Former Finance Ministers

List of Ministers from 1919 to date

  • 1st Dáil
    Eoin Mac Neill
    21.01.19 to 01.04.19
  • 1st Dáil
    Michael Collins
    02.04.19 to 26.08.21
  • 2nd Dáil
    Dáil Ministry
    Michael Collins
    26.08.21 to 09.01.22
  • 2nd Dáil
    Dáil Ministry
    Michael Collins
    10.01.22 to 22.08.22
  • 2nd Dáil
    Provisional Government
    Michael Collins
    18.01.22 to 22.08.22
  • 2nd Dáil
    Provisional Government
    William T. Cosgrave
    26.08.22 to 09.09.22
  • 2nd Dáil
    Dáil Ministry
    William T. Cosgrave
    26.08.22 to 09.09.22
  • 3rd Dáil
    Provisional Government
    William T. Cosgrave
    09.09.22 to 05.12.22
  • 3rd Dáil
    1st Executive Council
    William T. Cosgrave
    06.12.22 to 21.09.23
  • 4th Dáil
    2nd Executive Council
    Ernest Blythe
    21.09.23 to 23.06.27
  • 5th Dáil
    3rd Executive Council
    Ernest Blythe
    23.06.27 to 12.10.27
  • 6th Dáil
    4th Executive Council
    Ernest Blythe
    12.10.27 to 03.04.30
  • 6th Dáil
    5th Executive Council
    Ernest Blythe
    03.04.30 to 09.03.32
  • 7th Dáil
    6th Executive Council
    Seán McEntee
    09.03.32 to 08.02.33
  • 8th Dáil
    7th Executive Council
    Seán McEntee
    08.02.33 to 21.07.37
  • 9th Dáil
    8th Executive Council & 1st Government
    Seán McEntee
    21.07.37 to 30.06.38
  • 10th Dáil
    2nd Government
    Seán McEntee
    30.06.38 to 16.09.39
  • 10th Dáil
    2nd Government
    Sean T Ó Ceallaigh
    16.09.39 to 02.07.43
  • 11th Dáil
    3rd Government
    Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh
    02.07.43 to 09.06.44
  • 11th Dáil
    4th Government
    Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh
    09.06.44 to 14.06.45
  • 12th Dáil
    4th Government
    Frank Aiken
    19.06.45 to 18.02.48
  • 13th Dáil
    5th Government
    Patrick McGilligan
    18.02.48 to 14.06.51
  • 14th Dáil
    6th Government
    Seán McEntee
    14.06.51 to 02.06.54
  • 15th Dáil
    7th Government
    Gerard Sweetman
    02.06.54 to 20.03.57
  • 16th Dáil
    8th Government
    James Ryan
    20.03.57 to 24.06.59
  • 16th Dáil
    9th Government
    James Ryan
    24.06.59 to 12.10.61
  • 17th Dáil
    10th Government
    James Ryan
    12.10.61 to 21.04.65
  • 18th Dáil
    11th Government
    John Lynch
    21.04.65 to 16.11.66
  • 18th Dáil
    12th Government
    Charles J. Haughey
    16.11.66 to 02.07.69
  • 19th Dáil
    13th Government
    Charles J. Haughey
    02.07.69 to 06.05.70
  • 19th Dáil
    13th Government
    George Colley
    09.05.70 to 14.03.73
  • 20th Dáil
    14th Government
    Richie Ryan
    14.03.73 to 05.07.77
  • 21st Dáil
    15th Government
    George Colley
    05.07.77 to 11.12.79
  • 21st Dáil
    16th Government
    Michael O'Kennedy
    11.12.79 to 16.12.80
  • 21st Dáil
    16th Government
    Gene Fitzgerald
    16.12.80 to 30.06.81
  • 22nd Dáil
    17th Government
    John Bruton
    30.06.81 to 09.03.82
  • 23rd Dáil
    18th Government
    Ray Mac Sharry
    09.03.82 to 14.12.82
  • 24th Dáil
    19th Government & 20th Government
    Alan Dukes
    14.12.82 to 14.02.86
  • 24th Dáil
    20th Government
    John Bruton
    14.02.86 to 10.03.87
  • 25th Dáil
    21st Government
    Ray Mac Sharry
    10.03.87 to 24.11.88
  • 25th Dáil
    21st Government
    Albert Reynolds
    24.11.88 to 12.07.89
  • 26th Dáil
    22nd Government
    Albert Reynolds
    12.07.89 to 14.11.91
  • 26th Dáil
    23rd Government
    Bertie Ahern
    14.11.91 to 12.01.93
  • 27th Dáil
    24th Government
    Bertie Ahern
    12.01.93 to 15.12.94
  • 27th Dáil
    25th Government
    Ruairi Quinn
    15.12.94 to 26.06.97
  • 28th Dáil
    26th Government
    Charlie McCreevy
    26.06.97 to 06.06.02
  • 29th Dáil
    27th Government
    Charlie McCreevy
    06.06.02 to 29.09.04
  • 29th Dáil
    27th Government
    Brian Cowen
    29.09.04 to 14.06.07
  • 30th Dáil
    28th Government
    Brian Cowen
    14.06.07 to 06.05.08
  • 30th Dáil
    28th Government
    Brian Lenihan
    07.05.08 to 08.03.11
  • 31st Dáil
    29th Government
    Michael Noonan
    09.03.11