Go gcomhaontóidh Dáil Éireann leis an Taoiseach d'ainmniú na gComhaltaí seo a leanas chun a gceaptha ag an Uachtarán chun bheith ina gcomhaltaí den Rialtas:—
That Dáil Éireann approve the nomination by the Taoiseach of the following Members for appointment by the President to be members of the Government:—
Prionsias Mac Aogáin (Frank Aiken),
Erskine Childers (Erskine H. Childers),
Seán Ó Loinsigh (John Lynch),
Niall Bléine (Neil T. Blaney),
Caoimhghin Ó Beoláin (Kevin Boland),
Micheál Ó Móráin (Michael Moran),
Micheál Hilliard (Michael Hilliard),
Pádraig Ó hIrighile (Patrick J. Hillery),
Cathal Ó hEochaidh (Charles J. Haughey),
Brian Ó Luineacháin (Brian J. Lenihan),
Seosamh Ó Braonáin (Joseph Brennan),
Donnchadh Ó Máille (Donogh B. O'Malley)
Seoirse Ó Colla (George Colley).
Deputies are aware that the Dáil approves of the appointment of Deputies to be members of the Government and that the allocation to Government members of responsibility for particular Departments of State is a function of the Taoiseach. However, in accordance with what I think must now be regarded as precedent, I propose to inform the Dáil at this stage of my intentions in this regard.
I propose to nominate Deputy Frank Aiken to be Tánaiste and to assign the Departments of State to the members of the Government as follows: Department of External Affairs, Deputy Frank Aiken; Department of Transport and Power, Deputy Erskine H.
Childers; Department of Finance, Deputy Jack Lynch; Department of Local Government, Deputy Neil T. Blaney; Department of Social Welfare, Deputy Kevin Boland; Department of Lands and the Department of the Gaeltacht, Deputy Michael Moran; Department of Defence, Deputy Michael Hilliard; Department of Industry and Commerce, Deputy Dr. Patrick J. Hillery; Department of Agriculture, Deputy Charles J. Haughey; Department of Justice, Deputy Brian J. Lenihan; Department of Posts and Telegraphs, Deputy Joseph Brennan; Department of Health, Deputy Donogh B. O'Malley; Department of Education, Deputy George Colley. I also propose to have responsibility for the administration of Fisheries transferred to the Minister for Agriculture.
I might add, for the information of the Dáil, that I propose to nominate the following Deputies for appointment by the Government to be Parliamentary Secretaries, as indicated: Deputy Michael Carty, Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach and to the Minister for Defence and Chief Government Whip; Deputy Seán Flanagan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Commerce; Deputy Paudge Brennan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Local Government; Deputy James M. Gibbons, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance; Deputy Padraig Faulkner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Gaeltacht; Deputy Patrick J. Lalor, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture.