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New ministers in Finance, Justice, Housing: This is Leo Varadkar's Cabinet

Paschal Donohoe takes over in Finance, and Frances Fitzgerald moves from Justice.

LEO GETS SEAL OF OFFICE 758A1948_90514854 Leo Varadkar at the Áras today to accept his seal of office. Source: Rollingnews.ie

NEW TAOISEACH LEO Varadkar has confirming his new Cabinet to the Dáil this evening.

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald moves from Justice to take over at Enterprise and Innovation – but will remain as Tánaiste.

Charlie Flanagan moves into the Department of Justice – with Simon Coveney taking over at Foreign Affairs. The Cork TD, who ran against the new Taoiseach for the Fine Gael leadership, will also take on a special responsibility for Brexit negotiations.

Mary Mitchell O’Connor – formerly the Minister for Jobs and Enterprise – has been demoted, and becomes a ‘super’ junior minister.

Below is the list of full ministers and junior ministers who are entitled to attend Cabinet meetings.

The new ranks of junior ministers will be announced next week – most likely on Tuesday.

Department of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure & Reform: Paschal Donohoe (promotion)

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Department of Justice & Equality: Charlie Flanagan (moving from Foreign Affairs)

CABINET Source: Sam Boal

Department of Enterprise & Innovation: Frances Fitzgerald (moving from Justice)

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Department of Employment & Social Protection: Regina Doherty (was formerly Chief Whip)


Department of Education & Skills: Richard Bruton (no change)

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Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government: Eoghan Murphy (promoted to Cabinet)

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Department of Children & Youth Affairs: Katherine Zappone (no change)

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Department of Health: Simon Harris (no change)

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Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade – with special responsibility for Brexit: Simon Coveney (was formerly at Housing)

CABINET Source: Sam Boal

A new Department of Culture: Heather Humphreys (her previous department is being split – see below)

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A new Department of Community & Rural Affairs: Michael Ring (new department)

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Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine: Michael Creed (no change)


Department of the Transport, Tourism & Sport: Shane Ross (no change)

drug testing Source: Sam Boal

Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment: Denis Naughten (no change)

NAUGHTON Source: Sam Boal

Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Culture with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands: Joe McHugh (promotion)

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Minister of State at the Department of Education with special responsibility for Higher Education: Mary Mitchell O’Connor (demotion)

File Photo Mary Mitchell O Connor declares support for Leo Varadkar in Leadership race. End. Source: Eamonn Farrell

Minister of State (Defence): Paul Kehoe (no change)

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Minister of State (Disability Issues): Finian McGrath (no change)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny resigns. Source: Sam Boal

Related: As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach >

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