Ministers

Catherine Martin T.D. – Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht

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Originally from Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Catherine is the Green Party’s Deputy Leader and T.D. for the constituency of Dublin Rathdown since February 2016. After founding the Oireachtas Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, she was elected as its inaugural Chair in November 2017.

A graduate from NUI Maynooth and a classical singer, Catherine taught English and Music in St Tiernan’s Community School in Dundrum, Dublin, for 16 years prior to being elected to the Dáil. She was a Councillor on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council from 2014 to 2016, and she served on the boards of the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education Training Board, Dundrum and Stillorgan Colleges of Further Education and St. Tiernan’s Community School.

She lives in Dublin with her husband and three children.

Jack Chambers T.D. – Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport

Portrait of Minister Josepha Madigan

Jack Chambers T.D. is Government Chief Whip at the Department of An Taoiseach and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport.

He is the Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin West. He was elected to Dáil Éireann on his first attempt in the February 2016 general election and was re-elected in the 2020 general election. Before entering the Dáil, he served as a Fingal County Councillor and as Deputy Mayor. He has been an active member of a number of Oireachtas committees including Climate Action, Justice and Equality and the committee on Seanad Reform.

Born in Galway, Jack moved to Dublin West at a young age. He is a Medical Doctor, having studied Medicine at the RCSI, and he holds an honours degree in Law and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin.

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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