Ann Phelan

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Ann Phelan
Ann Phelan 2013.jpg
Phelan in 2013
Minister of State for
Rural Economic Development
and Rural Transport
Assumed office
July 2014
Preceded by New office
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Carlow–Kilkenny
Personal details
Born (1961-09-16) 16 September 1961 (age 54)
Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party

Ann Phelan (born 16 September 1961) is an Irish Labour Party politician.[1] She was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency at the 2011 general election.[2]

Phelan was elected to Kilkenny County Council in 2004 and 2009 for the Thomastown electoral area.

On 15 July 2014, she was appointed as Minister of State with responsibility for rural economic development and rural transport at the Departments of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Transport, Tourism and Sport.[3] Her responsibilities also include the implementation of the 2014 report by the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA).


  1. ^ "Ms. Ann Phelan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ann Phelan". Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Simon Harris among new Ministers of State". RTÉ News. 15 July 2014. 

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Preceded by
Mary White
(Green Party)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Carlow–Kilkenny
Political offices
New office Minister of State for Rural Economic Development and Rural Transport