Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has announced a number of changes to the Fianna Fáil frontbench.  The changes are effective immediately and are as follows:

            Fianna Fáil Deputy Leader: Éamon Ó Cuív TD

            Frontbench Spokesperson on Finance:  Michael McGrath TD

            Frontbench Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Public Sector Reform: Seán Fleming TD

Micheál Martin commented, “The changes I am announcing today reflect the excellent work that has been done by the three deputies since the sad occasion of Brian Lenihan’s death.  I am confident that all three will provide robust and constructive challenge to the Government in the next term of the Dáil, in addition to strong leadership within the Fianna Fáil party as we work to renew the organisation across the country.”

Éamon Ó Cuív TD will retain frontbench responsibility for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.  Michael McGrath TD was formerly Frontbench Spokesperson for Public Expenditure and Financial Sector Reform.  Seán Fleming TD was formerly Frontbench Spokesperson for Public Sector Reform.