Colm Brophy TD appointed Junior Minister at the Department of Foreign Affairs

Colm Brophy TD appointed Junior Minister at the Department of Foreign Affairs

DUBLIN South West TD, Colm Brophy TD has been appointed Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora.

On Thursday, July 2, Colm Brophy TD was appointed to the new Government cabinet as a Minister of State with responsibility for Ireland’s international aid programme for the Irish diaspora.

Colm Brophy compressor

 Colm Brophy TD

Speaking at Iveagh House, the HQ of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Minister Brophy said: “Ireland’s international development programme, Irish Aid, is held in very high regard.

“I’m looking forward to working with civil society, with the European Union and the United Nations, as well as Irish Embassies and partners in Africa, Small Island States and elsewhere to help deliver the promise of ‘A Better World'.  

“Covid-19 reminds us of how our safety and development at home is linked to the safety and development of others abroad, and I want to work as Minister to ensure that Ireland plays a full role in the global response to the pandemic.”

He added: “Strong Diaspora communities play a key role in helping to promote a positive awareness of Ireland, Irish culture and heritage around the world.

“My focus in the coming months and years will be to listen to, and to support, our Diaspora communities, particularly its most vulnerable members.”

Deputy Brophy was re-elected as a Fine Gael TD in February’s General Election, taking the third seat in Dublin South West.

He served on South Dublin County Council from 2008 to 2016, when he was first elected to the Dáil.

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