Sinn Féin Front Bench

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Sinn Féin is the third-largest political party in the Oireachtas. The Sinn Féin leader appoints a team of TDs and Senators to speak for the party on different issues. Their areas of responsibility broadly correspond to those of Government ministers.

Sinn Féin Front Bench 2016–Present[edit]

Dáil Éireann[edit]

Front Bench spokespersons[edit]

Portfolio [1] Name
Leader of Sinn Féin,
shadowing An Taoiseach
Northern Ireland
Gerry Adams TD
Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin,
shadowing An Tánaiste
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (All-Ireland)
Mary Lou McDonald TD
Chief Whip
Defence
Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD
Agriculture, Food and the Marine Martin Kenny TD
Children and Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD
Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources Brian Stanley TD
Disability Rights and Older People Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD
Education and Skills Carol Nolan TD
Finance Pearse Doherty TD
Foreign Affairs and Trade
European Union and the Diaspora
Seán Crowe TD
Health Louise O'Reilly TD
Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoin Ó Broin TD
Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Maurice Quinlivan TD
Justice and Equality
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Jonathan O'Brien TD
Public Expenditure and Reform
Workers' Rights (All-Ireland)
David Cullinane TD
Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht Peadar Tóibín TD
Social Protection John Brady TD
Transport, Tourism and Sport
Urban Renewal
Imelda Munster TD

Junior spokespersons[edit]

Portfolio Name
Deputy Whip
Social Protection
Denise Mitchell TD
Agriculture, Food and the Marine
(with special responsibility for Fisheres and the Marine)
Martin Ferris TD
Children and Youth Affairs
(with special responsibility for Childcare)
Kathleen Funchion TD
Housing, Planning and Local Government Dessie Ellis TD
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Pat Buckley TD

Seanad Éireann[edit]

Portfolio Name
Seanad Group Leader
Rural Ireland
Senator Rose Conway-Walsh
Seanad Whip
Workers' Rights and Collective Bargaining
Senator Paul Gavan
An Gaeilge and the Diaspora
Housing
Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht
Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh
Health and Wellbeing Senator Máire Devine
Jobs and the Economy Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn
North/South Integration Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile
Youth, Arts and LGBT Rights Senator Fintan Warfield

Sinn Féin frontbench 2011 - 2016[edit]

Portfolio Spokesperson[2][3][4]
Party Leader Gerry Adams
Deputy Leader,
Public Expenditure and Reform
Mary Lou McDonald
Social Protection and Party whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh
Finance Pearse Doherty
Health and Children Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
Foreign Affairs and Trade Seán Crowe
Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Gaeltacht Affairs Peadar Tóibín
Justice, Equality and Defence Pádraig Mac Lochlainn
Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Michael Colreavy
Education and Skills Jonathan O'Brien
Environment, Community and Local Government Brian Stanley
Agriculture, Food and the Marine Martin Ferris
Transport and Housing Dessie Ellis
Arts, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Sandra McLellan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sinn Féin announces spokesperson reshuffle for 32nd Dáil". Newstalk. 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "SF unveils shadow portfolios". The Irish Times. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Gerry Adams announces reshuffle of Sinn Fein front bench". RTÉ News. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sinn Fein leader announces reshuffle". Sinn Féin website. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012.