Sligo Leitrim TD Marc MacSharry says he is honoured to be selected for the Fianna Fail frontbench.
Deputy MacSharry is joining as spokesperson for Transport and Tourism.
There has been a slight reshuffle following the election of Billy Kelleher to the European Parliament.
TD for Longford-Westmeath Robert Troy is taking responsibility for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.
Speaking to Ocean FM News, Deputy MacSharry says public transport needs major attention nationwide.