Rulers: Ireland

Ministries, etc.


Note: Between 16 Jan and 9 Sep 1922 there were two parallel governments: the ministry appointed by the 2nd Dáil (10 Jan - 9 Sep 1922) and the Provisional Government recognized by Britain (16 Jan - 6 Dec 1922; ministerial portfolios allocated 1 Apr 1922). However, the composition of the two governments was largely identical.
Deputy prime ministers (Tánaiste; until 29 Dec 1937, vice presidents of the
Executive Council)
 6 Dec 1922 - 10 Jul 1927  Kevin O'Higgins                    (b. 1892 - d. 1927)
14 Jul 1927 -  9 Mar 1932  Ernest Blythe                      (b. 1889 - d. 1975)
 9 Mar 1932 - 14 Jun 1945  Sean T. O'Kelly                    (b. 1882 - d. 1966)
19 Jun 1945 - 18 Feb 1948  Sean F. Lemass (1st time)          (b. 1899 - d. 1971)
18 Feb 1948 - 13 Jun 1951  William Norton (1st time)          (b. 1900 - d. 1963)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  Sean F. Lemass (2nd time)          (s.a.)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  William Norton (2nd time)          (s.a.)
20 Mar 1957 - 23 Jun 1959  Sean F. Lemass (3rd time)          (s.a.)
23 Jun 1959 - 21 Apr 1965  Sean MacEntee                      (b. 1889 - d. 1984)
21 Apr 1965 -  2 Jul 1969  Frank Aiken                        (b. 1898 - d. 1983)
 2 Jul 1969 - 14 Mar 1973  Erskine H. Childers                (b. 1905 - d. 1974)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Brendan Corish                     (b. 1918 - d. 1990)
 5 Jul 1977 - 30 Jun 1981  George Colley                      (b. 1925 - d. 1983)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Michael O'Leary                    (b. 1936 - d. 2006)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Ray MacSharry                      (b. 1938)
14 Dec 1982 - 20 Jan 1987  Dick Spring (1st time)             (b. 1950)
20 Jan 1987 - 10 Mar 1987  Peter Barry                        (b. 1928 - d. 2016)
10 Mar 1987 - 31 Oct 1990  Brian Lenihan                      (b. 1930 - d. 1995)
13 Nov 1990 - 12 Jan 1993  John P. Wilson                     (b. 1923 - d. 2007)
12 Jan 1993 - 17 Nov 1994  Dick Spring (2nd time)             (s.a.)
19 Nov 1994 - 15 Dec 1994  Bertie Ahern                       (b. 1951)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Dick Spring (3rd time)             (s.a.)
26 Jun 1997 - 13 Sep 2006  Mary Harney (f)                    (b. 1953)
13 Sep 2006 - 14 Jun 2007  Michael McDowell                   (b. 1951)
14 Jun 2007 -  7 May 2008  Brian Cowen                        (b. 1960)
 7 May 2008 -  9 Mar 2011  Mary Coughlan (f)                  (b. 1965)
 9 Mar 2011 -  4 Jul 2014  Eamon Gilmore                      (b. 1955)
 4 Jul 2014 -  6 May 2016  Joan Burton (f)                    (b. 1949)
 6 May 2016 -              Frances Fitzgerald (f)             (b. 1950)

Foreign Affairs and Trade

22 Jan 1919                Department of External Affairs
 3 Mar 1971                Department of Foreign Affairs
 9 Mar 2011                Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ministers
22 Jan 1919 - 26 Aug 1921  George Noble, Count Plunkett       (b. 1851 - d. 1948)
26 Aug 1921 -  9 Jan 1922  Arthur Griffith (1st time)         (b. 1872 - d. 1922)
10 Jan 1922 - 25 Jul 1922  George Gavan Duffy                 (b. 1882 - d. 1951)
26 Jul 1922 - 12 Aug 1922  Arthur Griffith (2nd time)         (s.a.)
21 Aug 1922 -  9 Sep 1922  Michael Hayes                      (b. 1889 - d. 1976)
30 Aug 1922 - 23 Jun 1927  Desmond Fitzgerald                 (b. 1889 - d. 1947)
23 Jun 1927 - 10 Jul 1927  Kevin O'Higgins                    (b. 1892 - d. 1927)
14 Jul 1927 - 11 Oct 1927  William Thomas Cosgrave            (b. 1880 - d. 1965)
12 Oct 1927 -  9 Mar 1932  Patrick McGilligan                 (b. 1889 - d. 1979)
 9 Mar 1932 - 18 Feb 1948  Eamon de Valera                    (b. 1882 - d. 1975)
18 Feb 1948 - 13 Jun 1951  Seán MacBride                      (b. 1904 - d. 1988)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  Frank Aiken (1st time)             (b. 1898 - d. 1983)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  Liam Cosgrave                      (b. 1920)
20 Mar 1957 -  2 Jul 1969  Frank Aiken (2nd time)             (s.a.)
 2 Jul 1969 -  3 Jan 1973  Patrick J. Hillery                 (b. 1923 - d. 2008)
 3 Jan 1973 - 14 Mar 1973  Brian Lenihan (1st time)           (b. 1930 - d. 1995)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Garret FitzGerald                  (b. 1926 - d. 2011)
 5 Jul 1977 - 11 Dec 1979  Michael O'Kennedy                  (b. 1936)
12 Dec 1979 - 30 Jun 1981  Brian Lenihan (2nd time)           (s.a.)
30 Jun 1981 - 21 Oct 1981  John Kelly                         (b. 1931 - d. 1991)
21 Oct 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  James Dooge                        (b. 1922 - d. 2010)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Gerard Collins (1st time)          (b. 1938)
14 Dec 1982 - 10 Mar 1987  Peter Barry                        (b. 1928 - d. 2016)
10 Mar 1987 - 12 Jul 1989  Brian Lenihan (3rd time)           (s.a.)
12 Jul 1989 - 11 Feb 1992  Gerard Collins (2nd time)          (s.a.)
11 Feb 1992 - 12 Jan 1993  David Andrews (1st time)           (b. 1936)
12 Jan 1993 - 17 Nov 1994  Dick Spring (1st time)             (b. 1950)
18 Nov 1994 - 15 Dec 1994  Albert Reynolds                    (b. 1932 - d. 2014)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Dick Spring (2nd time)             (s.a.)
26 Jun 1997 -  7 Oct 1997  Ray Burke                          (b. 1943)
 8 Oct 1997 - 27 Jan 2000  David Andrews                      (b. 1936)
27 Jan 2000 - 29 Sep 2004  Brian Cowen (1st time)             (b. 1960)
29 Sep 2004 -  7 May 2008  Dermot Ahern                       (b. 1955)
 7 May 2008 - 19 Jan 2011  Micheál Martin                     (b. 1960)
19 Jan 2011 -  9 Mar 2011  Brian Cowen (2nd time)             (s.a.)
 9 Mar 2011 - 11 Jul 2014  Eamon Gilmore                      (b. 1955)
11 Jul 2014 -              Charlie Flanagan                   (b. 1956)

Trade

17 Jun 1919                Department of Trade and Commerce
11 Jan 1922                Department of Trade
30 Aug 1922                Department of Industry and Commerce
23 Sep 1977                Department of Industry, Commerce and Energy
23 Jan 1980                Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
21 Aug 1981                Department of Trade, Commerce and Tourism
17 Dec 1983                Department of Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism
19 Feb 1986                Department of Industry and Commerce
21 Jan 1993                Department of Enterprise and Employment
12 Jul 1997                Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
 9 Mar 2011                merged with Department of Foreign Affairs

Ministers
17 Jun 1919 -  9 Sep 1922  Ernest Blythe                      (b. 1889 - d. 1975)
30 Aug 1922 -  7 Mar 1924  Joseph McGrath                     (b. 1887 - d. 1966)
 4 Apr 1924 -  9 Mar 1932  Patrick McGilligan                 (b. 1889 - d. 1979)
 9 Mar 1932 - 16 Sep 1939  Sean F. Lemass (1st time)          (b. 1899 - d. 1971)
16 Sep 1939 - 18 Aug 1941  Sean MacEntee                      (b. 1889 - d. 1984)
18 Aug 1941 - 18 Feb 1948  Sean F. Lemass (2nd time)          (s.a.)
18 Feb 1948 -  7 Mar 1951  Daniel Morrissey                   (b. ... - d. 1981)
 7 Mar 1951 - 13 Jun 1951  Thomas F. O'Higgins                (b. 1890? - d. 1953)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  Sean F. Lemass (3rd time)          (s.a.)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  William Norton                     (b. 1900 - d. 1963)
20 Mar 1957 - 23 Jun 1959  Sean F. Lemass (4th time)          (s.a.)
23 Jun 1959 - 21 Apr 1965  John Lynch                         (b. 1917 - d. 1999)
21 Apr 1965 - 13 Jul 1966  Patrick J. Hillery                 (b. 1923 - d. 2008)
13 Jul 1966 -  9 May 1970  George Colley                      (b. 1925 - d. 1983)
 9 May 1970 - 14 Mar 1973  Patrick J. Lalor                   (b. 1926 - d. 2016)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Justin Keating                     (b. 1930 - d. 2009)
 5 Jul 1977 - 30 Jun 1981  Desmond O'Malley (1st time)        (b. 1939)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  John Kelly                         (b. 1931 - d. 1991)
 9 Mar 1982 -  6 Oct 1982  Desmond O'Malley (2nd time)        (s.a.)
 7 Oct 1982 - 27 Oct 1982  Patrick Power                      (b. 1928 - d. 2013)
27 Oct 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Padraig Flynn                      (b. 1939)
14 Dec 1982 -  8 Dec 1983  Frank Cluskey                      (b. 1930 - d. 1989)
 8 Dec 1983 - 13 Dec 1983  Garret FitzGerald                  (b. 1926 - d. 2011)
13 Dec 1983 - 14 Feb 1986  John Bruton                        (b. 1947)
14 Feb 1986 - 10 Mar 1987  Michael Noonan                     (b. 1943)
10 Mar 1987 - 24 Nov 1988  Albert Reynolds                    (b. 1932 - d. 2014)
24 Nov 1988 - 12 Jul 1989  Ray Burke                          (b. 1943)
12 Jul 1989 -  4 Nov 1992  Desmond O'Malley (3rd time)        (s.a.)
 5 Nov 1992 -  4 Jan 1993  Padraig Flynn                      (b. 1939)
 4 Jan 1993 - 12 Jan 1993  Bertie Ahern                       (b. 1951)
12 Jan 1993 - 17 Nov 1994  Ruairí Quinn                       (b. 1946)
18 Nov 1994 - 15 Dec 1994  Charlie McCreevy                   (b. 1949)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Richard Bruton                     (b. 1953)
26 Jun 1997 - 29 Sep 2004  Mary Harney (f)                    (b. 1953)
29 Sep 2004 -  7 May 2008  Micheál Martin                     (b. 1960)
 7 May 2008 - 23 Mar 2010  Mary Coughlan (f)                  (b. 1965)
23 Mar 2010 - 20 Jan 2011  Batt O'Keeffe                      (b. 1945)
20 Jan 2011 -  9 Mar 2011  Mary Hanafin (f)                   (b. 1959)

Supplies

Minister
 8 Sep 1939 - 31 Jul 1945  Sean F. Lemass                     (b. 1899 - d. 1971)

Defence

Ministers
22 Jan 1919 -  1 Apr 1919  Richard Mulcahy (1st time)         (b. 1886 - d. 1971)
 2 Apr 1919 -  9 Jan 1922  Cathal Brugha                      (b. 1874 - d. 1922)
10 Jan 1922 - 19 Mar 1924  Richard Mulcahy (2nd time)         (s.a.)
 1 Jul 1922 - 22 Aug 1922    Michael Collins                  (b. 1890 - d. 1922)
                             (acting for Mulcahy)
20 Mar 1924 - 21 Nov 1924  William Thomas Cosgrave            (b. 1880 - d. 1965)
21 Nov 1924 - 23 Jun 1927  Peter Hughes                       (b. ... - d. 1954)
23 Jun 1927 -  9 Mar 1932  Desmond Fitzgerald                 (b. 1889 - d. 1947)
24 Jun 1927 -  8 Sep 1927    William Thomas Cosgrave          (s.a.)
                             (acting for Fitzgerald)
 9 Mar 1932 -  8 Sep 1939  Frank Aiken                        (b. 1898 - d. 1983)
 8 Sep 1939 - 18 Feb 1948  Oscar Traynor (1st time)           (b. 1886 - d. 1963)
18 Feb 1948 -  7 Mar 1951  Thomas F. O'Higgins                (b. 1890? - d. 1953)
 7 Mar 1951 - 13 Jun 1951  Sean MacEoin (1st time)            (b. 1893 - d. 1973)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  Oscar Traynor (2nd time)           (s.a.)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  Sean MacEoin (2nd time)            (s.a.)
20 Mar 1957 - 11 Oct 1961  Kevin Boland                       (b. 1917 - d. 2001)
11 Oct 1961 - 21 Apr 1965  Gerald Bartley                     (b. 1898 - d. 1974)
21 Apr 1965 -  2 Jul 1969  Michael Hilliard                   (b. 1903 - d. 1982)
 2 Jul 1969 -  9 May 1970  James Gibbons                      (b. 1924 - d. 1997)
 9 May 1970 - 14 Mar 1973  Jerry Cronin                       (b. 1925 - d. 1990)
14 Mar 1973 -  2 Dec 1976  Patrick S. Donegan                 (b. 1923 - d. 2000)
 2 Dec 1976 - 16 Dec 1976  Liam Cosgrave                      (b. 1920)
16 Dec 1976 -  5 Jul 1977  Oliver J. Flanagan                 (b. 1920 - d. 1987)
 5 Jul 1977 - 11 Dec 1979  Robert Molloy                      (b. 1936 - d. 2016)
12 Dec 1979 - 15 Oct 1980  Padraig Faulkner                   (b. 1918 - d. 2012)
15 Oct 1980 - 30 Jun 1981  Sylvester Barrett                  (b. 1926 - d. 2002)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  James Tully                        (b. 1915 - d. 1992)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Patrick Power                      (b. 1928 - d. 2013)
14 Dec 1982 - 14 Feb 1986  Patrick Cooney                     (b. 1931)
14 Feb 1986 - 10 Mar 1987  Paddy O'Toole                      (b. 1938)
10 Mar 1987 - 12 Jul 1989  Michael J. Noonan                  (b. 1935 - d. 2013)
12 Jul 1989 - 31 Oct 1990  Brian Lenihan                      (b. 1930 - d. 1995)
 1 Nov 1990 -  5 Feb 1991  Charles Haughey                    (b. 1925 - d. 2006)
 5 Feb 1991 - 14 Nov 1991  Brendan Daly                       (b. 1940)
14 Nov 1991 - 11 Feb 1992  Vincent Brady                      (b. 1936)
11 Feb 1992 - 12 Jan 1993  John P. Wilson                     (b. 1923 - d. 2007)
12 Jan 1993 - 15 Dec 1994  David Andrews (1st time)           (b. 1936)
15 Dec 1994 - 23 May 1995  Hugh Coveney                       (b. 1935 - d. 1998)
23 May 1995 - 26 Jun 1997  Sean Barrett                       (b. 1944)
26 Jun 1997 -  8 Oct 1997  David Andrews (2nd time)           (s.a.)
 8 Oct 1997 - 29 Sep 2004  Michael Smith                      (b. 1940)
29 Sep 2004 - 18 Feb 2010  Willie O'Dea                       (b. 1952)
18 Feb 2010 - 23 Mar 2010  Brian Cowen                        (b. 1960)
23 Mar 2010 - 20 Jan 2011  Tony Killeen                       (b. 1952)
20 Jan 2011 -  9 Mar 2011  Éamon Ó Cuív                       (b. 1950)
 9 Mar 2011 -  8 May 2014  Alan Shatter                       (b. 1951)
 8 May 2014 - 11 Jul 2014  Enda Kenny                         (b. 1951)
11 Jul 2014 -  6 May 2016  Simon Coveney                      (b. 1972)
 6 May 2016 -              Paul Kehoe                         (b. 1973)

Coordination of Defence Measures

Minister
 8 Sep 1939 - 19 Jun 1945  Frank Aiken                        (b. 1898 - d. 1983)

Finance

Ministers
22 Jan 1919 -  1 Apr 1919  Eoin MacNeill                      (b. 1867 - d. 1945)
 2 Apr 1919 - 22 Aug 1922  Michael Collins                    (b. 1890 - d. 1922)
12 Jul 1922 - 21 Sep 1923  William Thomas Cosgrave            (b. 1880 - d. 1965)
                           (acting to 25 Aug 1922 [for Collins to 22 Aug 1922])
21 Sep 1923 -  9 Mar 1932  Ernest Blythe                      (b. 1889 - d. 1975)
 9 Mar 1932 - 16 Sep 1939  Sean MacEntee (1st time)           (b. 1889 - d. 1984)
16 Sep 1939 - 14 Jun 1945  Sean T. O'Kelly                    (b. 1882 - d. 1966)
19 Jun 1945 - 18 Feb 1948  Frank Aiken                        (b. 1898 - d. 1983)
18 Feb 1948 - 13 Jun 1951  Patrick McGilligan                 (b. 1889 - d. 1979)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  Sean MacEntee (2nd time)           (s.a.)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  Gerard Sweetman                    (b. 1908 - d. 1970)
20 Mar 1957 - 21 Apr 1965  James Ryan                         (b. 1891 - d. 1970)
21 Apr 1965 - 10 Nov 1966  John Lynch                         (b. 1917 - d. 1999)
10 Nov 1966 -  7 May 1970  Charles Haughey (1st time)         (b. 1925 - d. 2006)
 9 May 1970 - 14 Mar 1973  George Colley (1st time)           (b. 1925 - d. 1983)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Richie Ryan                        (b. 1929)
 5 Jul 1977 - 11 Dec 1979  George Colley (2nd time)           (s.a.)
12 Dec 1979 - 16 Dec 1980  Michael O'Kennedy                  (b. 1936)
16 Dec 1980 - 30 Jun 1981  Gene Fitzgerald                    (b. 1932 - d. 2007)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  John Bruton (1st time)             (b. 1947)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Ray MacSharry (1st time)           (b. 1938)
14 Dec 1982 - 14 Feb 1986  Alan Dukes                         (b. 1945)
14 Feb 1986 - 10 Mar 1987  John Bruton (2nd time)             (s.a.)
10 Mar 1987 - 24 Nov 1988  Ray MacSharry (2nd time)           (s.a.)
24 Nov 1988 -  7 Nov 1991  Albert Reynolds                    (b. 1932 - d. 2014)
 8 Nov 1991 - 14 Nov 1991  Charles Haughey (2nd time)         (s.a.)
14 Nov 1991 - 15 Dec 1994  Bertie Ahern                       (b. 1951)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Ruairí Quinn                       (b. 1946)
26 Jun 1997 - 29 Sep 2004  Charlie McCreevy                   (b. 1949)
29 Sep 2004 -  7 May 2008  Brian Cowen                        (b. 1960)
 7 May 2008 -  9 Mar 2011  Brian Lenihan                      (b. 1959 - d. 2011)
 9 Mar 2011 -              Michael Noonan                     (b. 1943)

Justice, Equality and Law Reform

22 Jan 1919                Department of Home Affairs
 2 Jun 1924                Department of Justice
 8 Jul 1997                Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Ministers
22 Jan 1919 -  1 Apr 1919  Michael Collins                    (b. 1890 - d. 1922)
 2 Apr 1919 - 26 Aug 1921  Arthur Griffith                    (b. 1872 - d. 1922)
26 Aug 1921 -  9 Jan 1922  Austin Stack                       (b. 1879 - d. 1929)
10 Jan 1922 -  9 Sep 1922  Eamonn Duggan                      (b. 1874 - d. 1936)
30 Aug 1922 - 10 Jul 1927  Kevin O'Higgins                    (b. 1892 - d. 1927)
14 Jul 1927 - 12 Oct 1927  William Thomas Cosgrave            (b. 1880 - d. 1965)
12 Oct 1927 -  9 Mar 1932  James FitzGerald-Kenney            (b. 1878 - d. 1956)
 9 Mar 1932 -  8 Feb 1933  James Geoghegan                    (b. 1886 - d. 1951)
 8 Feb 1933 -  8 Sep 1939  Patrick J. Ruttledge               (b. 1892 - d. 1952)
 8 Sep 1939 - 18 Feb 1948  Gerald Boland (1st time)           (b. 1885 - d. 1973)
18 Feb 1948 -  7 Mar 1951  Sean MacEoin                       (b. 1893 - d. 1973)
 7 Mar 1951 - 13 Jun 1951  Daniel Morrissey                   (b. ... - d. 1981)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  Gerald Boland (2nd time)           (s.a.)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  James Everett                      (b. 1889 - d. 1967)
20 Mar 1957 - 11 Oct 1961  Oscar Traynor                      (b. 1886 - d. 1963)
11 Oct 1961 -  8 Oct 1964  Charles Haughey                    (b. 1925 - d. 2006)
 8 Oct 1964 -  3 Nov 1964  Sean F. Lemass                     (b. 1899 - d. 1971)
 3 Nov 1964 - 26 Mar 1968  Brian Lenihan                      (b. 1930 - d. 1995)
27 Mar 1968 -  5 May 1970  Michael Moran                      (b. 1912 - d. 1983)
 7 May 1970 - 14 Mar 1973  Desmond O'Malley                   (b. 1939)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Patrick Cooney                     (b. 1931)
 5 Jul 1977 - 30 Jun 1981  Gerard Collins (1st time)          (b. 1938)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Jim Mitchell                       (b. 1946 - d. 2002)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Sean Doherty                       (b. 1944 - d. 2005)
14 Dec 1982 - 14 Feb 1986  Michael Noonan                     (b. 1943)
14 Feb 1986 - 10 Mar 1987  Alan Dukes                         (b. 1945)
10 Mar 1987 - 12 Jul 1989  Gerard Collins (2nd time)          (s.a.)
12 Jul 1989 - 11 Feb 1992  Ray Burke                          (b. 1943)
11 Feb 1992 -  4 Jan 1993  Padraig Flynn                      (b. 1939)
 4 Jan 1993 - 15 Dec 1994  Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (f)          (b. 1950)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Nora Owen (f)                      (b. 1945)
26 Jun 1997 -  6 Jun 2002  John O'Donoghue                    (b. 1956)
 6 Jun 2002 - 14 Jun 2007  Michael McDowell                   (b. 1951)
14 Jun 2007 -  7 May 2008  Brian Lenihan                      (b. 1959 - d. 2011)
 7 May 2008 - 20 Jan 2011  Dermot Ahern                       (b. 1955)
20 Jan 2011 -  9 Mar 2011  Brendan Smith                      (b. 1956)
 9 Mar 2011 -  8 May 2014  Alan Shatter                       (b. 1951)
 8 May 2014 -              Frances Fitzgerald (f)             (b. 1950)

Labour

 2 Apr 1919                Department of Labour
21 Jan 1993                Department of Equality and Law Reform

Ministers
 2 Apr 1919 -  9 Jan 1922  Constance Gore-Booth, Countess
                           Markievicz (f)                     (b. 1868 - d. 1927)
11 Jan 1922 -  9 Sep 1922  Joseph McGrath                     (b. 1887 - d. 1966)
17 Jul 1922 -  9 Sep 1922    Patrick Hogan                    (b. 1891 - d. 1936)
                             (acting for McGrath)
13 Jul 1966 -  2 Jul 1969  Patrick J. Hillery                 (b. 1923 - d. 2008)
 2 Jul 1969 - 14 Mar 1973  Joseph Brennan                     (b. 1912 - d. 1980)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Michael O'Leary                    (b. 1936 - d. 2006)
 5 Jul 1977 - 16 Dec 1980  Gene Fitzgerald (1st time)         (b. 1932 - d. 2007)
16 Dec 1980 - 30 Jun 1981  Tom Nolan                          (b. 1921 - d. 1992)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Liam Kavanagh (1st time)           (b. 1935)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Gene Fitzgerald (2nd time)         (s.a.)
14 Dec 1982 - 13 Dec 1983  Liam Kavanagh (2nd time)           (s.a.)
13 Dec 1983 - 20 Jan 1987  Ruairí Quinn                       (b. 1946)
20 Jan 1987 - 10 Mar 1987  Gemma Hussey (f)                   (b. 1938)
10 Mar 1987 - 14 Nov 1991  Bertie Ahern                       (b. 1951)
14 Nov 1991 - 11 Feb 1992  Michael O'Kennedy                  (b. 1936)
11 Feb 1992 - 12 Jan 1993  Brian Cowen                        (b. 1960)
12 Jan 1993 - 17 Nov 1994  Mervyn Taylor (1st time)           (b. 1931)
18 Nov 1994 - 15 Dec 1994  Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (f)          (b. 1950)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Mervyn Taylor (2nd time)           (s.a.)
26 Jun 1997 -  8 Jul 1997  John O'Donoghue                    (b. 1956)

Public Expenditure and Reform

Ministers
 9 Mar 2011 -  6 May 2016  Brendan Howlin                     (b. 1956)
 6 May 2016 -              Paschal Donohoe                    (b. 1974)

Housing, Planning and Local Government

 2 Apr 1919                Department of Local Government
 2 Jun 1924                Department of Local Government and Public Health
22 Jan 1947                Department of Local Government
16 Aug 1977                Department of Environment
22 Jul 1997                Department of Environment and Local Government
 6 Jun 2002                Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
 9 Mar 2011                Department of Environment
 6 May 2016                Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Ministers
 2 Apr 1919 -  9 Sep 1922  William Thomas Cosgrave            (b. 1880 - d. 1965)
30 Aug 1922 - 15 Oct 1923  Ernest Blythe                      (b. 1889 - d. 1975)
15 Oct 1923 - 23 Jun 1927  James Burke                        (b. 1893 - d. ...)
23 Jun 1927 -  9 Mar 1932  Richard Mulcahy                    (b. 1886 - d. 1971)
 9 Mar 1932 -  8 Sep 1939  Sean T. O'Kelly                    (b. 1882 - d. 1966)
 8 Sep 1939 - 14 Aug 1941  Patrick J. Ruttledge               (b. 1892 - d. 1952)
15 Aug 1941 - 18 Aug 1941  Eamon de Valera                    (b. 1882 - d. 1975)
18 Aug 1941 - 18 Feb 1948  Sean MacEntee                      (b. 1889 - d. 1984)
18 Feb 1948 - 29 Apr 1949  Timothy J. Murphy                  (b. 1893 - d. 1949)
 3 May 1949 - 11 May 1949  William Norton                     (b. 1900 - d. 1963)
11 May 1949 - 13 Jun 1951  Michael Keyes                      (b. 1886 - d. 1959)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  Patrick Smith (1st time)           (b. 1901 - d. 1982)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  Patrick O'Donnell                  (b. ... - d. 1970)
20 Mar 1957 - 27 Nov 1957  Patrick Smith (2nd time)           (s.a.)
27 Nov 1957 - 10 Nov 1966  Neil Blaney                        (b. 1922 - d. 1995)
10 Nov 1966 -  7 May 1970  Kevin Boland                       (b. 1917 - d. 2001)
 9 May 1970 - 14 Mar 1973  Robert Molloy                      (b. 1936 - d. 2016)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  James Tully                        (b. 1915 - d. 1992)
 5 Jul 1977 - 15 Oct 1980  Sylvester Barrett                  (b. 1926 - d. 2002)
15 Oct 1980 - 30 Jun 1981  Ray Burke (1st time)               (b. 1943)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Peter Barry                        (b. 1928 - d. 2016)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Ray Burke (2nd time)               (s.a.)
14 Dec 1982 - 13 Dec 1983  Dick Spring                        (b. 1950)
13 Dec 1983 - 14 Feb 1986  Liam Kavanagh                      (b. 1935)
14 Feb 1986 - 10 Mar 1987  John Boland                        (b. 1944 - d. 2000)
10 Mar 1987 -  8 Nov 1991  Padraig Flynn                      (b. 1939)
 9 Nov 1991 - 14 Nov 1991  John P. Wilson                     (b. 1923 - d. 2007)
14 Nov 1991 - 11 Feb 1992  Rory O'Hanlon                      (b. 1934)
11 Feb 1992 - 15 Dec 1994  Michael Smith                      (b. 1940)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Brendan Howlin                     (b. 1956)
26 Jun 1997 -  6 Jun 2002  Noel Dempsey                       (b. 1953)
 6 Jun 2002 - 29 Sep 2004  Martin Cullen                      (b. 1954)
29 Sep 2004 - 14 Jun 2007  Dick Roche                         (b. 1947)
14 Jun 2007 -  9 Mar 2011  John Gormley                       (b. 1959)
 9 Mar 2011 - 11 Jul 2014  Phil Hogan                         (b. 1960)
11 Jul 2014 -  6 May 2016  Alan Kelly                         (b. 1975)
 6 May 2016 -              Simon Coveney                      (b. 1972)

Health

22 Jan 1947                Department of Health
12 Jul 1997                Department of Health and Children
 9 Mar 2011                Department of Health

Ministers
22 Jan 1947 - 18 Feb 1948  James Ryan (1st time)              (b. 1891 - d. 1970)
18 Feb 1948 - 11 Apr 1951  Noel Browne                        (b. 1915 - d. 1997)
12 Apr 1951 - 13 Jun 1951  John A. Costello                   (b. 1891 - d. 1976)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  James Ryan (2nd time)              (s.a.)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  Thomas O'Higgins                   (b. 1916 - d. 2003)
20 Mar 1957 - 21 Apr 1965  Sean MacEntee                      (b. 1889 - d. 1984)
21 Apr 1965 - 13 Jul 1966  Donogh O'Malley                    (b. 1921 - d. 1968)
13 Jul 1966 -  2 Jul 1969  Sean Flanagan                      (b. 1922 - d. 1993)
 2 Jul 1969 - 14 Mar 1973  Erskine H. Childers                (b. 1905 - d. 1974)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Brendan Corish                     (b. 1918 - d. 1990)
 5 Jul 1977 - 11 Dec 1979  Charles Haughey                    (b. 1925 - d. 2006)
12 Dec 1979 - 30 Jun 1981  Michael J. Woods (1st time)        (b. 1935)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Eileen Desmond (f)                 (b. 1932 - d. 2005)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Michael J. Woods (2nd time)        (s.a.)
14 Dec 1982 - 20 Jan 1987  Barry Desmond                      (b. 1935)
20 Jan 1987 - 10 Mar 1987  John Boland                        (b. 1944 - d. 2000)
10 Mar 1987 - 14 Nov 1991  Rory O'Hanlon                      (b. 1934)
14 Nov 1991 - 11 Feb 1992  Mary O'Rourke (f)                  (b. 1937)
11 Feb 1992 - 12 Jan 1993  John O'Connell                     (b. 1930 - d. 2013)
12 Jan 1993 - 17 Nov 1994  Brendan Howlin                     (b. 1956)
18 Nov 1994 - 15 Dec 1994  Michael J. Woods (3rd time)        (s.a.)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Michael Noonan                     (b. 1943)
26 Jun 1997 - 27 Jan 2000  Brian Cowen                        (b. 1960)
27 Jan 2000 - 29 Sep 2004  Micheál Martin                     (b. 1960)
29 Sep 2004 - 20 Jan 2011  Mary Harney (f)                    (b. 1953)
20 Jan 2011 -  9 Mar 2011  Mary Coughlan (f)                  (b. 1965)
 9 Mar 2011 - 11 Jul 2014  James Reilly                       (b. 1955)
11 Jul 2014 -  6 May 2016  Leo Varadkar                       (b. 1979)
 6 May 2016 -              Simon Harris                       (b. 1986)

Children and Youth Affairs

 9 Mar 2011                Department of Children
 6 May 2016                Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Ministers
 9 Mar 2011 -  8 May 2014  Frances Fitzgerald (f)             (b. 1950)
 8 May 2014 - 11 Jul 2014  Charlie Flanagan                   (b. 1956)
11 Jul 2014 -  6 May 2016  James Reilly                       (b. 1955)
 6 May 2016 -              Katherine Zappone (f)              (b. 1953)

Social Protection

22 Jan 1947                Department of Social Welfare
12 Jul 1997                Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs
 6 Jun 2002                Department of Social and Family Affairs
 9 Mar 2011                Department of Social Protection

Ministers
22 Jan 1947 - 18 Feb 1948  James Ryan (1st time)              (b. 1891 - d. 1970)
18 Feb 1948 - 13 Jun 1951  William Norton                     (b. 1900 - d. 1963)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  James Ryan (2nd time)              (s.a.)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  Brendan Corish (1st time)          (b. 1918 - d. 1990)
20 Mar 1957 - 27 Nov 1957  Patrick Smith                      (b. 1901 - d. 1982)
27 Nov 1957 - 11 Oct 1961  Sean MacEntee                      (b. 1889 - d. 1984)
11 Oct 1961 - 10 Nov 1966  Kevin Boland (1st time)            (b. 1917 - d. 2001)
10 Nov 1966 -  2 Jul 1969  Joseph Brennan (1st time)          (b. 1912 - d. 1980)
 2 Jul 1969 -  7 May 1970  Kevin Boland (2nd time)            (s.a.)
 9 May 1970 - 14 Mar 1973  Joseph Brennan (2nd time)          (s.a.)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Brendan Corish (2nd time)          (s.a.)
 5 Jul 1977 - 11 Dec 1979  Charles Haughey                    (b. 1925 - d. 2006)
12 Dec 1979 - 30 Jun 1981  Michael J. Woods (1st time)        (b. 1935)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Eileen Desmond (f)                 (b. 1932 - d. 2005)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Michael J. Woods (2nd time)        (s.a.)
14 Dec 1982 - 14 Feb 1986  Barry Desmond                      (b. 1935)
14 Feb 1986 - 10 Mar 1987  Gemma Hussey (f)                   (b. 1938)
10 Mar 1987 - 14 Nov 1991  Michael J. Woods (3rd time)        (s.a.)
14 Nov 1991 - 11 Feb 1992  Brendan Daly                       (b. 1940)
11 Feb 1992 - 12 Jan 1993  Charlie McCreevy                   (b. 1949)
12 Jan 1993 - 15 Dec 1994  Michael J. Woods (4th time)        (s.a.)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Proinsias De Rossa                 (b. 1940)
26 Jun 1997 -  6 Jun 2002  Dermot Ahern                       (b. 1955)
 6 Jun 2002 - 29 Sep 2004  Mary Coughlan (f)                  (b. 1965)
29 Sep 2004 - 14 Jun 2007  Seamus Brennan                     (b. 1948 - d. 2008)
14 Jun 2007 -  7 May 2008  Martin Cullen                      (b. 1954)
 7 May 2008 - 23 Mar 2010  Mary Hanafin (f)                   (b. 1959)
23 Mar 2010 -  9 Mar 2011  Éamon Ó Cuív                       (b. 1950)
 9 Mar 2011 -  6 May 2016  Joan Burton (f)                    (b. 1949)
 6 May 2016 -              Leo Varadkar                       (b. 1979)

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

 9 Mar 2011                Department of Enterprise and Jobs
 6 May 2016                Dpeartment of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Ministers
 9 Mar 2011 -  6 May 2016  Richard Bruton                     (b. 1953)
 6 May 2016 -              Mary Mitchell O'Connor (f)         (b. 1959)

Economic Affairs

Ministers
26 Aug 1921 -  9 Jan 1922  Robert Barton                      (b. 1881 - d. 1975)
10 Jan 1922 -  9 Sep 1922  Kevin O'Higgins                    (b. 1892 - d. 1927)
17 Jul 1922 -  9 Sep 1922    Ernest Blythe                    (b. 1889 - d. 1975)
                             (acting for O'Higgins)

Irish

Minister
29 Jun 1920 - 26 Aug 1921  Sean T. O'Kelly                    (b. 1882 - d. 1966)

Fine Arts

Minister
26 Aug 1921 -  9 Jan 1922  George Noble, Count Plunkett       (b. 1851 - d. 1948)

Publicity

Minister
26 Aug 1921 -  9 Sep 1922  Desmond Fitzgerald                 (b. 1889 - d. 1947)

Education and Skills

26 Aug 1921                Department of Education
30 Sep 1997                Department of Education and Science
 9 Mar 2011                Department of Education and Skills

Ministers
26 Aug 1921 -  9 Jan 1922  John J. O'Kelly
11 Jan 1922 -  9 Sep 1922  Michael Hayes                      (b. 1889 - d. 1976)
                           (Ministry of the 2nd Dáil)
 1 Apr 1922 - 30 Aug 1922  Fionán Lynch                       (b. 1889 - d. 1966)
                           (Provisional Government)
17 Jul 1922 - 30 Aug 1922    Michael Hayes                    (s.a.)
                             (acting for Lynch)
30 Aug 1922 - 24 Nov 1925  Eoin MacNeill                      (b. 1867 - d. 1945)
28 Jan 1926 -  9 Mar 1932  John M. O'Sullivan                 (b. 1881 - d. 1948)
 9 Mar 1932 -  8 Sep 1939  Thomas Derrig (1st time)           (b. 1897 - d. 1956)
 8 Sep 1939 - 27 Sep 1939  Sean T. O'Kelly                    (b. 1882 - d. 1966)
27 Sep 1939 - 18 Jun 1940  Eamon de Valera                    (b. 1882 - d. 1975)
18 Jun 1940 - 18 Feb 1948  Thomas Derrig (2nd time)           (s.a.)
18 Feb 1948 - 13 Jun 1951  Richard Mulcahy (1st time)         (b. 1886 - d. 1971)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  Sean Moylan                        (b. 1888 - d. 1957)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  Richard Mulcahy (2nd time)         (s.a.)
20 Mar 1957 - 23 Jun 1959  John Lynch (1st time)              (b. 1917 - d. 1999)
23 Jun 1959 - 21 Apr 1965  Patrick J. Hillery                 (b. 1923 - d. 2008)
21 Apr 1965 - 13 Jul 1966  George Colley                      (b. 1925 - d. 1983)
13 Jul 1966 - 10 Mar 1968  Donogh O'Malley                    (b. 1921 - d. 1968)
11 Mar 1968 - 26 Mar 1968  John Lynch (2nd time)              (s.a.)
27 Mar 1968 -  2 Jul 1969  Brian Lenihan                      (b. 1930 - d. 1995)
 2 Jul 1969 - 14 Mar 1973  Padraig Faulkner                   (b. 1918 - d. 2012)
14 Mar 1973 -  2 Dec 1976  Richard Burke                      (b. 1932 - d. 2016)
 2 Dec 1976 -  5 Jul 1977  Peter Barry                        (b. 1928 - d. 2016)
 5 Jul 1977 - 30 Jun 1981  John P. Wilson                     (b. 1923 - d. 2007)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  John Boland                        (b. 1944 - d. 2000)
 9 Mar 1982 -  6 Oct 1982  Martin O'Donoghue                  (b. 1933)
 7 Oct 1982 - 27 Oct 1982  Charles Haughey                    (b. 1925 - d. 2006)
27 Oct 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Gerard Brady                       (b. 1936)
14 Dec 1982 - 14 Feb 1986  Gemma Hussey (f)                   (b. 1938)
14 Feb 1986 - 10 Mar 1987  Patrick Cooney                     (b. 1931)
10 Mar 1987 - 14 Nov 1991  Mary O'Rourke (f)                  (b. 1937)
14 Nov 1991 - 11 Feb 1992  Noel Davern                        (b. 1945 - d. 2013)
11 Feb 1992 - 12 Jan 1993  Seamus Brennan                     (b. 1948 - d. 2008)
12 Jan 1993 - 17 Nov 1994  Niamh Bhreathnach (f) (1st time)   (b. 1945)
18 Nov 1994 - 15 Dec 1994  Michael Smith                      (b. 1940)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Niamh Bhreathnach (f) (2nd time)   (s.a.)
26 Jun 1997 - 27 Jan 2000  Micheál Martin                     (b. 1960)
27 Jan 2000 -  6 Jun 2002  Michael J. Woods                   (b. 1935)
 6 Jun 2002 - 29 Sep 2004  Noel Dempsey                       (b. 1953)
29 Sep 2004 -  7 May 2008  Mary Hanafin (f)                   (b. 1959)
 7 May 2008 - 23 Mar 2010  Batt O'Keeffe                      (b. 1945)
23 Mar 2010 -  9 Mar 2011  Mary Coughlan (f)                  (b. 1965)
 9 Mar 2011 - 11 Jul 2014  Ruairí Quinn                       (b. 1946)
11 Jul 2014 -  6 May 2016  Jan O'Sullivan (f)                 (b. 1950)
 6 May 2016 -              Richard Bruton                     (b. 1953)

Agriculture, Marine and Food

26 Aug 1921                Department of Agriculture
 2 Jun 1924                Department of Lands and Agriculture
 3 Apr 1930                Department of Agriculture
 6 Jul 1965                Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
 9 Feb 1977                Department of Agriculture
31 Mar 1987                Department of Agriculture and Food
21 Jan 1993                Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
12 Jul 1997                Department of Agriculture and Food
27 Sep 1999                Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
 6 Jun 2002                Department of Agriculture and Food
14 Jun 2007                Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
 9 Mar 2011                Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food

Ministers
26 Aug 1921 -  9 Jan 1922  Art O'Connor
11 Jan 1922 -  9 Mar 1932  Patrick Hogan                      (b. 1891 - d. 1936)
 9 Mar 1932 - 21 Jan 1947  James Ryan                         (b. 1891 - d. 1970)
22 Jan 1947 - 18 Feb 1948  Patrick Smith (1st time)           (b. 1901 - d. 1982)
18 Feb 1948 - 13 Jun 1951  James Dillon (1st time)            (b. 1902 - d. 1986)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  Thomas Walsh                       (b. 1901 - d. 1956)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  James Dillon (2nd time)            (s.a.)
20 Mar 1957 - 16 May 1957  Frank Aiken (1st time)             (b. 1898 - d. 1983)
16 May 1957 - 16 Nov 1957  Sean Moylan                        (b. 1888 - d. 1957)
20 Nov 1957 - 27 Nov 1957  Frank Aiken (2nd time)             (s.a.)
27 Nov 1957 -  8 Oct 1964  Patrick Smith (2nd time)           (s.a.)
 8 Oct 1964 - 10 Nov 1966  Charles Haughey                    (b. 1925 - d. 2006)
10 Nov 1966 -  7 May 1970  Neil Blaney                        (b. 1922 - d. 1995)
 9 May 1970 - 14 Mar 1973  James Gibbons (1st time)           (b. 1924 - d. 1997)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Mark Clinton                       (b. 1915 - d. 2001)
 5 Jul 1977 - 11 Dec 1979  James Gibbons (2nd time)           (s.a.)
12 Dec 1979 - 30 Jun 1981  Ray MacSharry                      (b. 1938)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Alan Dukes                         (b. 1945)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Brian Lenihan                      (b. 1930 - d. 1995)
14 Dec 1982 - 10 Mar 1987  Austin Deasy                       (b. 1936)
10 Mar 1987 - 14 Nov 1991  Michael O'Kennedy                  (b. 1936)
14 Nov 1991 - 11 Feb 1992  Michael J. Woods                   (b. 1935)
11 Feb 1992 - 15 Dec 1994  Joe Walsh (1st time)               (b. 1943 - d. 2014)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Ivan Yates                         (b. 1959)
26 Jun 1997 - 29 Sep 2004  Joe Walsh (2nd time)               (s.a.)
29 Sep 2004 -  7 May 2008  Mary Coughlan (f)                  (b. 1965)
 7 May 2008 -  9 Mar 2011  Brendan Smith                      (b. 1956)
 9 Mar 2011 -  6 May 2016  Simon Coveney                      (b. 1972)
 6 May 2016 -              Michael Creed                      (b. 1963)

Communications, Climate and Natural Resources

26 Aug 1921                Department of Fisheries
 3 Apr 1930                Department of Lands and Fisheries
21 Jul 1937                Department of Lands
 9 Feb 1977                Department of Fisheries
15 Jul 1978                Department of Fisheries and Forestry
19 Feb 1986                Department of Tourism, Fisheries and Forestry
20 Mar 1987                Department of Marine
12 Jul 1997                Department of Marine and Natural Resources
 6 Jun 2002                Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources
14 Jun 2007                Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
 6 May 2016                Department of Communications, Climate and Natural Resources

Ministers
26 Aug 1921 -  9 Jan 1922  John Etchingham                    (b. ... - d. 1923)
14 Dec 1922 -  9 Mar 1932  Fionán Lynch                       (b. 1889 - d. 1966)
 9 Mar 1932 -  8 Feb 1933  Patrick J. Ruttledge               (b. 1892 - d. 1952)
 8 Feb 1933 - 29 May 1936  Joseph Connolly                    (b. 1886 - d. 1961)
 3 Jun 1936 - 11 Nov 1936  Frank Aiken                        (b. 1898 - d. 1983)
11 Nov 1936 -  8 Sep 1939  Gerald Boland                      (b. 1885 - d. 1973)
 8 Sep 1939 -  2 Jul 1943  Thomas Derrig (1st time)           (b. 1897 - d. 1956)
 2 Jul 1943 - 18 Feb 1948  Sean Moylan                        (b. 1888 - d. 1957)
18 Feb 1948 - 13 Jun 1951  Joseph Blowick (1st time)          (b. 1903 - d. 1970)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  Thomas Derrig (2nd time)           (s.a.)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  Joseph Blowick (2nd time)          (s.a.)
20 Mar 1957 - 23 Jul 1959  Erskine H. Childers                (b. 1905 - d. 1974)
23 Jul 1959 - 26 Mar 1968  Michael Moran                      (b. 1912 - d. 1983)
27 Mar 1968 -  2 Jul 1969  Padraig Faulkner                   (b. 1918 - d. 2012)
 2 Jul 1969 - 14 Mar 1973  Sean Flanagan                      (b. 1922 - d. 1993)
14 Mar 1973 -  2 Dec 1976  Tom Fitzpatrick (1st time)         (b. 1918 - d. 2006)
 2 Dec 1976 -  5 Jul 1977  Patrick S. Donegan                 (b. 1923 - d. 2000)
 5 Jul 1977 - 11 Dec 1979  Brian Lenihan                      (b. 1930 - d. 1995)
12 Dec 1979 - 30 Jun 1981  Patrick Power                      (b. 1928 - d. 2013)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Tom Fitzpatrick (2nd time)         (s.a.)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Brendan Daly (1st time)            (b. 1940)
14 Dec 1982 - 14 Feb 1986  Paddy O'Toole (1st time)           (b. 1938)
14 Feb 1986 - 20 Jan 1987  Liam Kavanagh                      (b. 1935)
20 Jan 1987 - 10 Mar 1987  Paddy O'Toole (2nd time)           (s.a.)
10 Mar 1987 - 12 Jul 1989  Brendan Daly (2nd time)            (s.a.)
12 Jul 1989 - 11 Feb 1992  John P. Wilson                     (b. 1923 - d. 2007)
11 Feb 1992 - 12 Jan 1993  Michael J. Woods (1st time)        (b. 1935)
12 Jan 1993 - 15 Dec 1994  David Andrews                      (b. 1936)
15 Dec 1994 - 23 May 1995  Hugh Coveney                       (b. 1935 - d. 1998)
23 May 1995 - 26 Jun 1997  Sean Barrett                       (b. 1944)
26 Jun 1997 - 27 Jan 2000  Michael J. Woods (2nd time)        (s.a.)
27 Jan 2000 -  6 Jun 2002  Frank Fahey                        (b. 1951)
 6 Jun 2002 - 29 Sep 2004  Dermot Ahern                       (b. 1955)
29 Sep 2004 - 14 Jun 2007  Noel Dempsey                       (b. 1953)
14 Jun 2007 -  9 Mar 2011  Eamon Ryan                         (b. 1963)
 9 Mar 2011 - 11 Jul 2014  Pat Rabbitte                       (b. 1949)
11 Jul 2014 -  6 May 2016  Alex White                         (b. 1958)
 6 May 2016 -              Denis Naughten                     (b. 1973)

Communications

 1 Apr 1922                Post Office
 2 Jun 1924                Department of Posts and Telegraphs
 2 Jan 1984                Department of Communications

Postmaster-General (from 2 Jun 1924, ministers)
 1 Apr 1922 - 12 Oct 1927  James J. Walsh                     (b. 1880 - d. 1948)
12 Oct 1927 -  9 Mar 1932  Ernest Blythe                      (b. 1889 - d. 1975)
 9 Mar 1932 -  8 Feb 1933  Joseph Connolly                    (b. 1886 - d. 1961)
 8 Feb 1933 - 11 Nov 1936  Gerald Boland                      (b. 1885 - d. 1973)
11 Nov 1936 -  8 Sep 1939  Oscar Traynor                      (b. 1886 - d. 1963)
 8 Sep 1939 - 27 Sep 1939  Thomas Derrig                      (b. 1897 - d. 1956)
27 Sep 1939 - 18 Feb 1948  Patrick Little                     (b. 1884 - d. 1963)
18 Feb 1948 - 13 Jun 1951  James Everett                      (b. 1889 - d. 1967)
13 Jun 1951 -  2 Jun 1954  Erskine H. Childers (1st time)     (b. 1905 - d. 1974)
 2 Jun 1954 - 20 Mar 1957  Michael Keyes                      (b. 1886 - d. 1959)
20 Mar 1957 -  4 Dec 1957  Neil Blaney                        (b. 1922 - d. 1995)
 4 Dec 1957 - 23 Jun 1959  John Ormonde                       (b. 1905 - d. 1981)
23 Jun 1959 - 21 Apr 1965  Michael Hilliard                   (b. 1903 - d. 1982)
21 Apr 1965 - 10 Nov 1966  Joseph Brennan                     (b. 1912 - d. 1980)
10 Nov 1966 -  2 Jul 1969  Erskine H. Childers (2nd time)     (s.a.)
 2 Jul 1969 -  9 May 1970  Patrick J. Lalor                   (b. 1926 - d. 2016)
 9 May 1970 - 14 Mar 1973  Gerard Collins                     (b. 1938)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Conor Cruise O'Brien               (b. 1917 - d. 2008)
 5 Jul 1977 - 11 Dec 1979  Padraig Faulkner                   (b. 1918 - d. 2012)
12 Dec 1979 - 30 Jun 1981  Albert Reynolds                    (b. 1932 - d. 2014)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Patrick Cooney                     (b. 1931)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  John P. Wilson (1st time)          (b. 1923 - d. 2007)
14 Dec 1982 - 10 Mar 1987  Jim Mitchell                       (b. 1946 - d. 2002)
10 Mar 1987 - 31 Mar 1987  John P. Wilson (2nd time)          (s.a.)
31 Mar 1987 -  6 Feb 1991  Ray Burke                          (b. 1943)

Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht

 2 Jun 1956                Department of the Gaeltacht
21 Jan 1993                Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht
12 Jul 1997                Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands
 6 Jun 2002                Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
 9 Mar 2011                Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht
 6 May 2016                Department of Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht

Ministers
 2 Jun 1956 - 24 Oct 1956  Richard Mulcahy                    (b. 1886 - d. 1971)
24 Oct 1956 - 20 Mar 1957  Patrick J. Lindsay                 (b. 1914 - d. 1993)
20 Mar 1957 - 26 Jun 1957  John Lynch                         (b. 1917 - d. 1999)
26 Jun 1957 - 23 Jul 1959  Michael Moran (1st time)           (b. 1912 - d. 1983)
23 Jul 1959 - 11 Oct 1961  Gerald Bartley                     (b. 1898 - d. 1974)
11 Oct 1961 - 26 Mar 1968  Michael Moran (2nd time)           (s.a.)
27 Mar 1968 -  2 Jul 1969  Padraig Faulkner                   (b. 1918 - d. 2012)
 2 Jul 1969 - 14 Mar 1973  George Colley                      (b. 1925 - d. 1983)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Tom O'Donnell                      (b. 1926)
 5 Jul 1977 - 11 Dec 1979  Denis Gallagher (1st time)         (b. 1922 - d. 2001)
12 Dec 1979 - 30 Jun 1981  Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (f)          (b. 1950)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Paddy O'Toole (1st time)           (b. 1938)
 9 Mar 1982 - 27 Oct 1982  Padraig Flynn                      (b. 1939)
27 Oct 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Denis Gallagher (2nd time)         (s.a.)
14 Dec 1982 - 10 Mar 1987  Paddy O'Toole (2nd time)           (s.a.)
10 Mar 1987 - 11 Feb 1992  Charles Haughey                    (b. 1925 - d. 2006)
11 Feb 1992 - 12 Jan 1993  John P. Wilson                     (b. 1923 - d. 2007)
12 Jan 1993 - 17 Nov 1994  Michael D. Higgins (1st time)      (b. 1941)
18 Nov 1994 - 15 Dec 1994  Bertie Ahern                       (b. 1951)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Michael D. Higgins (2nd time)      (s.a.)
26 Jun 1997 -  6 Jun 2002  Síle de Valera (f)                 (b. 1954)
 6 Jun 2002 - 23 Mar 2010  Éamon Ó Cuív                       (b. 1950)
23 Mar 2010 -  9 Mar 2011  Pat Carey                          (b. 1947)
 9 Mar 2011 - 11 Jul 2014  Jimmy Deenihan                     (b. 1952)
11 Jul 2014 -              Heather Humphreys (f)

Transport, Tourism and Sport

27 Jul 1959                Department of Transport and Power
23 Sep 1977                Department of Tourism and Transport
25 Jan 1980                Department of Transport
20 Mar 1987                Department of Tourism and Transport
 7 Feb 1991                Department of Tourism, Transport and Communications
22 Jan 1993                Department of Transport, Energy and Communications
12 Jul 1997                Department of Public Enterprise
 6 Jun 2002                Department of Transport
14 Jun 2007                Department of Transport and Marine
 9 Mar 2011                Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Ministers
27 Jul 1959 -  2 Jul 1969  Erskine H. Childers                (b. 1905 - d. 1974)
 2 Jul 1969 -  3 Jan 1973  Brian Lenihan                      (b. 1930 - d. 1995)
 3 Jan 1973 - 14 Mar 1973  Michael O'Kennedy                  (b. 1936)
14 Mar 1973 -  2 Dec 1976  Peter Barry                        (b. 1928 - d. 2016)
 2 Dec 1976 -  5 Jul 1977  Tom Fitzpatrick                    (b. 1918 - d. 2006)
 5 Jul 1977 - 11 Dec 1979  Padraig Faulkner                   (b. 1918 - d. 2012)
12 Dec 1979 - 25 Jan 1980  George Colley                      (b. 1925 - d. 1983)
25 Jan 1980 - 30 Jun 1981  Albert Reynolds                    (b. 1932 - d. 2014)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Patrick Cooney                     (b. 1931)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  John P. Wilson (1st time)          (b. 1923 - d. 2007)
14 Dec 1982 - 10 Mar 1987  Jim Mitchell                       (b. 1946 - d. 2002)
20 Mar 1987 - 31 Mar 1987  Ray MacSharry                      (b. 1938)
31 Mar 1987 - 12 Jul 1989  John P. Wilson (2nd time)          (s.a.)
12 Jul 1989 - 11 Feb 1992  Seamus Brennan (1st time)          (b. 1948 - d. 2008)
11 Feb 1992 - 12 Jan 1993  Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (f)          (b. 1950)
12 Jan 1993 - 22 Jan 1993  Charlie McCreevy                   (b. 1949)
22 Jan 1993 - 15 Dec 1994  Brian Cowen                        (b. 1960)
15 Dec 1994 - 30 Nov 1996  Michael Lowry                      (b. 1954)
30 Nov 1996 -  3 Dec 1996  John Bruton                        (b. 1947)
 3 Dec 1996 - 26 Jun 1997  Alan Dukes                         (b. 1945)
26 Jun 1997 -  6 Jun 2002  Mary O'Rourke (f)                  (b. 1937)
 6 Jun 2002 - 29 Sep 2004  Seamus Brennan (2nd time)          (s.a.)
29 Sep 2004 - 14 Jun 2007  Martin Cullen                      (b. 1954)
14 Jun 2007 - 20 Jan 2011  Noel Dempsey                       (b. 1953)
20 Jan 2011 -  9 Mar 2011  Pat Carey                          (b. 1947)
 9 Mar 2011 - 11 Jul 2014  Leo Varadkar                       (b. 1979)
11 Jul 2014 -  6 May 2016  Paschal Donohoe                    (b. 1974)
 6 May 2016 -              Shane Ross                         (b. 1949)

Public Service

Ministers
 1 Nov 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Richie Ryan                        (b. 1929)
 5 Jul 1977 - 11 Dec 1979  George Colley                      (b. 1925 - d. 1983)
12 Dec 1979 - 24 Mar 1980  Michael O'Kennedy                  (b. 1936)
24 Mar 1980 - 30 Jun 1981  Gene Fitzgerald (1st time)         (b. 1932 - d. 2007)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Liam Kavanagh                      (b. 1935)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Gene Fitzgerald (2nd time)         (s.a.)
14 Dec 1982 - 14 Feb 1986  John Boland                        (b. 1944 - d. 2000)
14 Feb 1986 - 20 Jan 1987  Ruairí Quinn                       (b. 1946)
20 Jan 1987 - 10 Mar 1987  John Bruton                        (b. 1947)
10 Mar 1987 - 20 Mar 1987  Ray MacSharry                      (b. 1938)

Economic Planning and Development

Ministers
 8 Jul 1977 - 11 Dec 1979  Martin O'Donoghue                  (b. 1933)
12 Dec 1979 - 21 Jan 1980  Michael O'Kennedy                  (b. 1936)

Arts, Sport and Tourism

21 Jan 1980                Department of Energy
21 Aug 1981                Department of Industry and Energy
17 Dec 1983                Department of Energy
22 Jan 1993                Department of Tourism and Trade
12 Jul 1997                Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation
 6 Jun 2002                Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism

Ministers
21 Jan 1980 - 22 Jan 1980  Michael O'Kennedy                  (b. 1936)
22 Jan 1980 - 30 Jun 1981  George Colley                      (b. 1925 - d. 1983)
30 Jun 1981 -  9 Mar 1982  Michael O'Leary                    (b. 1936 - d. 2006)
 9 Mar 1982 - 14 Dec 1982  Albert Reynolds (1st time)         (b. 1932 - d. 2014)
14 Dec 1982 - 13 Dec 1983  John Bruton                        (b. 1947)
13 Dec 1983 - 20 Jan 1987  Dick Spring                        (b. 1950)
20 Jan 1987 - 10 Mar 1987  Michael Noonan                     (b. 1943)
10 Mar 1987 - 24 Nov 1988  Ray Burke                          (b. 1943)
24 Nov 1988 - 12 Jul 1989  Michael Smith                      (b. 1940)
12 Jul 1989 -  4 Jan 1993  Robert Molloy                      (b. 1936 - d. 2016)
 4 Nov 1992 - 12 Jan 1993  Albert Reynolds (2nd time)         (s.a.)
12 Jan 1993 - 22 Jan 1993  Brian Cowen                        (b. 1960)
22 Jan 1993 - 15 Dec 1994  Charlie McCreevy                   (b. 1949)
15 Dec 1994 - 26 Jun 1997  Enda Kenny                         (b. 1951)
26 Jun 1997 -  6 Jun 2002  Jim McDaid                         (b. 1949)
 6 Jun 2002 - 14 Jun 2007  John O'Donoghue                    (b. 1956)
14 Jun 2007 -  7 May 2008  Seamus Brennan                     (b. 1948 - d. 2008)
 7 May 2008 - 23 Mar 2010  Martin Cullen                      (b. 1954)
23 Mar 2010 -  9 Mar 2011  Mary Hanafin (f)                   (b. 1959)

Without portfolio

Ministers
30 Aug 1922 -  6 Dec 1922  Eamonn Duggan                      (b. 1874 - d. 1936)
30 Aug 1922 -  6 Dec 1922  Fionán Lynch                       (b. 1889 - d. 1966)
23 Jul 1959 - 27 Jul 1959  Erskine H. Childers                (b. 1905 - d. 1974)
18 Dec 1972 -  3 Jan 1973  Michael O'Kennedy                  (b. 1936)
 5 Jul 1977 -  8 Jul 1977  Martin O'Donoghue                  (b. 1933)

Parliament


Dáil Éireann

Chairmen (Ceann Comhairle)
21 Jan 1919                Cathal Brugha                      (b. 1874 - d. 1922)
22 Jan 1919                George Noble, Count Plunkett       (b. 1851 - d. 1948)
22 Jan 1919 - 16 Aug 1921  Sean T. O'Kelly                    (b. 1882 - d. 1966)
16 Aug 1921 -  9 Sep 1922  Eoin MacNeill                      (b. 1867 - d. 1945)
 9 Sep 1922 -  9 Mar 1932  Michael Hayes                      (b. 1889 - d. 1976)
 9 Mar 1932 - 13 Jun 1951  Frank Fahy                         (b. 1880 - d. 1953)
13 Jun 1951 - 14 Nov 1967  Patrick Hogan                      (b. 1889 - d. 1969)
14 Nov 1967 - 14 Mar 1973  Cormac Breslin                     (b. 1902 - d. 1978)
14 Mar 1973 -  5 Jul 1977  Sean Treacy (1st time)             (b. 1923)
 5 Jul 1977 - 13 Jul 1980  Joseph Brennan                     (b. 1912 - d. 1980)
15 Oct 1980 - 30 Jun 1981  Padraig Faulkner                   (b. 1918 - d. 2012)
                           (acting to 16 Oct 1980)
30 Jun 1981 - 14 Dec 1982  John O'Connell                     (b. 1930 - d. 2013)
14 Dec 1982 - 10 Mar 1987  Tom Fitzpatrick                    (b. 1918 - d. 2006)
10 Mar 1987 - 26 Jun 1997  Sean Treacy (2nd time)             (s.a.)
26 Jun 1997 -  6 Jun 2002  Seamus Pattison                    (b. 1936)
 6 Jun 2002 - 14 Jun 2007  Rory O'Hanlon                      (b. 1934)
14 Jun 2007 - 13 Oct 2009  John O'Donoghue                    (b. 1956)
13 Oct 2009 -  9 Mar 2011  Seamus Kirk                        (b. 1945)
 9 Mar 2011 - 10 Mar 2016  Sean Barrett                       (b. 1944)
10 Mar 2016 -              Seán Ó Fearghaíl                   (b. 1960)

Seanad Éireann

Chairmen (Cathaoirleach)
11 Dec 1922 - 12 Dec 1922  George Sigerson                    (b. 1836 - d. 1925)
12 Dec 1922 - 12 Dec 1928  James Henry Mussen Campbell,
                           Baron Glenavy                      (b. 1851 - d. 1931)
12 Dec 1928 - 29 May 1936  Thomas Westropp Bennett            (b. 1867 - d. 1962)
27 Apr 1938 -  8 Sep 1943  Sean Gibbons                       (b. 1883 - d. 1952)
 8 Sep 1943 - 21 Apr 1948  Sean Goulding                      (b. 1877 - d. 1959)
21 Apr 1948 - 14 Aug 1951  Timothy J. O'Donovan               (b. 1881 - d. 1951)
14 Aug 1951 - 22 Jul 1954  Liam Ó Buachalla (1st time)        (b. 1899 - d. 1970)
22 Jul 1954 - 22 May 1957  Patrick F. Baxter                  (b. 1891 - d. 1959)
22 May 1957 -  5 Nov 1969  Liam Ó Buachalla (2nd time)        (s.a.)
 5 Nov 1969 -  3 Jan 1973  Michael Yeats                      (b. 1921 - d. 2007)
 3 Jan 1973 -  1 Jun 1973  Mícheál Cranitch                   (b. 1912 - d. 1999)
 1 Jun 1973 - 27 Oct 1977  James Dooge                        (b. 1922 - d. 2010)
27 Oct 1977 -  8 Oct 1981  Seamus Dolan                       (b. 1914 - d. 2010)
 8 Oct 1981 - 13 May 1982  Charlie McDonald                   (b. 1935)
13 May 1982 - 23 Feb 1983  Tras Honan (f) (1st time)          (b. 1930)
23 Feb 1983 - 25 Apr 1987  Patrick J. Reynolds                (b. 1920 - d. 2003)
25 Apr 1987 -  1 Nov 1989  Tras Honan (f) (2nd time)          (s.a.)
 1 Nov 1989 - 23 Jan 1992  Sean Doherty                       (b. 1944 - d. 2005)
23 Jan 1992 -  4 Jul 1995  Sean Fallon                        (b. 1937 - d. 1995)
 4 Jul 1995 - 16 Nov 1996  Liam Naughten                      (b. 1944 - d. 1996)
                           (acting to 12 Jul 1995)
16 Nov 1996 - 27 Nov 1996  Brian Mullooly (1st time) (acting) (b. 1935)
27 Nov 1996 - 17 Sep 1997  Liam T. Cosgrave                   (b. 1956)
17 Sep 1997 - 12 Sep 2002  Brian Mullooly (2nd time)          (s.a.)
12 Sep 2002 - 13 Sep 2007  Rory Kiely                         (b. 1934)
13 Sep 2007 - 25 May 2011  Pat Moylan                         (b. 1946)
25 May 2011 -  8 Jun 2016  Paddy Burke                        (b. 1955)
 8 Jun 2016 -              Denis O'Donovan                    (b. 1955)