June 14, 2017 / 6:52 PM / 3 months ago

Paschal Donohoe named Irish finance minister

FILE PHOTO - Ireland's Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (L) and Minister for Public Expenses Paschal Donohoe shake hands on the steps of Government Buildings in Dublin, Ireland October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Paschal Donohoe was named Ireland’s new finance minister by Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Wednesday.

Donohoe will also remain minister for public expenditure, Varadkar, who was elected prime minister earlier on Wednesday, told parliament.

Reporting by Conor Humphries; editing by Mark Heinrich

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