Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora

The Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora is a junior ministerial post in the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Ireland.

The minister works together with the senior minister in this department and had special responsibility for all overseas aid affairs, and the Irish diaspora. The Minister of State does not hold cabinet rank. The position has been abolished and re-established on numerous occasions.

The current incumbent is Colm Brophy, TD who was appointed in July 2020.

List of office-holdersEdit

Minister of State for Overseas Development 1993–2011Edit

No. Name Term of office Party
1. Tom Kitt (1st time) 14 January 1993 15 December 1994 Fianna Fáil
2. Joan Burton 20 December 1994 26 June 1997 Labour Party
3. Liz O'Donnell 8 July 1997 6 June 2002 Progressive Democrats
Tom Kitt (2nd time) 19 June 2002 29 September 2004 Fianna Fáil
4. Conor Lenihan 29 September 2004 20 June 2007 Fianna Fáil
5. Michael Kitt 20 June 2007 13 May 2008 Fianna Fáil
6. Peter Power 13 May 2008 9 March 2011 Fianna Fáil

Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance, Trade Promotion and North/South Cooperation 2014–2016Edit

No. Name Term of office Party
7. Seán Sherlock 15 July 2014 6 May 2016 Labour Party

Minister of State for Diaspora and Overseas Development 2016–2017Edit

No. Name Term of office Party
8. Joe McHugh 19 May 2016 16 June 2017 Fine Gael

Minister of State for Diaspora and International Development 2017–2020Edit

No. Name Term of office Party
9. Ciarán Cannon 20 June 2017 27 June 2020 Fine Gael

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora 2020–presentEdit

No. Name Term of office Party
10. Colm Brophy 1 July 2020 Incumbent Fine Gael

See alsoEdit