Sinn Féin - On Your Side

Sinn Féin leader announces reshuffle

13 September, 2012

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."


New Portfolio from Sept 2012
Gerry Adams
Party President
Shadowing An Taoiseach
No change

Martin Ferris
from Communications, Energy, Natural Resources
to Agriculture, Food, Marine & Rural Affairs

Dessie Ellis
Housing and Transport
No Change

Séan Crowe
from Education
to Foreign Affairs, Trade & Diaspora

Micháel Colreavy
from Agriculture, Food and Marine
to Communications, Energy, Natural Resources

Jonathan O’Brien
from Justice, Equality Defence
to Education, skills, training, science & research

Mary Lou McDonald
Party Vice-President,
Public Expenditure & Reform
No change

Pearse Doherty
No change

Sandra McLellan
Arts, Heritage, Sports, Tourism
No change

Brian Stanley
Environment, Local Government & Community
No change

Padraig MacLochlainn
from Foreign Affairs & Trade
to Justice, Equality & Defence

Aengus O’Snodaigh
Social Protection
No change

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
Health & Children & Young People
No change

Kathryn Reilly
Youth Affairs, EU Affairs, All-Ireland Economy
No change

David Cullinane
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

Peadar Toibín
Jobs, Enterprise, Innovation
Jobs, Enterprise, innovation & Gaeltacht Affairs

Connect with Sinn Féin