Richard Bruton appointed as Minister for Communications 10 months ago

Richard Bruton appointed as Minister for Communications

Some department jumping on Saturday morning.

Richard Bruton has been appointed as Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Environment following Denis Naughten's resignation this week.

Bruton will be moving from the post of Minister for Education and Skills, with Donegal TD Joe McHugh set to take his place in this office.

It was announced following Naughten's departure that Bruton would take up the role on a temporary basis, but his official appointment to the post was announced on Saturday morning.

Sean Kyne has been appointed Chief Whip and Minister for the Gaeltacht & the Islands.

Meanwhile, Galway East TD Sean Canney will take up the role of Minister of State at the Departments of Rural & Community Development and Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment.