Gerald Nash

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Gerald Nash
Minister of State for
Business and Employment
Assumed office
July 2014
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Louth
Personal details
Born December 1975 (1975-12) (age 39)
Drogheda, County Louth
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Alma mater University College Dublin

Gerald "Ged" Nash (born December 1975) is an Irish Labour Party politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Louth constituency at the 2011 general election.[1] He was a member of Louth County Council for the Drogheda area from 2000 to 2011, and a member of Drogheda Town Council from 1999 to 2011.[2] He served as mayor of Drogheda from 2004 to 2005.[3]

Nash was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at age 15.[4]

On 11 July 2014, he was appointed as Minister of State for Business and Employment with responsibility for small and medium business, collective bargaining and low pay commission at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.[5] He was also made a Super Junior Minister, which means he attends cabinet meetings but does not have a vote.


  1. ^ "Mr. Gerald Nash". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gerald Nash". Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Gerald Nash". Labour Party. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Labour TD Gerald Nash recalls being bullied after diagnosis of Crohn’s disease". The Irish Times. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "No changes for Noonan and Howlin in reshuffle". RTÉ News. 11 July 2014. 

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Preceded by
Dermot Ahern
(Fianna Fáil)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Louth
Political offices
New office Minister of State for Business and Employment