Joanna Tuffy TD has today been appointed as Chairperson of the Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.

Deputy Tuffy was first elected to the Dáil in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011. She also sits on the Justice, Defence and Equality Committee.

Deputy Tuffy takes the place of Dominic Hannigan TD who was last week appointed Chairperson of the European Affairs Committee.