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Twenty-Eight Dáil

 

Twenty-Eight Dáil (26.6.1997 - 25.4.2002) 

Twenty-Fifth Government  (26.6.97 -  06.06.02)


NamePost held:
Bertie Ahern

Taoiseach

Minister for Foreign Affairs
(7.10.97 - 8.10.97) and again
(26.1.00 - 27.1.00)

Mary Harney

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise & Employment*

* change of Dept. name to Enterprise, Trade & Employment (with effect from 12.7.97)

Dr. Michael Woods

Minister for the Marine - to 27.1.00

Minister for the Education and Science (from 27.1.00)

* change of Dept. name to Marine & Natural Resources
(with effect from 12.7.97)

Ray BurkeMinister for Foreign Affairs
(resigned on 7.10.97)
Mary O'RourkeMinister for Transport, Energy and Communications
* change of Dept. name to Public Enterprise
(with effect from 12.7.97)
David Andrews

Minister for Defence (to 8.10.97)

Minister for Foreign Affairs
(from: 8.10.97 -  27.1.00 resigned)

Joe Walsh

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry*

* change of Dept. name to Agriculture & Food
(with effect from 12.7.97)

* change of Dept. name to Agriculture, Food & Rural Development

(with effect from 27.9.99)

Charlie McCreevyMinister for Finance
Brian Cowen

Minister for Health
(to 26.1.00)

Minister for Foreign Affairs
(from 26.1.00)

* change of Dept. name to Health & Children
(with effect from 12.7.97)

Noel Dempsey

Minister for the Environment*

* change of Dept. name to Environment & Local Government
(with effect from 22.7.97)

Dermot Ahern

Minister for Social Welfare*

* change of Dept. name to Social, Community & Family Affairs
(with effect from 12.7.97)

Síle de Valera

Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht*

* change of Dept. name to Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht & the Islands (with effect from 12.7.97)

John O'Donoghue

Minister for Justice and

Minister for Equality & Law Reform*

* change of Dept. name to Justice, Equality & Law Reform
(with effect from 8/7/97)

Jim McDaid

Minister for Tourism and Trade*

* change of Dept. name to Tourism, Sport & Recreation
(with effect from 12.7.97)

Micheál Martin

Minister for Education* (to 27.1.00)

Minister for Health (from 27.1.00)

* change of Dept. name to Education  & Science
(with effect from 30.9.97)

Michael SmithMinister for Defence (from: 8.10.97)
Frank FaheyMinister for the Marine (from: 27.1.00)


Notes: 


  1. Fianna Fáil/Progressive Democrat Government
  2. Following the resignation of Ray Burke from Politics, David Andrews was appointed Minster for Foreign Affairs.  Minister of State Michael Smith was appointed as Minister for Defence in place of David Andrews.
  3. There was a Cabinet Reshuffle on the 27.1.2000, following the resignation of David Andrews from Politics, Brian Cowen was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheal Martin was appointed Minister for Health in place of Brian Cowen, Michael Woods was appointed Minister for Education in place of Micheal Martin.  Minister of State, Frank Fahey was appointed Minister for Marine, in place of Michael Woods.
  4. General Election called - Dáil was dissolved on Thursday, 25th April, 2002. Election day = 17 May, 2002

 


MINISTER OF STATE: 

Twenty-Eight Dáil (26.6.1997 - 25.4.02)
Twenty-Fifth Government  (26.6.97 - 6.6.02)
(Ministers of State)


NamePost held:
Séamus Brennan

MOS at Dept. of the Taoiseach
(Govt. Whip)
(from: 26/6/97)

MOS at Dept. of Defence

Robert Molloy

MOS to the Government

(from: 26/6/97 to: 09/4/02 - resignation)

MOS at Dept. of the Environment & Local Government

Michael Smith

**MOS at the Dept. of Education
(from: 1/7/97 to:  8/10/97)

MOS at the Dept. of Enterprise, Trade & Employment
(from: 1/7/97 to: 8/10/97)

Appointed Minister for Defence on 8.10.97

Noel Davern

MOS at the Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Forestry
(from: 8/7/97)

(*Change of Dept. Title to Agriculture & Food with effect from 12.7.97)

(*Change of Dept. Title to Agriculture, Food & Rural Development from 27.9.99)

Joe JacobMOS at the Dept. of Public Enterprise
(from: 8/7/97)
Frank Fahey

MOS at the Dept. of Health & Children
(from: 8/7/97)

MOS at the Dept. Education & Science
(from: 21/1/98)

MOS at the Dept. Justice, Equality & Law Reform
(from: 21/1/98 - 27.1.00 appointed Minister for the Marine)

Willie O'DeaMOS at the Dept. of Education & Science
(from: 8/7/97)
Tom Kitt               MOS at the Dept. of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
(from: 8/7/97)
Chris FloodMOS at the Dept. of Tourism, Sport and Recreation
(from: 8/7/97 - 26.1.00 resigned)
Danny Wallace

MOS at the Dept. of the Environment and Local Government

(from: 8/7/97)

Ned O'Keeffe

MOS at the Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Forestry
(from: 8/7/97)

(*Change of Dept. Title to Agriculture & Food with effect from 12.7.97)

(*Change of Dept. Title to Agriculture, Food & Rural Development from 27.9.99)

Resigned 17/02/01

Hugh ByrneMOS at the Dept. of the Marine and Natural Resources
(from: 8/7/97)
Mary Wallace         MOS at the Dept. of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
(from: 8/7/97)
Martin CullenMOS at the Dept. of Finance
(from: 8/7/97)
Éamon Ó Cuív

MOS at the Dept. of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands
(from: 8/7/97 - 19/02/01)

MOS at the Dept. Of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development
(from 19/02/01)

Liz O'Donnell

MOS at the Dept. of Foreign Affairs
(from: 1/7/97)

MOS to the Government
(from: 11/4/02)

Dr. Tom MoffattMOS at the Dept. of Health & Children
(from: 8/7/97)
Noel Treacy

MOS at the Dept. of Education & Science
(from: 9/10/97)

MOS at the Dept. of Enterprise, Trade & Employment
(from: 9/10/97)

Eoin RyanMOS at the Dept. of Tourism, Sport and Recreation
(from: 1/2/2000)
Mary Hanafin

MOS at the Dept. of Health & Children

MOS at the Dept. Education & Science

MOS at the Dept. Justice, Equality & Law Reform
(from: 1/2/2000)

Mary CoughlanMOS at the Dept of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht & the Islands (from 19/02/01)

Note:  (1)


** Following the resignation of Ray Burke from Politics, David Andrews was appointed Minster for Foreign Affairs.  Minister of State Michael Smith was appointed as Minister for Defence in place of David Andrews (w.e.f. 8.10.97)

** Change of Dept Title from Agriculture, Food & Forestry to Agriculture and Food w.e.f. 12.7.97.

** Further change of Dept Title from Agriculture & Food to Agriculture, Food & Rural Development w.e.f  27.9.99

Note:  (2)


  1. Robert Molloy resigned on 09.04.02.

  2. Liz O'Donnell was appointed MOS to the Government on 11.4.02.  (in addition to her post as MOS in Foreign Affairs).  [She was not appointed to D/Environment]

  3. General Election called - Dáil was dissolved on Thursday, 25th April, 2002. Election day = 17 May, 2002.

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