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Confirmed: Simon Harris is junior finance minister, Joe Costello sent to backbenches

The full line-up of junior ministers has now been confirmed, with the Dáil’s youngest TD Simon Harris taking the highest profile job… and a number of familiar faces being demoted.

Source: Hugh O'Connell/YouTube

THE GOVERNMENT HAS confirmed its new line-up of junior ministers.

It follows Friday’s Cabinet reshuffle, which saw a number of Ministers of State promoted to the front bench.

A number of familiar figures are also being dropped.

The new ministers — and those being demoted from the ranks — have been finding out their fate throughout the morning…

And the full line-up was confirmed by the Government just before 1.40pm this afternoon:

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The full line-up of junior ministers, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton. [Hugh O'Connell]

PROMOTED

Simon Harris (FG) – Minister of State at the Departments of Finance PER and Taoiseach with Special Responsibility for the OPW, Public procurement, and International Banking (incl IFSC)

Ann Phelan (L) – MoS at the Departments of Agriculture, Food and Marine and Transport, Tourism and Sport with Special Responsibility for Rural Economic Development (implementation of the CEDRA Report) and rural transport

Paudie Coffey (FG) – MoS at the Department of the Environment with Special Responsibility for Housing, Planning and Coordination of the Construction 2020 Strategy

Kevin Humphreys (L) – MoS at the Department of Social Protection with Special Responsibility for Activation

Dara Murphy (FG) – MoS at the Departments of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs Natural Resources with Special Responsibility for European Affairs and Data Protection

Aodhan Ó Riordain (L) – MoS at the Departments of Justice and Equality and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht With Special Responsibility for Equality, New Communities and Culture

Damien English (FG) – MoS at the Departments of Education and Skills and Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation with Special Responsibility for Skills, Research and Innovation

Joe McHugh (FG) – MoS at the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with Special Responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources

MOVING

Sean Sherlock (L) – Moving to become MoS at the Department of Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for ODA, Trade Promotion and North South cooperation

STAYING PUT

Kathleen Lynch (L) – MoS at the Department of Health With Special Responsibility for Primary Care, Mental Health and Disability

Tom Hayes (FG) – MoS at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine With Special Responsibility for Food, Forestry Horticulture and Food Safety

Michael Ring (FG) – MoS at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with Special Responsibility for Tourism and Sport

CONFIRMED ON FRIDAY

Jimmy Deenihan (FG) – Demoted to MoS at the Departments of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for the Diaspora

Ged Nash (L) – Super-Junior: Minister for Business and Employment (at D/Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation) With Special responsibility for small business and collective bargaining

DROPPED

Joe Costello (L) – Gone from Dept of Foreign Affairs

Ciaran Cannon (FG) – Gone from Dept of Education

Fergus O’Dowd (FG) – Gone as Minister of State for NewEra

John Perry (FG) – Gone as Small Business Minister

Dinny McGinley (FG) – Gone as Gaeltacht Minister

Reporting from Hugh O’Connell

Originally published 1:30pm

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