Published on Thursday 10th March 2011

Government appoints Ministers of State

The Government at its meeting today, on the nomination of the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, appointed Ministers of State and assigned them to Departments with the particular areas of responsibility set out below:

Government Chief Whip & Defence – Department of Taoiseach & Department of Defence  Paul Kehoe TD

Housing & Planning – Department of Environment, Community & Local Government  Willie Penrose TD

Gaeltacht Affairs – Department of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Affairs  Dinny McGinley TD

 Primary Care – Department of Health  Roisin Shortall TD

 
Small Business – Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation  John Perry TD

 
Tourism & Sport – Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport  Michael Ring TD

 
Trade & Development – Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade  Jan O’Sullivan TD

Disability, Equality & Mental Health – Department of Health & Department of Justice, Equality & Defence  Kathleen Lynch TD

 
NewEra Project – Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources & Department of Environment, Community & Local Government Fergus O’Dowd TD

 
Public Service Reform & OPW – Department of Public Expenditure & Reform & Department of Finance  Brian Hayes TD

 
Food, Horticulture & Food Safety – Department of Agriculture, Marine & Food  Shane McEntee TD

 
European Affairs – Department of the Taoiseach & Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade  Lucinda Creighton TD

 
Research & Innovation – Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation & Department of Education & Skills  Sean Sherlock TD

 
Training & Skills – Department of Education & Skills  Ciaran Cannon TD
Public & Commuter Transport – Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport  Alan Kelly TD

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