Ministers of State of the 32nd Dáil

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This is a list of Ministers of State of the 32nd Dáil. On 6 May 2016, the 30th Government of Ireland was nominated by Dáil Éireann on the advice of the Taoiseach, and then appointed by the President. The Fine GaelIndependent coalition was led by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny. At this time, Kenny also announced to the Dáil that he would appoint Regina Doherty, TD to the post of Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip, Paul Kehoe as Minister of State at the Department of Defence and Finian McGrath, TD to the position of Minister of State for Disability.[1]

On 19 May 2016, the appointment of 15 other ministers of state were announced.[2][3]

Ministers of State of the 30th Government (6 May 2016 – 14 June 2017)[edit]

Name Responsibility Department(s) Party Term
Regina Doherty Government Chief Whip Taoiseach Fine Gael 2016–17
Paul Kehoe Defence Taoiseach
Defence
Fine Gael 2016–17
Finian McGrath Disability Issues Health
Justice and Equality
Social Protection
Independent 2016–17
Seán Kyne Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Fine Gael 2016–17
Damien English Housing and Urban Renewal Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Fine Gael 2016–17
Dara Murphy European Affairs, Data Protection
and the EU Single Digital Market
Taoiseach
Foreign Affairs and Trade
Justice and Equality
Fine Gael 2016–17
Eoghan Murphy Financial Services, eGovernment
and Public Procurement
Finance
Public Expenditure and Reform
Fine Gael 2016–17
Patrick O'Donovan Tourism and Sport Transport, Tourism and Sport Fine Gael 2016–17
Andrew Doyle Food, Forestry and Horticulture Agriculture, Food and the Marine Fine Gael 2016–17
Pat Breen Employment and Small Business Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Fine Gael 2016–17
John Halligan Training and Skills Education and Skills
Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Independent 2016–17
Helen McEntee Mental Health and Older People Health Fine Gael 2016–17
Marcella Corcoran Kennedy Health Promotion Health Fine Gael 2016–17
David Stanton Equality, Immigration, and Integration Justice and Equality Fine Gael 2016–17
Seán Canney Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Public Expenditure and Reform Independent 2016–17
Joe McHugh Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid Taoiseach
Foreign Affairs and Trade
Fine Gael 2016–17
Michael Ring Regional Economic Development Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Fine Gael 2016–17
Catherine Byrne Communities and the National Drugs Strategy Health
Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
Fine Gael 2016–17

3 June 2017[edit]

Changes in accordance with shared ministry deal between Kevin "Boxer" Moran and Seán Canney[4]

Kevin "Boxer" Moran Office of Public Works
and Flood Relief
Public Expenditure and Reform Independent 2017

Ministers of State of the 31st Government (14 June 2017 – present)[edit]

At this time, Varadker also announced to the Dáil that he would appoint Joe McHugh, as Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Mary Mitchell O'Connor as Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills with responsibility for higher education, Paul Kehoe as Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Defence with special responsibility for defence, and Finian McGrath as Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection, the Department of Justice and Equality, and the Department of Health with special responsibility for disability issues.[5]

On 20 June 2017, the appointment other ministers of state were announced.[6]

Name Responsibility Department(s) Party Term
Joe McHugh Government Chief Whip and
Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands
Taoiseach
Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Fine Gael 2017–18
Mary Mitchell O'Connor Higher Education Education and Skills Fine Gael 2017–present
Paul Kehoe Defence Taoiseach
Defence
Fine Gael 2017–present
Finian McGrath Disability Issues Health
Justice and Equality
Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Independent 2017–present
Helen McEntee European Affairs Foreign Affairs and Trade Fine Gael 2017–present
Patrick O'Donovan Public Procurement,
Open Government
and eGovernment
Finance
Public Expenditure and Reform
Fine Gael 2017–present
Michael D'Arcy Financial Services and Insurance Finance
Public Expenditure and Reform
Fine Gael 2017–present
Ciarán Cannon Diaspora and International Development Foreign Affairs and Trade Fine Gael 2017–present
Jim Daly Mental Health and Older People Health Fine Gael 2017–present
Brendan Griffin Tourism and Sport Transport, Tourism and Sport Fine Gael 2017–present
John Paul Phelan Local Government and Electoral Reform Housing, Planning and Local Government Fine Gael 2017–present
Catherine Byrne Health Promotion and
National Drugs Strategy
Health Fine Gael 2017–present
Pat Breen Trade, Employment, Business,
EU Digital Single Market
and Data Protection
Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Taoiseach
Justice and Equality
Fine Gael 2017–present
Seán Kyne Natural Resources,
Community Affairs
and Digital Development
Rural and Community Development
Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Fine Gael 2017–18
John Halligan Training, Skills, Innovation,
Research and Development
Education and Skills
Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Independent 2017–present
Andrew Doyle Food, Forestry and Horticulture Agriculture, Food and the Marine Fine Gael 2017–present
Damien English Housing and Urban Development Housing, Planning and Local Government Fine Gael 2017–present
Kevin "Boxer" Moran Office of Public Works
and Flood Relief
Public Expenditure and Reform Independent 2017–present
David Stanton Equality, Immigration and Integration Justice and Equality Fine Gael 2017–present

16 October 2018[edit]

Changes after Joe McHugh appointed to Cabinet.[7]

Seán Kyne Government Chief Whip and
Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands
Taoiseach
Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Fine Gael 2018–present
Seán Canney Natural Resources,
Community Affairs
and Digital Development
Rural and Community Development
Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Independent 2018–present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Friday, 6 May 2016: Appointment of Taoiseach and Nomination of Members of Government: Motion". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 19 May 2016: Appointment of Ministers of State". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Taoiseach announces Ministers of state". Merrion Street Irish Government Press Site. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Moran takes up ministerial role in coin-flip deal". 3 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Wednesday, 14 June 2017: Appointment of Taoiseach and Nomination of Members of Government: Motion". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Tuesday, 20 June 2017: Appointment of Members of Government and Ministers of State". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018: Nomination of Government Member: Motion". Houses of the Oireachtas. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2019.

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