O’Donovan appointed Minister of State at the Departments of Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform
Added June 20th, 2017
Limerick Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan, has said he is delighted be appointed by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, to become the new Minister of State at the Departments of Finance, and Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Public Procurement, Open Government, and eGovernment.
Patrick O’Donovan said that he is honoured to be asked by the Taoiseach to take on the role, particularly as he is now the only Minister from Limerick in Government.
This is Patrick O’Donovan’s second appointment having served as Minister for State for Tourism and Sport where he emphasised the need for counties like Limerick to receive greater levels of assistance in the promotion of Tourism. He added “I am looking forward to my new role at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, there are many challenges across the area particularly with Brexit and I hope to be able to bring my experience as a TD for the last six years to my new role.
Patrick served as member of Limerick County Council from 2003 until 2011, when he was elected to the Dáil at his first attempt. Prior to becoming a TD, he qualified and worked as an industrial chemist before then becoming a primary school teacher. He has been a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport & Communications, the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly and the Public Accounts Committee.
He thanked his supporters and people of County Limerick for the continuous and ongoing support, without which he said he would not be able to carry out his role as a TD and Minister.