Ireland’s new Government

Jun 29, 2020

Nearly 135 days after General Election 2020, Ireland finally has a new Government. A coalition government formed cross a historic political background of four months of lengthy negotiations, COVID-19, and Brexit, it is also being referred to as Ireland’s “greenest-government-ever”. However, the new Government now has at its hands the complex task of steering Ireland through economic turbulence and recovery. With a new Cabinet of ministers agreed upon on Saturday, Fianna Fáil party leader, Micheál Martin, will be heading it as Ireland’s new Taoiseach. A full list of the new ministerial appointments can be found below.

With Michael McGrath T.D. appointed as the new Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Chartered Accountants Ireland currently has four members elected to the 33rd Dáil. Kieran O’Donnell T.D. (FG), Peter Burke T.D. (FG), and Sean Fleming T.D. (FF) are current members of Chartered Accountants Ireland elected to the Dáil. You can also read Chartered Accountants Ireland’s member profile feature on Michael McGrath, as highlighted in the Annual Report 2019.

Minister

Department

Micheál Martin (FF)

Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar (FG)

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Eamon Ryan (Greens)

Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport

Stephen Donnelly (FF)

Minister for Health

Darragh O'Brien (FF)

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage portfolio

Barry Cowen (FF)

Minister for Agriculture and the Marine

Norma Foley (FF)

Minister for Education

Michael McGrath (FF)*

*Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform

Paschal Donohoe (FG)

Minister for Finance

Helen McEntee (FG)

Minister for Justice

Simon Coveney (FG)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence

Catherine Martin (Greens)

Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sports, and the Gaeltacht

Roderic O'Gorman (Greens)

Minister for Children, Disability Equality, and Integration

Heather Humphreys (FG)

Minister for Social Protection, Community & Rural Development, and the Islands

Simon Harris (FG)

Minister for Higher Education, Innovation and Research

Hildegarde Naughton (FG)

Minister of State at the Department of Climate Action attending Cabinet

Pippa Hackett (Greens)

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture attending Cabinet

Dara Calleary (FF)

Government Chief Whip and Minister of State attending Cabinet

Paul Gallagher

Attorney General