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Monday 27 March 2017

Martin unveils new front bench team

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin today unveiled his new front bench with serving Cabinet members kept on.

Fourteen of the 21 TDs named to lead the party into the general election have not previously held a senior ministerial position.

Here is the Fianna Fail front bench in full:

> Deputy leader and environment spokeswoman - Mary Hanafin

> Finance - Brian Lenihan

> Justice and Law Reform - John Curran

> Foreign Affairs - Peter Power

> Health and Children - Barry Andrews

> Education and Skills - Mary Coughlan

> Social Protection - Eamon O Cuiv

> Enterprise, Employment and Innovation - Dara Calleary

> Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - Brendan Smith

> Tourism and Arts - Marc McSharry

> Defence - Niall Collins

> Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs - Pat Carey

> Communications, Energy and Natural Resources - Willie O'Dea

> Transport - Billy Kelleher

Several junior positions were also announced with Averil Power taking political reform; Michael McGrath financial sector reform; Sean Fleming public sector reform; Darragh O`Brien sport; John McGuinness small business; Mary Fitzpatrick housing and urban development; and Jim O'Callaghan is legal adviser to the front bench and spokesman on constitutional reform.

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