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Two Wicklow TDs Assume New Ministerial Briefs

Fianna Fáil is taking over the Department of Health and Fine Gael Higher Education with Wicklow TDs Steephen Donnelly and Simon Harris.

The Fine Gael Ministerial positions are taking shape.

Helen McEntee is the big promotion to Justice Minister.

Simon Coveney stays in Foreign Affairs with Paschal Donohoe to Finance.

Heather Humphreys  is to become Social Protection and Rural Affairs Minister, with Simon Harris becoming Minister for Higher Education.

Hildegarde Naughten has been named a super junior minister.

For Fianna Fáil Michael McGrath takes public expenditure.

Stephen Donnelly  is now Health Minister with Darragh O'Brien Housing Minister.

Barry Cowen  will become Agriculture Minister.

However Deputy leader Dara Calleary will have to settle for being Chief Whip, with first time Kerry TD Norma Foley taking the brief for Education.

For the Greens Eamon Ryan takes Climate and Transport, Catherine Martin has Culture, Arts, Tourism and Sport and Roderic O'Gorman the Department of Children.

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