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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Who got what as the outgoing Cabinet made key appointments

The following are the appointments made by outgoing ministers -- and when they were made -- to boards and quangos.

They were made from the date the Dail was dissolved on February 1, 2011, to March 8, when Fianna Fail left office.



  • mary coughlan (right) -- As health Minister


Advisory Committee for Veterinary Medicines: Michael Clancy; March 8

St James Hospital Board: Diarmuid Shanley; March 2

Dublin Dental Hospital Board: Marielle Blake, Alex Creavin, Dermot Fitzpatrick (Former Fianna Fail TD), Brian O'Connell; February 15

-- As education Minister

Chair of National Council for Special Education: Paul Haran; March 8

National Council for Special Education: Jack Keane, Anne McDonnell, Don Myers, Marie-Clair McAleer; March 4

Governing Body of Sligo IoT: Ray MacSharry (Former Fianna Fail minister); February 28

Governing Body of Tralee IoT: Flan Garvey (Fianna Fail councillor); February 28

Governing Body of Waterford IoT: Dr Donie Ormonde; February 14

Higher Education Authority: Dr Maeve Conrick, Dr Maria Meehan, Prof Ellen Hazelkorn, Brendan Byrne, John Dolan, Eamonn Grennan, Prof Eileen Harkin Jones, Prof Marijk van der Wende; February 7

-- As enterprise Minister

IDA: Gerard O'Mahony, Paul Duffy; February 8



  • Pat Carey (left)


-- As Transport Minister National Roads Authority: James Donlon (FF constituency organiser); March 8

Railway Procurement Agency: Luke Moriarty (FF candidate); March 8

Bus Atha Cliath: Marian McGennis (Former FF councillor, senator and TD); March 8

Iarnrod Eireann: Paul McGarry; March 8

Bus Atha Cliath: Micheál Ó Faoláin: February 21

Bus Atha Cliath: Emer Finnan; February 22

-- As communications Minister

The Mining Board: Eoin Ó'Buachalla; February 2

An Post: Peter Ormond (FF councillor); March 8

-- As community Minister

Board of the Western Development Commission: Helen Rochford Brennan, Mary Devine O'Callaghan, Mary Hoade, Pádraig Ó hAoláin, Jackie Maguire, Martina Minogue, Neville Bagnall, Katie Sweeney, Gerry O'Connor, Vincent Roche, Joe Kelly, Jim Devenney; February 21



  • Tourism Minister Mary Hanafin


Irish Sports Council: Danny Owens (FF councillor); March 8



  • Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith


Irish National Stud: Paul Shelly; March 8

Bord Iascaigh Mhara: Sean O'Donoghue, Jack Keane, Anne McDonnell, Don Myers, Marie-Clair McAleer, Paul Haran (Chair); March 2

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