Áine Brady

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Áine Brady
Minister of State for Older People and Health Promotion
In office
22 April 2009 – 9 March 2011
Taoiseach Brian Cowen
Preceded by New office
Succeeded by Office abolished
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2007 – February 2011
Constituency Kildare North
Personal details
Born (1954-09-08) 8 September 1954 (age 63)
County Galway, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Gerry Brady
Children 4
Occupation Former Teacher

Áine Brady (née Kitt; born 8 September 1954) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. She was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kildare North constituency from 2007 to 2011, and also served as a Minister of State.[1]

Áine Kitt was Fianna Fáil's youth organiser in the early 1980s, and a member of the party national executive. Her first electoral outing was at the 1981 election to the 15th Seanad, when she stood unsuccessfully on the Cultural and Educational Panel.[2][3]

She was a teacher at Scoil na Mainistreach in Celbridge for 22 years. She was an unsuccessful candidate for Dáil Éireann at the Kildare North by-election in 2005, but won the seat at the 2007 general election.[4]

Brady is the sister of former Fianna Fáil chief whip Tom Kitt and of former Minister of State Michael P. Kitt, and the daughter of former TD Michael F. Kitt. She is married to former TD Gerry Brady, they have four children.

On 22 April 2009, following a junior ministerial reshuffle, Brady was appointed as Minister of State at the Departments of Health and Children, Social and Family Affairs and the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, with special responsibility for Older People and Health Promotion.

She lost her seat at the 2011 general election.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ms. Áine Brady". Oireachtas Members database. Retrieved 4 January 2008. 
  2. ^ Denis Coughlan (13 August 1981). "No immediate coalition gains in Senate poll". The Irish Times. p. 1. Retrieved 7 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Senate election results". The Irish Times. 15 August 1981. p. 6. Retrieved 7 February 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Áine Brady". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
Preceded by
Catherine Murphy
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Kildare North
Succeeded by
Catherine Murphy
Political offices
Preceded by
Máire Hoctor
Minister of State
(with special responsibility for Older People and Health Promotion)

Office abolished