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Ministers of State of the 28th Dáil

On 26 June 1997, the 25th Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. The Fianna FáilProgressive Democrats was led by the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.

On that day Ahern announced to Dáil Éireann that the Government had appointed Séamus Brennan to the post of Minister for State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip. Bobby Molloy was appointed on the same date to the position of Minister of State to the Government. On 8 July 1997, the Taoiseach announced that the Government had appointed the other Ministers of State.[1]

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Ministers of State (8 July 1997 – 6 June 2002)Edit

Name Office Party
Séamus Brennan Government Chief Whip Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
Dick Roche Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil
Minister of State for European Affairs
Bobby Molloy Minister of State to the Government Progressive Democrats
Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government
Michael Smith Minister of State at the Department of Education Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Noel Davern Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food Fianna Fáil
Joe Jacob Minister of State at the Department of Public Enterprise Fianna Fáil
Frank Fahey Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children Fianna Fáil
Willie O'Dea Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science Fianna Fáil
Tom Kitt Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Fianna Fáil
Chris Flood Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation Fianna Fáil
Dan Wallace Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government Fianna Fáil
Ned O'Keeffe Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food Fianna Fáil
Hugh Byrne Minister of State at the Department of Marine and Natural Resources Fianna Fáil
Mary Wallace Minister of State at the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform Fianna Fáil
Martin Cullen Minister of State at the Department of Finance Fianna Fáil
Éamon Ó Cuív Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands Fianna Fáil
Liz O'Donnell Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs Progressive Democrats
Tom Moffatt Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children Fianna Fáil

Changes 9 October 1997Edit

Noel Treacy is appointed Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science and Minister of State at the
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, following the appointment of Michael Smith to the position of Minister
for Defence on the previous day.

Changes 21 January 1998Edit

Frank Fahey is appointed to the position of Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science and
Minister of State at the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. He retained his existing post as Minister of State
at the Department of Health and Children.

Changes 1 February 2000Edit

Changes following the resignation of Chris Flood and the appointment of Frank Fahey as Minister for the Marine and
Natural Resources.

Name Office Party
Eoin Ryan Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation Fianna Fáil
Mary Hanafin Minister of State at the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform Fianna Fáil

Changes 19 February 2001Edit

Changes following the resignation of Ned O'Keeffe two days earlier.

Name Office Party
Éamon Ó Cuív Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Fianna Fáil
Mary Coughlan Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands Fianna Fáil

Changes 11 April 2002Edit

Liz O'Donnell was appointed Minister of State to the Government in addition to her existing post as Minister of State at
the Department of Foreign Affairs, following the resignation of Bobby Molloy two days earlier. She did not take over
Molloy's post at the Department of the Environment and Local Government.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of Government – Twenty-Eighth Dáil – Ministers of State". Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 20 November 2012.