John Curran (Irish politician)

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John Curran
Government Chief Whip
In office
23 March 2010 – 9 March 2011
Preceded by Pat Carey
Succeeded by Paul Kehoe
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
In office
23 March 2010 – 9 March 2011
Preceded by Pat Carey
Succeeded by Paul Kehoe
Minister of State
for Integration and Community
In office
22 April 2009 – 23 March 2010
Preceded by New office
Succeeded by Mary White
Minister of State for Drugs Strategy and Community Affairs
In office
7 May 2008 – 22 April 2009
Preceded by Pat Carey
Succeeded by Office abolished
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2002 – February 2011
Constituency Dublin Mid–West
Personal details
Born (1960-06-17) 17 June 1960 (age 54)
County Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Alma mater University College Dublin

John Curran (born 17 June 1960) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Mid–West constituency from 2002 to 2011, and served as Government Chief Whip from 2010 to 2011.[1]

Curran was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election when the constituency was first created. He was re-elected on the first count at the 2007 general election. He was elected to South Dublin County Council at the 1999 local elections representing the ClondalkinNewcastle local electoral area.

On 13 May 2008, shortly after Brian Cowen became Taoiseach, he was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs with special responsibility for Drugs Strategy and Community Affairs.[2]

In the junior ministerial reshuffle on 22 April 2009, he was appointed Minister of State at the Departments of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Education and Science; and Justice, Equality and Law Reform with special responsibility for Integration and Community.

On 23 March 2010, following a cabinet reshuffle, he was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip and at the Department of Defence.[3]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. John Curran". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "John Curran". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Killeen, Carey promoted to cabinet". RTÉ News. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
Oireachtas
Preceded by
New constituency
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Dublin Mid–West
2002–2011
Succeeded by
Frances Fitzgerald
(Fine Gael)
Political offices
Preceded by
Pat Carey
Minister of State for Drugs Strategy and Community Affairs
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Preceded by
New office
Minister of State for Integration and Community
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Mary White
Preceded by
Pat Carey
Government Chief Whip
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Paul Kehoe
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
2010–2011