Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Ireland)


Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Ireland)

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment ( _ga. Aire Fiontar, Trádála agus Fostaíochta) is the senior minister at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment in the Government of Ireland.

The current Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment is Mary Coughlan, TD. She is assisted by:
*Jimmy Devins, TD – Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation.
*Seán Haughey, TD – Minister of State for Lifelong Learning and School Transport.
*Billy Kelleher, TD – Minister of State for Labour Affairs
*John McGuinness, TD – Minister of State for Trade and Commerce.
*John Moloney, TD – Minister of State for Equality, Disability Issues and Mental Health.

Overview

The Minister heads one of the most important economic departments in the Irish Government, responsible for the implementation of policy in five key areas - Enterprise, Innovation, Growth; Quality, Work and Learning; Making Markets and Regulation work better; Quality, Value and Continuous Improvement; and the European Union. A large element of the work of the Department arises from the Republic's membership of a number of international organisations, in particular the European Union and the World Trade Organisation. The Department plays an active role in the development of EU and WTO policies, particularly to ensure that the Republic's interests are protected. The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment is organised into seven divisions. They are:
*Labour Force Development Division
*Competitiveness and International Affairs Division
*Employment Rights & Industrial Relations Division
*Science, Technology and Intellectual Property Division
*Corporate Services & Economic Policy Division
*Commerce, Consumers and Competition Division
*Enterprise and Agencies Division

List of office-holders

ee also

* Irish cabinets since 1919
* Irish Minister for Supplies

External links

* [http://www.entemp.ie/ Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment]


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