Cabinet of Caldia

The Cabinet of the Caldia is the collective decision-making body of His Majesty's Government of the Kingdom of Caldia, composed of the taoiseach, tánaiste, and some 24 cabinet ministers, the most senior of the government ministers.

Meetings of the Cabinet

The cabinet meets every Monday at 13:00 EST. Meetings traditionally last two hours, with a fifteen minute break at the halfway mark. Emergency meetings call be called by the taoiseach at his or her discretion. The full cabinet, including both voting and non-voting ministers, attends the regular meetings. Special sessions of the cabinet can be called at the discretion of the taoiseach, with various ministers being excluded. For the cabinet to approve a resolution, all voting ministers must be present.

Since the relocation of the Taoiseach's Office to Ráitherialtais in 1976, the cabinet has met in the T Bloc, the building which housed the Executive Bureau and the Ministry of Justice and Equality. However, following the 23 August Attacks and the destruction of the T Bloc and a number of other government buildings in the district, the cabinet has held its regular meetings at Loveland House. The Executive Bureau was also relocated to Loveland House. Previously, only emergency cabinet sessions called late at night would be held at Loveland.

Parliamentary accountability

All voting members of the cabinet must come from the Comhthionól Náisiúnta, a rule which has been in effect since the passage of the Instrument for Governance Act of 1965. Before this, cabinet ministers could come from the Seanad Glítteann or from outside of the Tionól.

Cabinet ministers must be appointed by the Comhthionól when it is in session. If the legislature is in recess, they can be appointed by the taoiseach without the legislature's consent. This is the case after a general election when the newly elected or newly re-elected taoiseach appoints his or her cabinet. When the legislature is in session, the taoiseach nominates a minister who must then be approved by the relevant Comhthionól committee before the entire house can vote on the nomination. A simple majority vote is needed for confirmation.

Current cabinet

Cabinet ministers

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office
Taoiseach Stiofán Mac Suibhne 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tánaiste Séamus Ó Faoláin 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Áine Níc Dáire 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Children and Social Inclusion Colmán O'Dea 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Culture Séarlas Mac Conmheadha 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Defence Dòmhnall Mac Dhòmhnaill 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Education Gráinne Ní Cheanndubháin 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Energy Seán Mac Cearbhaill 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of the Environment and Climate Fergus Kyne 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Finance Pádraigín Níc Aodhagain 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Health Dr. Heather Norcross-MacWilliam 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of the Interior Morgan Dougharty 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of International Investment and Cooperation Siobhan Fitzwarren 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Immigration and International Relief Shirn Amanpour-Byrnes 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Jobs and Labour Gearóid MacMaster 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Justice and Equality Deirbhile Ní Ríain 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of National Security Fionnbharr Ó Madáin 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Pensions and Welfare Pádraigín Níc Aodhagain 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Petroleum Seán Mac Cearbhaill 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Transport and Communication Seán Mac Murchadha 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Urban Development and Housing Mairéad Mulherin 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Urban Affairs and Municipal Relations Mairéad Mulherin 27 February 2019 Incumbent

Non-voting ministers

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office
Chief Whip of the Comhthionól Náisiúnta Eilís Brennan 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Delegate to the Euclean Council Máirín Ní Ríain 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of the Army Dòmhnall Mac Dhòmhnaill 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of the Navy Dòmhnall Mac Dhòmhnaill 27 February 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Small Business Gearóid MacMaster 27 February 2019 Incumbent

Past cabinets

  • First Mac Coinneach Cabinet (1969-1972)
  • Second Mac Coinneach Cabinet (1972-1977)
  • Ó Muilleoir Cabinet (1977-1982)
  • First Flowers Cabinet (1982-1987)
  • Second Flowers Cabinet (1987-1992)
  • First Nic Uilliam Cabinet (1992-1997)
  • Second Nic Uilliam Cabinet (1997-2002)
  • Ó Faoláin Cabinet (2002)
  • Kelley Cabinet (2002-2007)
  • First Walker Cabinet (2007-2012)
  • Second Walker Cabinet (2012-2017)
  • O'Reilly Cabinet (2017-2018)
  • Casarnach Cabinet (2018-2019)
  • Dumfries Cabinet (2019)