Junior ministerial reshuffle set to be announced today

The new Cabinet meets for the first time this afternoon.

High on the agenda will be the line up for the junior ministerial positions which are expected to be announced later.

It has already been confirmed that former Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan will be given a role responsible for the Diaspora, while Labour's Ged Nash has been promoted to a so-called 'super-junior minister' position at the Department of Jobs.

Those tipped for promotion include Ann Phelan, John Lyons, Simon Harris and Dara Murphy.

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