Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has announced her new frontbench at Leinster House.

As expected the party's new Galway West TD, Mairead Farrell, has been named as spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform. 

The party's Whip is Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn.  

Louise O'Reilly has moved from health to Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

First time TD Rose Conway-Walsh from Mayo is the party's spokesperson on Higher Education, Innovation and Science, and Claire Kerrane from Roscommon-Galway is the party's spokesperson on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands

Pearse Doherty remains as finance spokesperson as does Eoin Ó Broin as housing spokesperson. 

David Cullinane is the party's new spokesperson on health.

The full list is:

Party Leader Mary Lou McDonald  
Deputy Party Leader and Spokesperson on Finance Pearse Doherty 
Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Mairéad Farrell 
Enterprise, Trade and Employment Louise O'Reilly 
Health David Cullinane 
Housing, Local Government and Heritage Eoin Ó Broin 
Agriculture and the Marine Matt Carthy 
Justice Martin Kenny 
Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands Claire Kerrane 
Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport Darren O'Rourke 
Media, Tourism, Art, Culture and Sports Imelda Munster 
Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Kathleen Funchion 
Education Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire 
Higher Education, Innovation and Science Rose Conway-Walsh 
Foreign Affairs & Defence John Brady 

Also attending frontbench meetings:

Chief Whip Pádraig Mac Lochlainn 
Úrlabhraí Gaeilge, Gaeltachta, Ealaíne agus Cultúir Aengus Ó Snodaigh 

Separately, the new Junior Minister for Heritage, Malcolm Noonan, said he hopes to "allay the fears" of a coalition of environmental groups who strong criticised the Green Party for allowing the National Parks and Wildlife Service to come under the remit of the Department of Housing.

Birdwatch Ireland, An Taisce, the Wildlife Trust, and Friends of the Earth all expressed "disbelief" yesterday that the responsibility for nature and biodiversity did not go to the Department of the Environment.

Minister Noonan, the Green Party TD for Carlow-Kilkenny, said he would be speedily engaging on the matter and hoped to meet the NGOs to discuss their concerns. 

Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick Willie O'Dea has said he is "bitterly disappointed for the people of Limerick" that there is no senior or junior minister representing them. 

In a message posted on Twitter, he said "the 3rd city of the Republic and economic driver of the Mid-West has been completely overlooked."