Ministers Howlin and Noonan congratulate Minister of State Simon Harris TD on his appointment as Minister of State at the Departments of Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform and Taoiseach with Special Responsibility for the OPW, Public Procurement, and International Banking (including the IFSC)

Issued 15 July 2014

Brendan Howlin, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Michael Noonan, TD, Minister for Finance, welcome the appointment of Simon Harris, TD, as Minister of State at the Departments of Public Expenditure and Reform, Finance and Taoiseach. The Minister will also have Special Responsibility for the OPW, Public Procurement and International Banking.

Speaking today, after the Cabinet Meeting, Ministers Howlin and Noonan, said, “we look forward to working with Simon on his new, challenging and interesting portfolio for the duration of this Government’s term in office. Ireland is emerging from the unprecedented economic crisis that engulfed the country. Thanks to the hard work of the Irish people, the economic recovery has begun.

Working together, we have restored financial stability, exited from the EU-IMF bailout programme and delivered a return to job creation and economic growth. This Government will continue to prioritise the decisions needed to broaden and deepen the economic recovery in a manner that is felt in the daily lives of individuals, families and communities across the country.”

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