O Cuiv named Fianna Fail deputy
Eamon O Cuiv has been appointed deputy leader of Fianna Fail.
The Galway West TD and former government minister is a grandson of party founder Eamon de Valera.
He was among three new frontbench appointments announced by Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin.
Michael McGrath, Mr Martin's running mate in the Cork South Central constituency, will take over as the party's finance spokesman.
Sean Fleming, TD for Laois-Offaly, has been appointed public expenditure and public sector reform spokesman.
Mr Martin said the changes reflected the work done by the three since the death of the former Fianna Fail finance minister Brian Lenihan.
"I am confident that all three will provide robust and constructive challenge to the government in the next term of the Dail, in addition to strong leadership within the Fianna Fail party as we work to renew the organisation across the country," he said.