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Government appoints new Second Secretary General in the Department of the Taoiseach

 

The Government has appointed Mr John Callinan to the position of Second Secretary General in the Department of the Taoiseach.

Mr Callinan will lead a new integrated division within the Department with responsibility for supporting the Taoiseach in his work on EU, Northern Ireland, British-Irish and International affairs.

The appointment is part of a series of actions announced by the Taoiseach following the recent Brexit referendum.  

This includes the strengthening of the EU policy role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as well as the strengthening of other key Departments, agencies and overseas missions.

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