The Fine Gael party leader has this evening announced the Fine Gael Deputy Spokesmen. Included amongst them is the appointment of Brian Hayes as Deputy Spokesman with responsibility for Public Expenditure and Lucinda Creighton as Deputy Spokesman for Immigration. Olivia Mitchell has been appointed Deputy Spokesman for Competition and Consumer Affairs.
- Enda Kenny, Fine Gael LeaderThe calibre of today’s appointments underlines the depth and strength of talent in the Fine Gael team and I am confident that we will win the support of the Irish people when they get the opportunity to vote for a new government.
Special Responsibilities Department Name Food & Fisheries Agriculture, Fisheries & Food Shane McEntee TD CAP Reform Agriculture, Fisheries & Food Noel Coonan TD Forestry Agriculture, Fisheries & Food Tom Sheahan TD Telecommunications Comms, Energy & Natural Michael D’Arcy TD Resources Competition and Consumer Communications, Energy and Olivia Mitchell TD Protection Natural Resources and Economic Regulatory Affairs Committee Gaeltacht Community, Equality Dinny McGinley TD & Gaeltacht Affairs Lifelong Learning Education & Skills Ulick Burke TD & School Transport Enterprise & Employment Enterprise, Trade & Innovation Kieran O’Donnell TD Local & Community Development Environment, Heritage James Bannon TD & Local Government Housing Environment, Heritage Terence Flanagan TD & Local Government Public Expenditure Finance Brian Hayes TD Banking & Credit Finance Damien English TD European Affairs Foreign Affairs Michael Creed TD Human Rights/ODA Foreign Affairs Pat Breen TD Irish Diaspora Foreign Affairs Paul Connaughton TD Primary Care & Disability Health & Children Denis Naughten TD Mental Health Health & Children Dan Neville TD Immigration, Integration Justice & Law Reform Lucinda Creighton TD & Equality Pension & Welfare Reform Social Protection Billy Timmins TD Road Safety Transport Tom Hayes TD Sport Tourism, Culture & Sport John O’Mahony TD Assistant Whip (and Juvenile Taoiseach, Justice Joe Carey TD Justice) and Law Reform North-South Cooperation Taoiseach Joe McHugh TD