Taoiseach Enda Kenny is this afternoon expected to announce a raft of junior ministerial positions to the new Fine Gael-led minority government.
Among those already assured of a post is Longford Westmeath TD Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.
The Athlone based Independent Alliance TD is to share a ministry with fellow first time TD Sean Canney after the pair famously tossed a coin as to who would occupy the position for the first 12 months.
Meanwhile, Fianna Fail’s Robert Troy was rewarded for his poll topping exploits in February’s general election by remaining a key member of the party’s new look front bench.
Having previously served as Fianna Fail spokesperson for Children, Mr Troy was yesterday confirmed as spokesperson for Transport, Tourism and Sport.