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Encyclopedia > Minister of State (Ireland)

A Minister of State, in the Republic of Ireland, is a junior minister of non-cabinet rank, attached to one or more Departments of State of the cabinet. Unlike other cabinet ministers who are appointed by the President of Ireland on the advice of the Taoiseach, with the prior nomination of Dáil Éireann, Ministers of State are appointed by the cabinet, on nomination of the Taoiseach. A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... The Government (Irish: Rialtas) is the cabinet that exercises executive authority in the Republic of Ireland. ... The President of Ireland (Irish: Uachtarán na hÉireann) is the head of state of the Republic of Ireland. ... In constitutional law, Advice is formal, usually binding instruction given by a constitutional officer of state to another. ... The Taoiseach (plural: Taoisigh) or, more formally, An Taoiseach, is the head of government of the Republic of Ireland and the leader of the Irish cabinet1. ... Dáil Éireann[1] is the lower house of the Oireachtas (parliament) of the Republic of Ireland. ...


The post of Minister of State was created by an Act of the Oireachtas in 1977 and commenced in 1978. The position was created to replace the post of Parliamentary Secretary, the junior rank of ministers which had existed from 1924 until 1978. The original act of 1977 the number of Ministers of State was limited to 10, in 1980 this was raised to 15, in 1995 it was raised to the present 17. The Republic of Ireland has a common law legal system with four main sources of law: Constitution of Ireland (Bunreacht na hÉireann) Legislation Primary Legislation - Acts of the Oireachtas Secondary Legislation - Statutory Instrument Case law European Community Law Historical The state became independent in 1922 as the Irish Free... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to appoint parliamentary secretaries (in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, parliamentary assistants) from their caucus to assist cabinet ministers with their work. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

  • Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach
  • Parliamentary Secretaries of the 19th Dáil
  • Parliamentary Secretaries of the 20th Dáil
  • Ministers of State of the 21st Dáil
  • Ministers of State of the 22nd Dáil
  • Ministers of State of the 23rd Dáil
  • Ministers of State of the 24th Dáil
  • Ministers of State of the 25th Dáil
  • Ministers of State of the 26th Dáil
  • Ministers of State of the 27th Dáil
  • Ministers of State of the 28th Dáil
  • Ministers of State of the 29th Dáil

The Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach is essentially the Irish Government Chief Whip and is the most senior Minister of State. ... On July 2, 1969 the 13th Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. ... On July 5, 1977 the 14th Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. ... On July 5, 1977 the 15th Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. ... On June 30, 1981 the 17th Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. ... On March 9, 1982 the 18th Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. ... On December 14, 1982 the 19th Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. ... On March 10, 1987 the 20th Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. ... On July 12, 1989 the 21st Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. ... On January 12, 1993 the 23rd Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. ... On June 26, 1997 the 25th Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. ... On June 6, 2002 the 26th Government of Ireland was officially appointed by Dáil Éireann. ...

External link

  • Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1977

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