time in Irish history that a government had changed without the need for a general election. The new Fine GaelLabour PartyDemocratic Left government was led by the Taoiseach John Bruton.

On that day Bruton announced to Dáil Éireann that the Government had appointed Seán Barrett, TD to the post of Minister for State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip. Also on the same day Pat Rabbitte, TD was appointed to the position of Minister of State to the Government. On 20 December 1994, the Taoiseach announced that the Government had appointed the other Ministers of State.[1]

Ministers of State of the 24th Government (20 December 1994 – 26 June 1997)[edit]

Name Office Party
Seán Barrett Government Chief Whip Fine Gael
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
Pat Rabbitte Minister of State to the Government Democratic Left
Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise and Employment
Emmet Stagg Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Energy and Communications Labour Party
Brian O'Shea Minister of State at the Department of Health Labour Party
Eithne FitzGerald Minister of State at the Office of the Tánaiste Labour Party
Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise and Employment
Joan Burton Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs Labour Party
Toddy O'Sullivan Minister of State at the Department of Tourism and Trade Labour Party
Gay Mitchell Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach Fine Gael
Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs
Bernard Allen Minister of State at the Department of Education Fine Gael
Minister of State at the Department of the Environment
Bernard Durkan Minister of State at the Department of Social Welfare Fine Gael
Jimmy Deenihan Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Fine Gael
Phil Hogan Minister of State at the Department of Finance Fine Gael
Austin Currie Minister of State at the Department of Health Fine Gael
Minister of State at the Department of Education
Minister of State at the Department of Justice
Eamon Gilmore Minister of State at the Department of the Marine Democratic Left
Liz McManus Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Democratic Left

Changes 27 January 1995[edit]

Following the enactment of the "Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1995", which raised the number of Ministers of State from 15 to 17,
the following Teachtaí Dála were appointed Ministers of State.

Name Office Party
Avril Doyle Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach Fine Gael
Minister of State at the Department of Finance
Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Energy and Communications
Donal Carey Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach Fine Gael
Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht

Changes 10 February 1995[edit]

Jim Higgins was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of Finance, following the resignation of Phil Hogan.

Changes 24 May 1995[edit]

Following the appointment of Seán Barrett as Minister for Defence and the Marine the following changes took place among the Ministers of State.

Name Office Party
Jim Higgins Government Chief Whip Fine Gael
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
Hugh Coveney Minister of State at the Department of Finance Fine Gael

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History of Government – Twenty-Seventh Dáil – Ministers of State". Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 20 November 2012.