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Minister Denis Naughten

Mr. Denis Naughten TD is a scientist by profession and was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1997. He has subsequently been re-elected at every General Election since. He has served in various spokesperson roles as an opposition Deputy for the Fine Gael party including:

  • Enterprise, Trade and Employment
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Adult Education
  • Youth Affairs
  • Immigration issues

Minister Naughten has been an Independent member of Dáil Éireann since 2011. On 6 May 2016, Minister Naughten was appointed a senior Government Minister, representing the Roscommon-Galway constituency. He was reappointed to Cabinet on 14 June 2017 and to his position as Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

The role of the Minister's Office is to:

  • to liaise between the Minister and the Department
  • to provide administrative services for the Minister
  • to liaise with the Chief Whip's Office on Dáil business
  • to organise briefings, speeches and press releases for the Minister
  • to deal with correspondence and queries from Members of the Oireachtas, members of the public, public representatives, foreign embassies and other organisations
  • to co-ordinate and organise the Minister's appointments, diary functions and travel arrangements