Paudie Coffey

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Paudie Coffey
TD
Minister of State for Housing, Planning
and Co-ordination of the Construction 2020 Strategy
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 2014
Preceded by Jan O'Sullivan
Teachta Dála
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Waterford
Senator
In office
July 2007 – February 2011
Constituency Industrial and Commercial Panel
Personal details
Born (1969-05-15) 15 May 1969 (age 45)
County Waterford, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Alma mater Waterford Institute of Technology,
University College Dublin

Paudie Coffey (born 15 May 1969) is an Irish Fine Gael politician, and has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Waterford constituency since February 2011.[1] On 15 July 2014, he was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of the Environment with special responsibility for Housing, Planning and Coordination of the Construction 2020 Strategy.

He was first elected to Waterford County Council in 1999 for the Suir electoral area, and re-elected in 2004. He was an unsuccessful candidate at the 2007 general election for the Waterford constituency but was subsequently elected to Seanad Éireann in July 2007 on the Industrial and Commercial Panel.[2]

Coffey was elected for the Waterford constituency at the 2011 general election with 9,698 (18.1%) first preference votes.[2]

On 15 July 2014, he was appointed as Minister of State with responsibility for Housing, Planning and Co-ordination of the Construction 2020 Strategy at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Paudie Coffey". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Paudie Coffey". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Simon Harris among new Ministers of State". RTÉ News. 15 July 2014. 

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Martin Cullen
(Fianna Fáil)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Waterford
2011–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Jan O'Sullivan
Minister of State for Housing, Planning and
Co-ordination of the Construction 2020 Strategy

2014–present
Incumbent