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Seán Haughey

Seán Haughey
TD
Seán Haughey 2010.jpg
Minister of State for Lifelong Learning and School Transport
In office
20 June 2007 – 9 March 2011
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Brian Cowen
Preceded by New office
Succeeded by Office abolished
Minister of State for Adult Education, Youth Affairs and Educational Disadvantage
In office
12 December 2006 – 14 June 2007
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Preceded by Síle de Valera
Succeeded by Office abolished
Lord Mayor of Dublin
In office
20 June 1989 – 20 June 1990
Preceded by Ben Briscoe
Succeeded by Michael Donnelly
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
Constituency Dublin Bay North
In office
November 1992 – February 2011
Constituency Dublin North-Central
Senator
In office
24 April 1987 – 1 November 1992
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1961-11-08) 8 November 1961 (age 56)
Raheny, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Orla O'Brien (m. 1988)
Relations Seán Lemass (Grandfather)
Children 4
Parents
Education St Paul's College, Raheny
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
Website www.seanhaughey.ie

Seán Haughey (born 8 November 1961) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Bay North constituency since the 2016 general election. He previously served as Minister of State for Lifelong Learning and School Transport from 2007 to 2011, Minister of State for Adult Education, Youth Affairs and Educational Disadvantage from 2006 to 2007 and Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1989 to 1990. He sat as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North-Central constituency from 1992 to 2011. He was a Senator for the Administrative Panel from 1987 to 1992.[1]

The son of Charles Haughey and Maureen Lemass, Haughey was educated at St Paul's College, Raheny, Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Politics. Haughey entered politics in 1985 when he was elected to Dublin City Council for the Artane electoral area. He was re-elected to the council in 1991 and 1999 and served until 2003. He was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1989 to 1990.

Haughey served as a member of Seanad Éireann from 1987 until 1992. In that year he was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North-Central.[2] He had unsuccessfully contested the Dublin North-East constituency at the 1987 and 1989 general elections. Haughey was appointed in December 2006 as a Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science with responsibility for Adult Education, Youth Affairs and Educational Disadvantage. In June 2007 he was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment with responsibility for Lifelong Learning, Youth Work and School Transport.

Haughey is a member of a political family. His father was Charles Haughey, while his maternal grandfather was Seán Lemass; each served as Taoiseach. His uncle Noel Lemass and aunt Eileen Lemass were also members of Dáil Éireann.

He lost his seat at the 2011 general election.[2]

He was elected to Dublin City Council for the Clontarf area at the 2014 local elections. He regained a seat in the Dáil at the 2016 general election.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Mr. Seán Haughey". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Seán Haughey". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Ben Briscoe
Lord Mayor of Dublin
1989–1990
Succeeded by
Michael Donnelly
Oireachtas
Preceded by
Vincent Brady
Richard Bruton
Ivor Callely
Charles Haughey
Teachta Dála for Dublin North-Central
19922011
With: Richard Bruton 1982–2016
Ivor Callely 1989–2007
Derek McDowell 1992–2002
Finian McGrath 2002–16
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin 2011–16
Succeeded by
Richard Bruton
Finian McGrath
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
New constituency Teachta Dála for Dublin Bay North
2016–present
With: Tommy Broughan
Richard Bruton
Finian McGrath
Denise Mitchell
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Síle de Valera
Minister of State
for Adult Education, Youth Affairs and Educational Disadvantage

2006–2007
Office abolished
Preceded by
New office
Minister of State
for Lifelong Learning and School Transport

2007–2011
Office abolished