Appointment of Ministers of State

I wish formally to announce the following change to the titles and functions of a Minister of State: the Government has appointed Deputy Seán Kyne to be Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment with special responsibility for community, natural resources and digital development with effect from 19 September 2017. This is a technical reassignment following changes to departmental structures arising from the establishment of the new Department of Rural and Community Development.