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# Junior Minister

This year
2023
'I was compliant': Niall Collins defends planning application but opposition irked at lack of Q&A
Earlier this week, the three party leaders expressed their confidence in Collins.
Fine Gael TD Damien English resigns as junior minister after reports about property ownership
English confirmed that he failed to inform Meath County Council about ownership of a house in Castlemartin.
Last year
2022
'I have an opportunity to move on': Dara Calleary says he has learned from Golfgate 'mistake'
The decision was made during the first Cabinet meeting since the summer recess.
All time
'I've done nothing wrong': Pat Breen defends extending dinner invitation to broadband bidder's home to Naughten
The Taoiseach believes Breen’s involvement is not a resigning matter.
'It's ignorance': Sinn Féin calls for apology after junior minister blames party for Dublin-Monaghan bombing
Junior Minister for Finance Patrick O’Donovan questioned Sinn Féin’s involvement with the Dublin-Monaghan bombing over the weekend.
Do Wexford's first junior councillors have the answer to mental health issues?
We asked Wexford’s first Junior Council about what they think of President Trump, the homeless crisis, and local politics.
Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs?
Enda Kenny is set to reveal the new junior ministers this week.
Taoiseach "dismissed" Shortall's concerns over Reilly's health service reforms
New Health Minister Leo Varadkar was recently told Reilly’s HSE reforms were “unworkable”.
'The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country' - Ó Ríordáin
The Junior Minister has said that he hopes can bring reform proposals to Cabinet in September.
Sean Sherlock is jetting off to Switzerland to see how he can help Irish companies
More than 200 Irish-based companies are already doing business in the country.
Do we need a junior minister for rural development?
RTÉ has seen a report which underlines how much Ireland’s rural areas have suffered in the downturn – should a minister be dedicated to tackling that issue?
Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive
Junior miniser Fergus O’Dowd has said that the state should provide an environment that encourages companies to take the risks involved in exploration.
Enda Kenny was 'really upset' over 'flaming red hair' comment - Lynch
The junior minister said she does not believe Leinster House is a sexist place to work.
Minister Kathleen Lynch discharged from hospital
The junior minister will continue her recovery from a bout of blood poisoning at home after being discharged from hospital in Cork.
Bruton: John Perry's conduct is exemplary
While the Minister would not comment on Perry’s court case, he said that there are “clear codes for what ministers can and can’t do”.
Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland
Brian Hayes has said he has a lot of sympathy for fellow junior minister John Perry who had a €2.47 million judgment ordered against him in the courts this week.
Rabbitte: Let's not start dancing on John Perry's grave just yet
It’s not yet clear whether Minister of State for Small Business John Perry will have to step down after he had a judgment of €2.47 million entered against him in court.
Paschal Donohoe confirmed as Lucinda Creighton replacement
Taoiseach Enda Kenny appoints FG Dublin Central TD as Minister of State for European Affairs.
Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister
Hayes succeeds Shane McEntee who died last December.
24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm
The US multi-national works with clients in Ireland like the Road Safety Authority and the Irish Medical Council.
Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'
Negotiations have “concluded” on the Haddington Road deal, said the junior finance minister, adding less favourable conditions will apply to those unions who reject it.
Ivor Callely appears in court over allegedly falsified expenses claims
The 54-year-old former Fianna Fáil TD and Senator has appeared in court over allegations that he submitted six falsified invoices.
Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister
Andrew Doyle, the chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, has confirmed his interest in filling the vacancy at the Department of Agriculture which arose following the death of Shane McEntee last year.
Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day
Fionnuala looks delighted to see the Sports Minister.
Shortall gives up €33,100 payoff after quitting ministerial job
The former junior minister says she had instructed officials not to pay her any severance she may be entitled to.
New website to make awarding of state contracts easier for firms
Procurement Minister Brian Hayes said the website will significantly reduce the amount of documentation for companies bidding for contracts.
Shortall won't get ministerial pension - but can receive €33,100 severance
Ministers aren’t allowed to receive both – but Róisín Shortall isn’t entitled to one, so she is entitled to the other.
Reilly and Shortall meet to discuss primary care centres
Last week, Minister Reilly had to defend his decision to consider two of his constituency towns for new primary care units.
Minister visits refugee camp in Jordan as Syrian rebels 'shoot down' helicopter in Damascus
Plus, images of a war: refugees play home in the many camps set up in neighbouring countries as thousands continue to flee the violence.
Poll: Is it irresponsible to let under-18s drink at home?
Junior Minister Roisin Shortall thinks parents who do so might mean well – but could be doing harm. What do you think?
Barracks closures will not have major impact on local economies - minister
Junior defence minister Paul Kehoe says closing four rural barracks will help make the Defence Forces “more professional”.
Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down?
Was Willie Penrose right to step down over the closure of a local barracks – or should cabinet members accept the need for tough decisions?
Labour TD resigns from government over barracks closure
Labour Party TD and Junior Minister for Housing Willie Penrose is the first ministerial resignation since the government came to office last February.