Ministers and Secretaries (Ministers of State) Act 2007

Increase in number of Ministers of State appointed by Government.

1.— Subsection (1) of section 1 of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1977 is amended by substituting “20” for “17” (inserted by the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1995 ) and that subsection, as so amended, is set out in the Table to this section.


(1) The Government may, on the nomination of the Taoiseach, appoint not more than 20 persons, who are members of either House of the Oireachtas, to be Ministers of State at Departments of State and may at any time, on the recommendation of the Taoiseach, remove a Minister of State so appointed.