Dara Calleary Appointed as Minister of State
The Government on the nomination of the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD, has appointed Dara Calleary as Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.
Minister Calleary has represented Mayo in Dail Éireann since the 2007 general election, and served in a number of roles in Government in the past.
He was previously a Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment from 2009 to 2011, as well as Minister of State at the Department of Taoiseach.
Dara also served as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, the Irish language and Sport.
Welcoming the appointment, the Taoiseach said:
“Dara brings considerable experience to this role, having already served in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.
“A professional and diligent worker, I have no doubt Dara will hit the ground running, in helping indigenous Irish companies face the significant challenges and opportunities ahead, as well as overseeing important legislative reforms of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.”