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Irish Minister for Transport

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The Minister for Transport is the senior minister at the Department of Transport (An Roinn Iompair) in the Irish Government. The current Minister for Transport is Martin Cullen, TD; he is assisted by Ivor Callely, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for certain Traffic Management issues in Dublin and the major cities, Road Haulage, and the Irish Aviation Authority.

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Overview

The Minister and the Department are responsible for implementing an integrated transport policy. The integrated policy will be designed as far as possible to overcome existing delays, bottlenecks and congestion and to provide the consumer with greater choice by offering alternative modes of transport. Through the integrated approach the Department will develop and implement policies designed to improve regional balance, and reduce rural isolation and social exclusion.

Specific responsibilities which come under the aegis of the Minister for Transport in relation to national roads and to road transport in general include: delivering on the national roads programme as part of the national development plan; implementing the Government's roads safety strategy and related policies for the regulation of vehicle standards; road haulage licensing; driver licensing; and driver testing.

In respect of aviation policy, the Department is responsible for ensuring that aviation practices and procedures comply with best international standards; promoting the development of a vibrant, competitive and progressively regulated aviation sector and the provision of adequate airport infrastructure and competitive airport services.

In 1991 the functions of the Minister for Communications were transferred to the Minister for Transport.

Minister for Transport & Power 1959–1977

No. Name Took Office Left Office Party
1. Erskine Childers July 27, 1959 July 2, 1969 Fianna Fáil
2. Brian Lenihan July 2, 1969 January 3, 1973 Fianna Fáil
3. Michael O'Kennedy January 3, 1973 March 14, 1973 Fianna Fáil
4. Peter Barry March 14, 1973 December 2, 1976 Fine Gael
5. Tom Fitzpatrick December 2, 1976 July 5, 1977 Fine Gael
6. Pádraig Faulkner July 5, 1977 July 12, 1979 Fianna Fáil


Minister for Tourism & Transport 1977–1980

No. Name Took Office Left Office Party
Pádraig Faulkner July 12, 1977 December 11, 1979 Fianna Fáil
7.George Colley December 12, 1979 January 25, 1980 Fianna Fáil


Minister for Transport 1980–1987

No. Name Took Office Left Office Party
8.Albert Reynolds January 25, 1981 June 30, 1981 Fianna Fáil
9.Patrick Cooney June 30, 1981 March 9, 1982 Fine Gael
10.John P. Wilson (1st time) March 9, 1982 December 14, 1982 Fianna Fáil
11.Jim Mitchell December 14, 1982 March 10, 1987 Fine Gael


Minister for Tourism & Transport 1987–1991

No. Name Took Office Left Office Party
12.Ray MacSharry March 20, 1987 March 31, 1987 Fianna Fáil
John P. Wilson (2nd time) March 31, 1987 July 12, 1989 Fianna Fáil
13.Séamus Brennan (1st time) July 12, 1989 February 7, 1991 Fianna Fáil


Minister for Tourism, Tranport & Communication 1991–1993

No. Name Took Office Left Office Party
Séamus Brennan (1st time) February 7, 1991 February 11, 1992 Fianna Fáil
14.Máire Geoghegan-Quinn February 11, 1992 January 12, 1993 Fianna Fáil
15.Charlie McCreevy January 12, 1993 January 22, 1993 Fianna Fáil


Minister for Transport, Energy & Communication 1993–1997

No. Name Took Office Left Office Party
16.Brian Cowen January 22, 1993 December 15, 1994 Fianna Fáil
17.Michael Lowry December 15, 1994 November 30, 1996 Fine Gael
18.John Bruton November 30, 1996 December 3, 1996 Fine Gael
19.Alan Dukes December 3, 1996 June 26, 1997 Fine Gael
20.Mary O'Rourke June 26, 1997 July 12, 1997 Fianna Fáil


Minister for Public Enterprise 1997–2002

No. Name Took Office Left Office Party
Mary O'Rourke July 12, 1997 June 6, 2002 Fianna Fáil


Minister for Transport 2002–present

No. Name Took Office Left Office Party
Séamus Brennan (2nd time) June 6, 2002 September 29, 2004 Fianna Fáil
21.Martin Cullen September 29, 2004 (still in office) Fianna Fáil

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