June 14, 2017 / 6:52 PM / 5 months ago

Paschal Donohoe named Irish finance minister

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

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

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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