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Irish Minister for Labour

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The modern title of Minister for Labour was created by the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1966 (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1966_18.html) as a member of the Irish Government. The postition was for many years a low key ministerial position. In 1993 the minister became the Minister for Equality & Law Reform, in 1997 the functions of the minister were passed to the Minister for Justice, Equality & Law Reform on the abolition of the office.

Minister for Labour 1919-1922

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1.Countess Markievicz April 2, 1919 January 9, 1922 Sinn Féin
2.Joseph McGrath January 11, 1922 September 9, 1922 Pro-Treaty Sinn Féin
3.Patrick Hogan (acting) July 17, 1922 September 9, 1922 Pro-Treaty Sinn Féin


Minister for Labour 1966-1993

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1.Patrick Hillery July 13, 1966 July 2, 1969 Fianna Fáil
2.Joseph Brennan July 2, 1969 March 14, 1973 Fianna Fáil
3.Michael O'Leary March 14, 1973 July 5, 1977 Labour Party
4.**Gene FitzGerald (1st time) July 5, 1977 December 16, 1980 Fianna Fáil
5.Tom Nolan December 16, 1980 June 30, 1981 Fianna Fáil
6.**Liam Kavanagh (1st time) June 30, 1981 March 9, 1982 Labour Party
**Gene FitzGerald (2nd time) March 9, 1982 December 14, 1982 Fianna Fáil
**Liam Kavanagh (2nd time) December 14, 1982 December 13, 1983 Labour Party
7.**Ruairí Quinn February 14, 1986 January 20, 1987 Labour Party
8.Gemma Hussey January 20, 1987 March 10, 1987 Fine Gael
9.Bertie Ahern March 10, 1987 November 14, 1991 Fianna Fáil
10.Michael O'Kennedy November 14, 1991 February 11, 1992 Fianna Fáil
11.Brian Cowen February 11, 1992 January 12, 1993 Fianna Fáil
12.Mervyn Taylor January 12, 1993 January 21, 1993 Labour Party


The double asterisk ** shows Ministers who held both the Labour and Public Service portfolios at the same time.

Minister for Equality & Law Reform 1993-1997

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1.Mervyn Taylor (1st time) January 21, 1993 November 17, 1994 Labour
2.Máire Geoghegan-Quinn November 18, 1994 December 15, 1994 Fianna Fáil
Mervyn Taylor (2nd time) December 15, 1994 June 26, 1997 Labour
4.John O'Donoghue June 26, 1997 July 8, 1997 Fianna Fáil



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