Minister of Defence and War (Ballinfoyleburg)

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Minister of Defence and War of Ballinfoyleburg
Flag of the Ministry of Defence and War
Ministry of Defence and War
StyleMr Defence Minister (Informal)
The Honourable (Formal)
His Excellency (Diplomatic)
StatusDefence minister
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
AppointerPresident of Ballinfoyleburg
Term lengthAt the pleasure of the President of Ballinfoyleburg
Inaugural holderLudwig Collins
Unofficial namesDefence Minister, War Minister, Defence and War Minister

The Minister of Defence and War, commonly referred to the Minister of Defence, was the minister that was assigned matters of national defence and military importance. The Minister was also the chief executive of the Ministry of Defence and War.


The office of Minister of Defence and War was created after the Republic of Ballinfoyleburg was declared independent on 18 December 2021. Ludwig Collins was appointed the first Minister by President Ivan Ryan upon independence. Collins was also appointed commander in chief of the People's Defence Forces.

On 13 January 2022, Ivan Ryan resigned as President, and was replaced by then Vice President Ludwig Collins became President of Ballinfoyleburg, keeping the Defence and War Ministry as well. On 15 March 2022, Jan Kotoński was appointed by Ludwig Collins to succeed him in the post.

Duties and role

The minister was the head of the Ministry of Defence and War, responsible for administration of the People's Defence Forces, the armed forces.

They were also a member of the Council of Ministers, who was presided over by the President.

List of Ministers

No. Picture Name Political Party Term begin Term end
1 Ludwig Collins
(Born 1 August 2008)
Socialist Party 18 December 2021 15 March 2022
Fatherland Front
2 Jan Kotoński
(Born 1 January 2009)
15 March 2022 15 February 2023