Nomination of Member of Government.
The Taoiseach: Tairgim:
Go gcomhaontóidh Dáil Éireann leis an Taoiseach d'ainmniú an Teachta Pádraig Ó Fachtna chun a cheaptha ag an Uachtarán chun bheith ina chomhalta den Rialtas.
That Dáil Éireann approve the nomination by the Taoiseach of Deputy Pádraig Faulkner for appointment by the President to be a member of the Government.
I may say, for the information of the House, that I propose, if this Motion is approved, to take the following steps with effect from tomorrow:
to terminate the assignment of the Department of Education to myself and to assign that Department to Deputy Brian Joseph Lenihan;
to terminate the asignment of the Department of Justice to Deputy Lenihan and to assign that Department to Deputy Michael Moran; and
to terminate the assignment of the Department of Lands and the Department of the Gaeltacht to Deputy Moran and to assign those Departments to Deputy Faulkner.
Question put and declared carried.