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Minister with Responsibility for Defence

From: Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Defence

The Minister of State deputises for the Minister for Defence as required.

The primary responsibilities of the Minister of State’s Private Office are the:

  • provision of a link between the Minister of State and the Department of Defence
  • provision of advice and assistance to the Minister of State in relation to their functions in the Department of Defence
  • processing correspondence, representations, parliamentary business and enquiries
  • provision of liaison with the Private Office of the Government Chief Whip
  • organisation of the Minister of State's diary and public engagements

Role Holders