David Stanton To Continue as Minister of State at Department of Justice After Reshuffle

By Seamus Whelehan

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Fine Gale TD for Cork East David Stanton has survived Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s cabinet reshuffle.
The Midleton based Deputy is to remain as Minister of State for Justice with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration.
Mr Stanton is the only junior minister to retain his portfolio.
Speaking to the East Cork Journal he said he was glad to be able to continue in the role.
He said “A lot of initiatives that had been put in place last year needed to be established fully.”
Mr Stanton is one of four junior ministers who backed Simon Coveney in the leadership race to retain their seat.
There have been five TD’s promoted from the back benches.
Michael D'Arcy (47) - Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance
John Paul Phelan (38) -Minister of State for Local Government
Brendan Griffin (34) - Minister of State for Tourism and Sport
Ciaran Cannon (51) - Minister of State for Diaspora and International Development
Jim Daly (45) - Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People
Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has lost her role as a junior minister for Health Promotion following the shake-up.
Helen McEntee moves to European Affairs
Patrick O'Donovan takes up a role in Public Procurement, Open Government and E-Government
Catherine Byrne is Minister of State for Drugs and Health Promotion
Pat Breen becomes Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection
Sean Kyne goes to Natural Resources, Community Affairs and Digital Development
John Halligan is Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development
Andrew Doyle has been named as Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture
Damien English is Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development
While Kevin 'Boxer' Moran is Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief

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