Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams TD, has announced a reshuffle of the party’s Oireachtas team.
Gerry Adams said: “This coalition is already boasting about the severity of the budget it intends to inflict on the people in December and the series of further cuts it will introduce. It is like a kind of Fianna Fáil Light, implementing the policies of the last government.
“Our new Oireachtas team looks forward to strengthening Sinn Féin’s role as the real opposition in the Dáil, where we will continue to defend working people against the onslaught of cuts, charges and unfair burdens being inflicted on them by this coalition.
“After a very successful year, for what was a mainly new Oireachtas team, I held a review of our work with all TDs and senators.
“After consultation some portfolio changes are being made for the new term to suit people to areas relevant to them."
SINN FÉIN OIREACHTAS TEAM RESHUFFLE
(WITH EFFECT FROM SEPTEMBER 2012)
New Portfolio from Sept 2012
Shadowing An Taoiseach
from Communications, Energy, Natural Resources
to Agriculture, Food, Marine & Rural Affairs
Housing and Transport
to Foreign Affairs, Trade & Diaspora
from Agriculture, Food and Marine
to Communications, Energy, Natural Resources
from Justice, Equality Defence
to Education, skills, training, science & research
Mary Lou McDonald
Public Expenditure & Reform
Arts, Heritage, Sports, Tourism
Environment, Local Government & Community
from Foreign Affairs & Trade
to Justice, Equality & Defence
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
Health & Children & Young People
Youth Affairs, EU Affairs, All-Ireland Economy
Trade Union Outreach/Workers Rights, Political Reform
Added portfolio to existing brief -Junior Oireachtas Jobs & Enterprise Spokesperson
Trevor O Clochartaigh
Gaeltacht, Irish Language & Rural Affairs
Added portfolio to existing brief -Junior Oireachtas Justice, Equality & Defence Spokesperson
Jobs, Enterprise, Innovation
Jobs, Enterprise, innovation & Gaeltacht Affairs