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Irish Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism

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The Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism is the senior minister at the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism (An Roinn Ealaíon Spóirt agus Turasóireachta) in the Irish Government. The current Minister is John O'Donoghue, TD.

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The Minister for Economic Planning & Development was created by the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1977 (http://193.178.1.79/1977_27.html). The title was renamed Minister for Energy by order (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/ZZSI12Y1980.html) in 1980 and again in 1993 (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/ZZSI16Y1993.html) the title changed to Minister for Tourism and Trade. Several more title changes occurred, the current title was created on 6 June 2002 with the formation of the Government of the 29th Dáil — is primarily charged with policy-making in the areas of Arts, Sport and Tourism.

  • ARTS

Formulation, development and evaluation of policy and structures to promote and foster the practice and appreciation of the creative and interpretative arts and to encourage the development of the Irish film industry; enabling the national cultural institutions, as integral elements of the national culture, to preserve, protect and present for the benefit of present and future generations our moveable heritage and cultural assets.

  • SPORT

Formulation, development and evaluation of sport policy (the implementation of which in the main is a matter for the Irish Sports Council); overseeing major sports projects, including the National Aquatic Centre at Abbotstown; developing proposals for the provision of a national stadium; the administration of the Sports Capital and the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programmes.

  • TOURISM

Facilitating the continued development by the tourism industry of an economic and environmentally sustainable and spatially balanced tourism sector, through formulating monitoring and reviewing a range of supporting policies and programmes, particularly within the framework of the National Development Plan and North/South Co-operation.

Minister for Economic Planning & Development 1977-1980

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1.Martin O'Donoghue July 8, 1977 December 11, 1979 Fianna Fáil
2.Michael O'Kennedy December 12, 1979 January 21, 1980 Fianna Fáil


Minister for Energy 1980-1981

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
3.Michael O'Kennedy January 21, 1980 January 22, 1980 Fianna Fáil
4.George Colley January 22, 1980 June 30, 1981 Fianna Fáil
5.Michael O'Leary June 30, 1981 August 21, 1981 Labour


Minister for Industry & Energy 1981-1983

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
Michael O'Leary August 21, 1981 March 9, 1982 Labour
6.Albert Reynolds (1st time) March 9, 1982 December 14, 1982 Fianna Fáil
7.John Bruton December 14, 1982 December 13, 1983 Fine Gael
8.Dick Spring December 13, 1983 December 17, 1983 Labour


Minister for Energy 1983-1993

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
Dick Spring December 17, 1983 January 20, 1987 Labour
9.Michael Noonan January 20, 1987 March 10, 1987 Fine Gael
10.Ray Burke March 10, 1987 November 24, 1988 Fianna Fáil
11.Michael Smith November 24, 1988 July 12, 1989 Fianna Fáil
12.Bobby Molloy July 12, 1989 November 4, 1993 Progressive Democrats
Albert Reynolds (acting) November 4, 1992 January 12, 1993 Fianna Fáil
13.Brian Cowen January 12, 1993 January 22, 1993 Fianna Fáil


Minister for Tourism & Trade 1993-1997

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
14.Charlie McCreevy January 22, 1993 December 15, 1994 Fianna Fáil
15.Enda Kenny December 15, 1994 June 26, 1997 Fine Gael
16.Jim McDaid June 26, 1997 July 12, 1997 Fianna Fáil


Minister for Tourism, Sport & Recreation 1997-2002

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
Jim McDaid July 12, 1997 June 6, 2002 Fianna Fáil


Minister for Arts, Sport & Tourism 2002-present

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
17.John O'Donoghue June 6, 2002 (Current Incumbent) Fianna Fáil


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