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Members of the Government (Ministers)
29th Dáil

The Taoiseach and Ministers were appointed on 6 June 2002.
Ministers of State were appointed on 6 June 2002 and 19 June 2002.

See also Members of the Government as at 13 September 2006


Bertie Ahern TD
Parthalán Ó hEachthairn TD
Taoiseach (Prime Minister)
Mary Harney TD
Máire Ní Áirne TD
Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Michael Smith TD
Micheál Mac Gabhann TD
Minister for Defence
Joe Walsh TD
Seosamh Breathnach TD
Minister for Agriculture and Food
Charlie McCreevy TD
Cathal Mac Riabhaigh TD
Minister for Finance
Brian Cowen TD
Brian Ó Comhain TD
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Noel Dempsey TD
Nollaig Ó Díomasaigh TD
Minister for Education & Science
Dermot Ahern TD
Diarmuid Ó Eachthairn TD
Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources
John O'Donoghue TD
Seán Ó Donnchú TD
Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism
Micheál Martin TD
Micheál Ó Máirtín TD
Minister for Health & Children
Seamus Brennan TD
Séamus Ó Braonáin TD
Minister for Transport
Michael McDowell TD
Micheál Mac Dubhghaill TD
Minister for Justice, Equality & Law Reform
Martin Cullen TD
Máirtín Ó Cuilinn TD
Minster for the Environment and Local Government
Eamon Ó Cuiv TD
Éamon Ó Cúiv TD
Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
Mary Coughlan TD
Máire Ní Chochláinn TD
Minister for Social and Family Affairs

Ministers of State


Mary Hanafin TD
Máire Ní Ainifín TD

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip, and for the Information Society, and at the Department of Defence
Dick Roche TD
Risteard de Roiste TD
Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and at the Department of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for European Affairs
Síle de Valera TD
Síle de Valera TD
Minister of State at the Department of Education & Science with special responsibility for adult education, youth affairs and educational disadvantage
James McDaid TD
Séamus MacDaibhéead TD
Minister of State at the Department of Transport with special responsibility for road traffic including road haulage
Frank Fahey TD
Proinsias O Fathaigh TD
Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment with special responsibility for labour affairs including training
Noel Treacy TD
Nollaig Ó Treasaigh TD
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food with special responsibility for food and horticulture
Willie O'Dea TD
Liam Ó Deaghaidh TD
Minister of State at the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform with special responsibility for equality issues including disability Issues
Tom Kitt TD
Tomás Ó Ceit TD
Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs with special responsibility for overseas development and human rights
Pat the Cope Gallagher TD
Pádraigh Ó Gallchóir Cope TD
Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government
Liam Aylward TD
Liam Aighleart TD

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food, with special responsibility for animal health and welfare and customer service
John Browne TD
Seán de Brún TD
Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Marine & Natural Resources
Michael Ahern TD
Micheál Ó hEachthigheirn TD

Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, with special responsibility for trade and commerce
Ivor Callely TD
Ivor MacAlaigh TD
Minister of State at the Department of Health & Children, with special responsibility for services for older people
Noel Ahern TD
Nollaig Ó hEachthighearn TD
Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government, with special responsibility for housing and urban renewal, and at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, with special responsibility for drugs strategy and community affairs
Brian Lenihan TD
Brian Ó Luineacháin TD
Minister of State at the Department of Health & Children, at the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform and at the Department of Education & Science, with special responsibility for children
Tim O'Malley TD
Tadhg Ó Máille TD
Minister of State at the Department of Health & Children, with special responsibility for disability and mental health services and food safety
Tom Parlon TD
Tomás Mac Phartaláin TD
Minister of State at the Department of Finance, with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works

Attorney General


Rory Brady SC Attorney General

Nomination and Appointment of Taoiseach

Deputy Bertie Ahern was nominated by the Dáil to be the Taoiseach and appointed by the President on 6 June 2002.

Nomination of Members of the Government

The other members of the Government were nominated by the Taoiseach, approved by the Dáil, and appointed by the President on 6 June 2002.

Appointment of Ministers of State

The Taoiseach announced to the Dáil on 18 June 2002 that on 6 June 2002, the Government appointed Deputy Hanafin to be Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip, and for the Information Society, and Deputy Roche to be Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and at the Department of Foreign Affairs, with special responsibility for European Affairs).

The Taoiseach also announced to the Dáil on 18 June 2002, that, on 18 June, 2002, the Government appointed, with effect from 19 June, 2002, the other fifteen Ministers of State, and that the Government has also appointed Mary Hanafin to be Minister of State at the Department of Defence.

Appointment of Attorney General

The Taoiseach announced to the Dáil on 18 June 2002 that, on 6 June 2002, the President appointed Rory Brady, SC, as Attorney General.


For email addresses of Ministers and Ministers of State, see the Department of the Taoiseach web site.

A member of Dáil Éireann is known as Teachta Dála - usually shortened to TD - which means "Deputy of the Dáil" in English.



 
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