Ministers receive seals of office

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his new team of Ministers have received their seals of office.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his new team of Ministers have received their seals of office.

Mr Kenny is now holding his first meeting with his new Cabinet at Aras an Uachtaráin.

Mr Kenny is now expected to unveil his line-up of junior ministers as early as tomorrow.

As expected, Mr Kenny has named Labour leader Eamon Gilmore as Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Fine Gael's Michael Noonan will become Finance Minister, but he will be joined in the Department by Labour's Brendan Howlin as the new minister for public expenditure and reform.

Labour's Joan Burton has been appointed as Minister for Social Protection, Ruari Quinn will become the new Education Minister, while Fine Gael's James Reilly takes charge of the Health portfolio.

Richard Bruton is the new Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Leo Varadkar gets Transport, Tourism and Sport, while Alan Shatter is the new Justice Minister.

Pat Roibbitte has been named as Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Minister, while Jimmy Deenihan will look after the Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht.

Phil Hogan will take charge of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, while Simon Coveney will take the Agriculture, Marine and Food brief.

A new Department of Children has Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Labour's Willie Penrose will become the new super junior minister, looking after housing and rural development.

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