Minister of State at the Department of Transport

The Minister of State at the Department of Transport is a junior ministerial post in the Department of Transport of the Government of Ireland who may perform functions delegated by the Minister for Transport. A Minister of State does not hold cabinet rank.

The Department of Transport and Power was created in 1959; in 1984, as the Department of Transport, it was abolished and its functions were transferred to the Department of Communications. The Department of the Public Service was created in 1973; in 1987, its original functions were transferred to the Department of Finance, and it is the legal predecessor of the current Department of Transport. For this reason, the lists below show overlapping departments.

The current Minister of State is Hildegarde Naughton, TD who was appointed in 2020.[1] Naughton is also Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.

List of Parliamentary SecretariesEdit

Department of Transport and Power 1959–1977Edit

Name Term of office Party Government
Patrick Lalor 16 November 1966 2 July 1969 FF 12th[2]

Department of Tourism and Transport 1977–1978Edit

Name Term of office Party Government
Tom Fitzpatrick 5 July 1977 1 January 1978 FF 15th[3]

Department of the Public Service 1973–1978Edit

Name Term of office Party Government
Patrick J. Reynolds 17 December 1976 25 May 1977 FG 14th[4]

List of Ministers of StateEdit

Department of Tourism and Transport 1978–1980Edit

Name Term of office Party Responsibilities Government
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 1 January 1978 11 December 1979 FF 15th[5]

Department of Transport 1980–1984Edit

Name Term of office Party Responsibilities Government
Pádraig Flynn 25 March 1980 30 June 1981 FF 16th[6]
Terry Leyden 23 March 1982 14 December 1982 FF 18th[7]
John Donnellan 16 December 1982 15 December 1983 FG 19th[8]

Department of the Public Service 1978–1987Edit

Name Term of office Party Responsibilities Government
Ray MacSharry 1 January 1978 11 December 1979 FF 15th[5][9]
Seán Calleary 12 December 1979 30 June 1981 FF 16th[10]
Jim O'Keeffe 13 February 1986 10 March 1987 FG 19th[11]

Department of Tourism and Transport 1987–1991Edit

Name Term of office Party Responsibilities Government
Denis Lyons 31 March 1987 12 July 1989 FF Tourism 20th[12]
19 July 1989 7 February 1991 21st[13][14]
Frank Fahey 26 September 1989 7 February 1991 FF

Department of Tourism, Transport and Communications 1991–1993Edit

Name Term of office Party Responsibilities Government
Denis Lyons 7 February 1991 11 February 1992 FF Tourism 21st
Frank Fahey 7 February 1991 11 February 1992 FF
Brendan Kenneally 13 February 1992 12 January 1993 FF 22nd[15]

Department of Transport, Energy and Communication 1993–1997Edit

Name Term of office Party Responsibilities Government
Noel Treacy 14 January 1993 15 December 1994 FF Energy 23rd[16]
Emmet Stagg 20 December 1994 26 June 1997 Labour 24th[17][18]
Avril Doyle 27 January 1995 26 June 1997 FG Consumers of Public Services

Department of Public Enterprise 1997–2002Edit

Name Term of office Party Responsibilities Government
Joe Jacob 8 July 1997 6 June 2002 FF Energy 25th[19]

Department of Transport 2002–2011Edit

Name Term of office Party Responsibilities Government
Jim McDaid 18 June 2002 5 October 2004 FF Road Traffic and Road Haulage 26th[20][21]
Ivor Callely 29 September 2004 14 June 2007 FF Traffic Management, Road Haulage and the Irish Aviation Authority
Noel Ahern 13 May 2008 22 April 2009 FF Road Safety 28th[22][23]
Ciarán Cuffe 23 March 2010 23 January 2011 Green Sustainable Travel and Planning

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport 2011–2020Edit

Name Term of office Party Responsibilities Government
Michael Ring 10 March 2011 14 June 2017 FG Tourism and Sport 29th
Alan Kelly 10 March 2011 11 July 2014 Labour Public and Commuter Transport
Ann Phelan 15 July 2014 6 May 2016 Labour Rural Transport
Patrick O'Donovan 19 May 2016 14 June 2017 FG Tourism and Sport 30th[24]
Brendan Griffin 20 June 2017 27 June 2020 FG Tourism and Sport 31st[25]

Department of Transport 2020–presentEdit

Name Term of office Party Responsibilities Government
Hildegarde Naughton 27 June 2020 Incumbent FG International and Road Transport and Logistics 32nd[26]

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