Labour Party front bench members to cover at least two ministries

The Labour Party has unveiled its new look front bench with several former ministers covering multiple portfolios.

Labour Party front bench members to cover at least two ministries

The Labour Party has unveiled its new look front bench with several former ministers covering multiple portfolios.

Party leader Brendan Howlin will be their spokesperson on Justice and Northern Ireland, while his predecessor Joan Burton will watch Finance, Education and the Arts.

Alan Kelly is the new spokesperson on Health and Jobs while Jan O'Sullivan will shadow the Departments of Housing and Children.

Six of Labour's spokespeople come from outside the Dáil through former TDs who lost their seats in the last election.

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Labour spokespersons announced by Brendan Howlin

DÁIL DEPUTIES

Brendan Howlin - Labour Party Leader

- Spokesperson on Justice and Northern Ireland

Joan Burton - Spokesperson on the Arts

- Spokesperson on Education and Skills

- Spokesperson on Finance

Alan Kelly - Spokesperson on Health

- Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Jan O'Sullivan - Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs

- Spokesperson on Housing, Planning and Local Government

Willie Penrose - Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Rural Affairs

- Spokesperson on Social Protection

Brendan Ryan - Party Whip

- Spokesperson on Defence

- Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Sean Sherlock - Spokesperson on Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources

- Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform

SENATORS

Ivana Bacik - Seanad Group Leader

- Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Development

Kevin Humphreys - Seanad Whip

- Spokesperson on Dublin

Denis Landy - Spokesperson on Local Government Reform

- Spokesperson on Regional Development

Gerald Nash - Spokesperson on Equality

- Spokesperson on Labour Affairs and Workers Rights,

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - Spokesperson on Environment and Sustainable Development

- Spokesperson on Gaeltacht Affairs

FORMER OIREACHTAS MEMBERS

In addition to the Oireachtas spokespersons, a further five national spokespersons have been appointed to support the work of rebuilding the Labour Party.

Joe Costello - Spokesperson on Urban Regeneration

Ciarán Lynch - Spokesperson on Affordable Housing

- Spokesperson on the Retail Sector

Kathleen Lynch - Spokesperson on Mental Health

- Spokesperson on Disability

Michael McNamara - Spokesperson on International Tax Justice

Emmet Stagg - Spokesperson on Older People

Joanna Tuffy - Spokesperson on Lifelong learning

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