Minister Josepha Madigan T.D.
Josepha Madigan T.D. was elected to Dail Éireann for the first time in the 2016 election and represents the Dublin Rathdown constituency.
She was appointed as Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht on 30th November 2017.
Josepha served on the Fine Gael Government Formation negotiation team after the 2016 election. She was Fine Gael Councillor for the Stillorgan Ward on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, from May 2014 until her election as a T.D.
Government Chief Whip and Minister of State Joe McHugh T.D.
Joe McHugh T.D. is Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands.
He previously served as Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development and before that he served as Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources.
He was previously appointed as Co-Chairperson of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly in July 2011. In July 2012 Deputy McHugh was elected as Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.
Deputy McHugh was re-elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael TD for Donegal North-East in February 2011.