Ministers of State of the 26th Dáil

Ministers of State of the 21st Government (19 July 1989 – 11 February 1992)Edit

On 12 July 1989, Charles Haughey was appointed as Taoiseach by the president and proposed the members of the 21st Government of Ireland, a coalition of Fianna FáilProgressive Democrats, which was approved by Dáil Éireann for appointment by the president. On that day Haughey announced to the Dáil Éireann that the Government would appoint Vincent Brady, TD to the post of Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip.[1] On 19 July 1989, the Taoiseach appointed the other Ministers of State.[2]

Name Office Party
Vincent Brady Government Chief Whip Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil
Brendan Daly Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Finance
(with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works)
Noel Treacy Minister of State at the Department of Health Fianna Fáil
Seán Calleary Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs Fianna Fáil
Michael Smith Minister of State at the Department of Industry and Commerce Fianna Fáil
Terry Leyden Minister of State at the Department of Industry and Commerce Fianna Fáil
Liam Aylward Minister of State at the Department of Energy Fianna Fáil
Denis Lyons Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Transport and Communications Fianna Fáil
Ger Connolly Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Fianna Fáil
Mary Harney Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Progressive Democrats
Joe Walsh Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food Fianna Fáil
Séamus Kirk Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food Fianna Fáil
Michael J. Noonan Minister of State at the Department of the Marine Fianna Fáil
Frank Fahey Minister of State at the Department of Education Fianna Fáil
Pat "the Cope" Gallagher Minister of State at the Department of the Gaeltacht Fianna Fáil

Changes 26 September 1989Edit

Frank Fahey was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Transport and Communications. He retained his
existing post.

Changes 6 February 1991Edit

Changes following the appointment of Brendan Daly as Minister for Defence.[3]

Name Office Party
Vincent Brady Minister of State at the Department of Finance
(with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works)[4]
Fianna Fáil
Noel Treacy Minister of State at the Department of Justice Fianna Fáil
Chris Flood Minister of State at the Department of Health Fianna Fáil

Changes 15 November 1991Edit

Changes following the resignations of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Noel Treacy and Michael Smith, and the appointment of
Vincent Brady as Minister for Defence.[5]

Name Office Party
Dermot Ahern Government Chief Whip Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
John O'Donoghue Minister of State at the Department of Finance
(with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works)
Fianna Fáil
Michael P. Kitt Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach
(with special responsibilities for EEC matters and Government policy)
Fianna Fáil

Ministers of State of the 22nd Government (13 February 1992 – 12 January 1993)Edit

On 11 February 1992, Albert Reynolds was appointed as Taoiseach by the president and proposed the members of the 22nd Government of Ireland, a coalition of Fianna FáilProgressive Democrats, which was approved by Dáil Éireann for appointment by the president. On that day Reynolds announced to the Dáil Éireann that the Government would appoint Noel Dempsey, TD to the post of Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip, and Mary Harney as Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, (with special responsibility for the office for the Protection of the Environment).[6] On 13 February 1992, the Taoiseach appointed the other Ministers of State.[7]

Name Office Party
Noel Dempsey Government Chief Whip Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
Noel Treacy Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Finance
(with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works)
Tom Kitt Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil
Brendan Daly Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs Fianna Fáil
Mary O'Rourke Minister of State at the Department of Industry and Commerce Fianna Fáil
Michael Ahern Minister of State at the Department of Industry and Commerce Fianna Fáil
Willie O'Dea Minister of State at the Department of Justice Fianna Fáil
Brendan Kenneally Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Transport and Communications Fianna Fáil
Dan Wallace Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Fianna Fáil
Mary Harney Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Progressive Democrats
John Browne Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Fianna Fáil
Liam Hyland Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food Fianna Fáil
Pat "the Cope" Gallagher Minister of State at the Department of the Marine Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of the Gaeltacht
Liam Aylward Minister of State at the Department of Education Fianna Fáil
Chris Flood Minister of State at the Department of Health Fianna Fáil

Change 4 November 1992Edit

Mary Harney resigned when the Progressive Democrats left government.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Wednesday, 12 Jul 1989: Appointment of Taoiseach and Nomination of Members of Government". Houses of the Oireachtas. 12 July 1989. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 20 July 1989: Appointment of Ministers of State". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Wednesday, 6 February 1991: Appointment of Member of Government: Statement". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  4. ^ Brady also retained his existing junior ministries.
  5. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Friday, 15 November 1991: Ministers of State: Announcement by Taoiseach". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Tuesday, 11 February 1992: Nomination of Members of Government". Houses of the Oireachtas. 11 February 1992. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 13 February 1992: Members of Government and Ministers of State: Announcement by Taoiseach". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 5 Nov 1993: Private Business. - Ministerial Changes: Statement". Houses of the Oireachtas. 5 November 1992. Retrieved 10 August 2019.