Martin Announces Department Head

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, has announced the appointment of Feargal Ó Coigligh as Secretary General of the Department, following Government approval.

Mr Ó Coigligh is currently Assistant Secretary in the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Prior to that he had responsibility for water services, including Uisce Éireann.

Mr Ó Coigligh was Assistant Secretary for Culture and Arts from 2015 to 2018 where he oversaw the “Decade of Centenaries”, including the successful Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. Prior to that he had responsibility for Heritage policy, including the National Parks and Wildlife Service.