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Here is the team of Ministers picked by Enda Kenny

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The new Cabinet line up behind Taoiseach Enda Kenny
The new Cabinet line up behind Taoiseach Enda Kenny

After 70 days of talking, we finally have a Government.

With the narrowest of narrow margins Enda Kenny was elected Taoiseach in the Dail this afternoon and after a quick spin to the Aras to speak to President Michael D Higgins, the Mayo TD came back to Leinster House to announce his Ministers.

With Labour no longer involved, there were seats around the table available for those who had helped Kenny become the first Fine Gael Taoiseach to return to the office and the Independents were duly rewarded.

Independent Shane Ross got the nod as Minister for Transport, Independent Denis Naughten was handed Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Independent Katherine Zappone is Minister for Children and Youth Affairs while Independent Finian McGrath will be a so-called Super Junior across a number of departments with special responsibilty for disabilities.

Michael Creed will be the new Minister for Agriculture, Leo Varadkar will be Minister for Social Protection, Simon Coveney gets Housing, Simon Harris is now Minister for Health, Michael Noonan stays in Finance, Mary Mitchell O'Connor is Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton is Minister for Education, Charlie Flanagan remains in Foreign Affairs and Paschal Donohoe is in Public Expenditure and Reform.

Heather Humphreys will run Arts, Regional Development and Rural Affairs

Frances Fitzgerald is Minister for Justice and Tanaiste.

Enda Kenny appointed himself as Minister for Defence while giving Paul Kehoe a role in the Dept of Taoiseach with special responsibility for Defence.

Regina Doherty has the difficult job of Chief Whip.

Speaking after the vote today, Mr Kenny said the engagements that had taken place over the last few weeks showed there are a significant number of deputies in the Dail who want to make the current political figurationwork.

He said he will take the "constructive comments" from the Opposition as he seeks to implement his programme for government

Mr Kenny promised a “comprehensive reform” of the Oireachtas during his second term of office.

He said every member of the Dail will have an opportunity to play a constructive role in the work of the Oireachtas.

He said "at the heart" of the programme for government is a realisation of the potential of all the people of Ireland.

And he said “good politics” will realise that potential.