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General Election of 24 May 2007
The Government during 30th Dáil

27th Government

14 June 2007

Office      Appointed      Previous

Taoiseach Fianna Fáil Bertie Ahern -
Tánaiste Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen Progressive Democrats Michael McDowell

Finance Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen -
Foreign Affairs Fianna Fáil Dermot Ahern -
Defence Fianna Fáil Willie O'Dea -
Agriculture & Food Fianna Fáil Mary Coughlan -
Education & Science Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin -
Justice Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan Progressive Democrats Michael McDowell
Environment, Heritage & Local Government Greens John Gormley Fianna Fáil Dick Roche
Health Progressive Democrats Mary Harney -
Enterprise, Trade & Employment Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin -
Communications Green Eamon Ryan Fianna Fáil Noel Dempsey
Transport Fianna Fáil Noel Dempsey Fianna Fáil Martin Cullen
Social & Family Affairs Fianna Fáil Martin Cullen Fianna Fáil Seamus Brennan
Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs Fianna Fáil Eamon O Cúiv -
Arts, Sport & Tourism Fianna Fáil Seamus Brennan Fianna Fáil John O'Donoghue

Chief Whip Fianna Fáil Tom Kitt -
Attorney General Paul Gallagher Rory Brady

28th Government

7 May 2008

Office      Appointed      Previous

Taoiseach Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen Fianna Fáil Bertie Ahern
Tánaiste Fianna Fáil Mary Coughlan Fiaana Fáil Brian Cowen

Finance Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen
Foreign Affairs Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin Fianna Fáil Dermot Ahern
Defence Fianna Fáil Willie O'Dea -
Agriculture & Food Fianna Fáil Brendan Smith Fianna Fáil Mary Coughlan
Education & Science Fianna Fáil Batt O'Keeffe Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin
Justice Fianna Fáil Dermot Ahern Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan
Environment, Heritage & Local Government Greens John Gormley -
Health Progressive Democrats Mary Harney -
Enterprise, Trade & Employment Fianna Fáil Mary Coughlan Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin
Communications Green Eamon Ryan -
Transport Fianna Fáil Noel Dempsey -
Social & Family Affairs Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin Fianna Fáil Martin Cullen
Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs Fianna Fáil Eamon O Cúiv -
Arts, Sport & Tourism Fianna Fáil Martin Cullen Fianna Fáil Seamus Brennan

Chief Whip Fianna Fáil Pat Carey Fianna Fáil Tom Kitt
Attorney General Paul Gallagher -

23 March 2010

Office      Appointed      Previous

Taoiseach Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen  
Tánaiste Fianna Fáil Mary Coughlan  

Finance Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan  
Foreign Affairs Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin  
Defence Fianna Fáil Tony Killeen Fianna Fáil Willie O'Dea
Agriculture, Fisheries & Food Fianna Fáil Brendan Smith  
Education & Skills Fianna Fáil Mary Coughlan Fianna Fáil Batt O'Keeffe
Justice & Law Reform Fianna Fáil Dermot Ahern  
Environment, Heritage & Local Government Greens John Gormley -
Health Independent Mary Harney -
Enterprise, Trade & Innovation Fianna Fáil Batt O'Keeffe Fianna Fáil Mary Coughlan
Communications Green Eamon Ryan -
Transport Fianna Fáil Noel Dempsey -
Social Protection Fianna Fáil Eamon O Cuiv Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin
Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs Fianna Fáil Pat Carey Fianna Fáil Eamon O'Cuiv
Tourism, Culture & Sport Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin Fianna Fáil Martin Cullen

Chief Whip Fianna Fáil John Curran Fianna Fáil Pat Carey
Attorney General Paul Gallagher -

20 January 2011

Office      Appointed      Previous

Taoiseach Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen  
Tánaiste Fianna Fáil Mary Coughlan  

Finance Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan  
Foreign Affairs Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin
Defence Fianna Fáil Eamon O Cuiv Fianna Fáil Tony Killeen
Agriculture, Fisheries & Food Fianna Fáil Brendan Smith  
Education & Skills Fianna Fáil Mary Coughlan
Justice & Law Reform Fianna Fáil Brendan Smith Fianna Fáil Dermot Ahern
Environment, Heritage & Local Government Fianna Fáil Eamon O Cuiv* Greens John Gormley*
Health Fianna Fáil Mary Coughlan Independent Mary Harney
Enterprise, Trade & Innovation Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin Fianna Fáil Batt O'Keeffe
Communications Fianna Fáil Pat Carey* Green Eamon Ryan*
Transport Fianna Fáil Pat Carey Fianna Fáil Noel Dempsey
Social Protection Fianna Fáil Eamon O Cuiv
Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs Fianna Fáil Pat Carey
Tourism, Culture & Sport Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin

Chief Whip Fianna Fáil John Curran
Attorney General Paul Gallagher


Notes
     Names shown in bold italics are new members of the Cabinet; those shown in italics have left the Cabinet; those shown in bold underline have been assigned a second (*or third) portfolio
The Chief Whip is formally Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and while attending Cabinet meetings is not strictly a member of the Cabinet
The Attorney General is the legal adviser to the Government and while attending Cabinet meetings is neither a member of the Cabinet nor of the Government
* Resigned/Appointed 23 January 2011
 
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