|Minister of State for Labour Affairs
and Public Service Transformation
22 April 2009 – 9 March 2011
|Born||10 May 1973|
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin|
Dara Calleary (born 10 May 1973) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Mayo constituency since 2007. He served as Minister of State for Labour Affairs and Public Service Transformation from 2009 to 2011.
Calleary lives in Ballina and was educated at St Oliver Plunkett National School and St Muredachs College in that town, and Trinity College, Dublin. He has been a member of the Fianna Fáil National Executive since 1997 and has served on party policy committees on Transport, Enterprise and Employment, Agriculture and Youth Affairs. He previously worked with Chambers Ireland, the largest business organisation in Ireland and also worked in an Irish bank.
He was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2007 general election. In February 2008, Calleary was appointed chairman of Ógra Fianna Fáil by the then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at the National Youth Conference in Tullamore, County Offaly. In 2007 Calleary chaired the first ever Ógra Fianna Fáil branch meeting in Northern Ireland at Queen's University Belfast.
On 22 April 2009 he was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment with special responsibility for Labour Affairs. On 23 March 2010, following a cabinet reshuffle, responsibility for Public Service Transformation was added to his role.
He was the Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence from April 2011 to July 2012. In July 2012, he was appointed as party spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
|Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Mayo
|Minister of State for Labour Affairs and Public Service Transformation