Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage (Irish: An tAire Tithíochta, Rialtais Áitiúil agus Oidhreachta) is the senior minister at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in the Government of Ireland.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage
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Incumbent
Darragh O'Brien

since 27 June 2020
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Member of
Reports toTaoiseach
SeatThe Custom House,
Dublin, Ireland
AppointerPresident of Ireland on the nomination of the Taoiseach
Inaugural holderW. T. Cosgrave as Minister for Local Government
Formation2 April 1919
WebsiteDepartment of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

The current Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage is Darragh O'Brien, TD.

He is assisted by two Ministers of State:[1][2]

  • Malcolm Noonan, TD, Minister of State, with special responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform;[3] and
  • Peter Burke, TD, Minister of State, with special responsibility for Local Government and Planning.[4]

OverviewEdit

 
The Custom House, Dublin, is the headquarters of the Department.

The Minister is responsible for, among other matters:

List of office-holdersEdit

  Denotes acting Minister

Minister for Local Government 1919–1924Edit

No. Name Term of office Party Government(s)[a]
1 W. T. Cosgrave 2 April 1919 9 September 1922 Sinn Féin 2nd DM · 3rd DM · 4th DM · 1st PG
2 Ernest Blythe 30 August 1922 15 October 1923 Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) 2nd PG · 5th DM · 1st EC · 2nd EC
3 Séamus Burke 15 October 1923 2 June 1924 Cumann na nGaedheal 2nd EC

Minister for Local Government and Public Health 1924–1947Edit

No. Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Séamus Burke 2 June 1924 23 June 1927 Cumann na nGaedheal 2nd EC
4 Richard Mulcahy 23 June 1927 9 March 1932 Cumann na nGaedheal 3rd EC · 4th EC · 5th EC
5 Seán T. O'Kelly 9 March 1932 8 September 1939 Fianna Fáil 6th EC · 7th EC · 8th EC · 1st · 2nd
6 P. J. Ruttledge 8 September 1939 14 August 1941 Fianna Fáil 2nd
7 Éamon de Valera (acting) 15 August 1941 18 August 1941 Fianna Fáil 2nd
8 Seán MacEntee 18 August 1941 22 January 1947 Fianna Fáil 2nd · 3rd · 4th

Minister for Local Government 1947–1977Edit

No. Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Seán MacEntee 22 January 1947 18 February 1948 Fianna Fáil 4th
9 Timothy J. Murphy 18 February 1948 29 April 1949 Labour 5th
10 William Norton (acting) 3 May 1949 11 May 1949 Labour 5th
11 Michael Keyes 11 May 1949 13 June 1951 Labour 5th
12 Paddy Smith (1st time) 13 June 1951 2 June 1954 Fianna Fáil 6th
13 Patrick O'Donnell 2 June 1954 20 March 1957 Fine Gael 7th
Paddy Smith (2nd time) 20 March 1957 27 November 1957 Fianna Fáil 8th
14 Neil Blaney 27 November 1957 10 November 1966 Fianna Fáil 8th · 9th · 10th · 11th
15 Kevin Boland 10 November 1966 7 May 1970 Fianna Fáil 12th · 13th
16 Bobby Molloy 9 May 1970 14 March 1973 Fianna Fáil 13th
17 James Tully 14 March 1973 5 July 1977 Labour 14th
18 Sylvester Barrett 5 July 1977 16 August 1977 Fianna Fáil 15th

Minister for the Environment 1977–1997Edit

No. Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Sylvester Barrett 16 August 1977 15 October 1980 Fianna Fáil 15th · 16th
19 Ray Burke (1st time) 15 October 1980 30 June 1981 Fianna Fáil 16th
20 Peter Barry 30 June 1981 9 March 1982 Fine Gael 17th
Ray Burke (2nd time) 9 March 1982 14 December 1982 Fianna Fáil 18th
21 Dick Spring 14 December 1982 13 December 1983 Labour 19th
22 Liam Kavanagh 13 December 1983 14 February 1986 Labour 19th
23 John Boland 14 February 1986 10 March 1987 Fine Gael 19th
24 Pádraig Flynn 10 March 1987 8 November 1991 Fianna Fáil 20th · 21st
25 John Wilson (acting) 8 November 1991 14 November 1991 Fianna Fáil 21st
26 Rory O'Hanlon 14 November 1991 14 February 1992 Fianna Fáil 21st
27 Michael Smith 14 February 1992 14 December 1994 Fianna Fáil 22nd · 23rd
28 Brendan Howlin 14 December 1994 26 June 1997 Labour 24th
29 Noel Dempsey 26 June 1997 22 July 1997 Fianna Fáil 25th

Minister for Environment and Local Government 1997–2002Edit

No. Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Noel Dempsey 22 July 1997 6 June 2002 Fianna Fáil 25th
30 Martin Cullen 6 June 2002 10 June 2003 Fianna Fáil 26th

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government 2002–2011Edit

No. Name Entered Office Left Office Party Government(s)
Martin Cullen 10 June 2003 29 September 2004 Fianna Fáil 26th
31 Dick Roche 29 September 2004 14 June 2007 Fianna Fáil 26th
32 John Gormley 14 June 2007 23 January 2011 Green 27th · 28th
33 Éamon Ó Cuív 23 January 2011 9 March 2011 Fianna Fáil 28th
34 Phil Hogan 9 March 2011 2 May 2011 Fine Gael 29th

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government 2011–2016Edit

No. Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Phil Hogan 2 May 2011 11 July 2014 Fine Gael 29th
35 Alan Kelly 11 July 2014 6 May 2016 Labour 29th
36 Simon Coveney 6 May 2016 23 July 2016 Fine Gael 30th

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government 2016–2017Edit

No. Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Simon Coveney 23 July 2016 14 June 2017 Fine Gael 30th
37 Eoghan Murphy 14 June 2017 1 August 2017 Fine Gael 31st

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government 2017–2020Edit

No. Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Eoghan Murphy 1 August 2017 27 June 2020 Fine Gael 31st
38 Darragh O'Brien 27 June 2020 30 September 2020 Fianna Fáil 32nd

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage 2020–presentEdit

No. Name Term of office Party Government(s)
Darragh O'Brien 30 September 2020 Incumbent Fianna Fáil 32nd
Notes
  1. ^ Before 1937: DM – Dáil Ministry; PG – Provisional Government; EC – Executive Council.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Ministers and Ministers of State", Government of Ireland, retrieved 4 August 2020
  2. ^ "Who We Are". Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Housing, Local Government and Heritage (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 2020" (PDF). 22 December 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Housing, Local Government and Heritage (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) Order 2020". 24 November 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.

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