It has been announced that Mr. Paschal Donohoe, T.D. has been chosen as the new Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport. By doing so, he replaces Mr. Leo Varadkar who has moved to the position of Health Minister.

Prior to the announcement, Mr. Donohoe was appointed Minister of State for European Affairs at the Dept of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs and Trade in July 2013. He was elected to the Dail in February 2011 and  was previously elected to Seanad Eireann in 2007 where he was the Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson on Transport.

Minister. Donohoe was a member of Dublin City Council from 2004 to 2007. He was educated at St Declan’s CBS, Cabra and Trinity College, Dublin. After graduation he worked in the UK and Ireland and became the Sales & Marketing Director for a multinational company. Mr. Donohoe is married with two young children and lives in Shandon Park, Phibsborough.

The Federation of Irish Sport is looking forward to working with Minster Donohoe moving forward.


The Federation would like to take this opportunity to thank Minister Varadkar for all his work for sport during his tenure at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport. We are grateful to him for his support for the Federation and wish him all the very best at the Department of Health. We look forward to maintaining our working relationship with him there through the Healthy Ireland initiative in which, the Federation are proud to play a part.