Paul Kehoe

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Paul Kehoe
TD
Paul Kehoe 2013.png
Kehoe in 2013
Government Chief Whip
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 March 2011
Preceded by John Curran
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 March 2011
Preceded by John Curran
Teachta Dála
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2002
Constituency Wexford
Personal details
Born (1973-01-11) 11 January 1973 (age 41)
County Wexford, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Brigid O'Connor
Alma mater Kildalton Agricultural College
Website www.paulkehoe.com

Paul Kehoe (born 11 January 1973) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Wexford constituency since 2002,[1] and is the Government Chief Whip.[2]

Early and private life[edit]

Kehoe was born in Bree, County Wexford. He is the son of Myles and Bernadette Kehoe.[3] He was educated at St Mary's CBS, Enniscorthy, and Kildalton Agricultural College, County Kilkenny.[2] Kehoe is also a farmer.[1] He is married to Brigid O'Connor, of Taghmon.[3]

Political career[edit]

Kehoe was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael TD for the Wexford constituency at the 2002 general election.[4] In June of that year Enda Kenny became leader of the Fine Gael party and Kehoe was appointed Fine Gael spokesperson for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. He has also served as Fine Gael Assistant Chief Whip. He was re-elected at the 2007 and 2011 general elections..[4]

He was appointed as Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Defence on 9 March 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Paul Kehoe". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Paul Kehoe TD". Fine Gael website. Retrieved 12 June 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Everything just Fine' on TD Paul's big day". New Ross Standard. 3 October 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Paul Kehoe". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Michael D'Arcy
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Wexford
2002–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
John Curran
Government Chief Whip
2011–present
Incumbent
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
2011–present