Statement from Seán Canney TD on his appointment as Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources.
I am honoured to have been appointed to the position of Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources.
I am delighted for my family, for my supporters, my staff and my constituency of Galway East. The portfolio is varied and offers a number of challenges which I look forward to. I also look forward to working in Government to implement the Programme for Government as agreed. Now that I am appointed as a Minister of State I hope to be in a position to assist in the implementation of the remainder of the Programme for Government. I also look forward to working with Ministers Michael Ring and Richard Bruton and I acknowledge the work that has already been done in the Department of Rural Affairs and Natural Resources by my predecessor, Seán Kyne, a fellow Galway man.