The Taoiseach has announced the appointment of Richard Bruton as Minister for Communications as Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment.
He replaces Denis Naughten, who resigned on Thursday following controversy over a number of meetings held with a businessman involved in the final bid for the National Broadband Contract.
Looking forward to this new challenge, working on some of the most crucial issues currently facing the country. I am committed to implementing the National Broadband Plan, which will deliver broadband to over 500,000 homes, schools and businesses across the country.
— Richard Bruton (@RichardbrutonTD) October 13, 2018
As a result of the ministerial changes Joe McHugh TD becomes Minister for Education & Skills while Sean Kyne TD takes over as Chief Whip and Minister for the Gaeltacht & the islands;
— Joe McHugh (@McHughJoeTD) October 13, 2018
Sean Canney becomes Minister of State at the Departments of Rural & Community Development and Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment.