By Dan Walsh
Wexford TD James Browne has been appointed Minister of State for Law Reform at the Department of Justice and Equality in place of Charles McConalogue, who was appointed Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The appointments were announced at the resumption of Dáil Éireann today by An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin.
Minister Browne is son of John Browne, who represented the Wexford constituency for 34 years (1982-2016) from his Enniscorthy base.
Minister Browne, a barrister by profession, has been a member of Dáil Éireann since the 2016 General Election. Prior to that he was a member of Enniscorthy Town Council from 2009 until the local authority was dissolved in 2014, and served as a member of Wexford County Council from 2014-2016.