|Minister of the Interior|
17 February 2005 – 2 January 2008
|Prime Minister||Ivo Sanader|
|Preceded by||Marijan Mlinarić|
|Succeeded by||Berislav Rončević|
14 June 1970 |
Virovitica, SFR Yugoslavia
|Alma mater||University of Zagreb|
He resigned as Interior Minister on 29 December 2007 after being pictured with Markač on a boar hunt. Markac was on parole from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and was not permitted to leave his house as a condition of his parole. Kirin, as Interior Minister, was responsible for ensuring Markac fulfilled his parole conditions.
Kirin is a member of the Croatian Democratic Union party and became Mayor of Virovitica after local elections in 2003. In July 2005 he became Interior Minister and was the youngest member of Ivo Sanader's cabinet.
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- "Croatian interior minister quits over hunting trip with war crimes suspect". International Herald Tribune. 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- "With "Kiro" vs "Jubito", politics enters a new era". Southeast European Times. 2007-06-28. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- "Croatian parliament appoints new interior minister". HighBeam Research. Associated Press. 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2007-12-29.