Published on Wednesday 9th March 2011

Taoiseach names new Cabinet

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has named his new Cabinet to the Dáil.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny announcing his Cabinet to the Dáil this afternoon

The Taoiseach has nominated the following persons for appointment by the President;

Eamon Gilmore as Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Michael Noonan as Minister for Finance

Ruairí Quinn as Minister for Education and Skills

Brendan Howlin as Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform

Richard Bruton as Minister Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation

Joan Burton as Minister for Social Protection

Jimmy Deenihan as Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs

Pat Rabbitte as Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Phil Hogan as Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government

Alan Shatter as Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence

Simon Coveney as Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food

Frances Fitzgerald as Minister for Children

Dr. James Reilly as Minister for Health

Dr. Leo Varadkar as Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport

The Taoiseach has also nominated Marie Whelan, Senior Counsel as Attorney General to be appointed by President McAleese

And Paul Kehoe has been named as the Government Chief Whip and Willie Penrose has been named Minister of State Designate for Housing and Planning.

You can view the nominations and the Taoiseach’s speech below

You can read Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s speech on the nomination of ministers to receive seals of office from President Mary McAleese.

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