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Ministers of State - appointed March 10, 2011

The following Ministers of State were appointed by Government on March 10, 2011

The Government appointed the following Ministers of State and assigned them to Departments with the particular areas of responsibility set out below:
Government Chief Whip & Defence – Department of Taoiseach & Department of Defence:  Paul Kehoe TD
Housing & Planning – Department of Environment, Community & Local Government:  Willie Penrose TD
Gaeltacht Affairs – Department of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Affairs:  Dinny McGinley TD
Primary Care – Department of Health:  Roisin Shortall TD
Small Business – Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation:  John Perry TD
Tourism & Sport – Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport:  Michael Ring TD
Trade & Development – Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade:  Jan O’Sullivan TD
Disability, Equality & Mental Health – Department of Health & Department of Justice, Equality & Defence:  Kathleen Lynch TD
NewEra Project – Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources & Department of Environment, Community & Local Government: Fergus O’Dowd TD
Public Service Reform & Office of Public Works – Department of Public Expenditure & Reform & Department of Finance:  Brian Hayes TD
Food, Horticulture & Food Safety – Department of Agriculture, Marine & Food:  Shane McEntee TD
European Affairs – Department of the Taoiseach & Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade:  Lucinda Creighton TD
Research & Innovation – Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation & Department of Education & Skills:  Sean Sherlock TD
Training & Skills – Department of Education & Skills:  Ciaran Cannon TD
Public & Commuter Transport – Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport:  Alan Kelly TD