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Taoiseach hikes junior minister numbers to quell discontent

Kenny promotes nine new FG TDs and two independents

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

19th May, 2016
Ministers of State of the 32nd Dáil Pic:

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has this evening increased the number of ministers of state by three to stave off backbench discontent.

He promoted nine new Fine Gael TDs and two members of the Independent Alliance, bringing the total number of ministers of state up from 15 to 18.

The new appointments included Fine Gael Galway West TD Sean Kyne, Clare TD Pat Breen, Meath East TD Helen McEntee, and Limerick county TD Patrick O'Donovan.

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