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Appointment as Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government

Posted June 15th, 2017

It is an honour to be appointed Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government by our new Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. The Taoiseach has said that this will be a Cabinet of purpose and a Government that delivers.

At 8am this morning I met with the Secretary General to begin work on those very important challenges for which I am now responsible. In addition to raising homelessness I raised fire safety standards following the tragedy at Grenfell.

Simon Coveney has done a huge amount of work and I am determined to build on his efforts as well as bring new ideas and a renewed energy to the many tasks at hand.

My thanks for everyone’s support and good wishes. Now, to work.

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