John Curran (Irish politician)

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John Curran
TD
Government Chief Whip
In office
23 March 2010 – 9 March 2011
Taoiseach Brian Cowen
Preceded by Pat Carey
Succeeded by Paul Kehoe
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
In office
23 March 2010 – 9 March 2011
Taoiseach Brian Cowen
Preceded by Pat Carey
Succeeded by Paul Kehoe
Minister of State
for Integration and Community
In office
22 April 2009 – 23 March 2010
Taoiseach Brian Cowen
Preceded by New office
Succeeded by Mary White
Minister of State for Drugs Strategy and Community Affairs
In office
7 May 2008 – 22 April 2009
Taoiseach Brian Cowen
Preceded by Pat Carey
Succeeded by Office abolished
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
In office
May 2002 – February 2011
Constituency Dublin Mid-West
Personal details
Born (1960-06-17) 17 June 1960 (age 56)
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Alma mater University College Dublin

John Curran (born 17 June 1960) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He is a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Mid-West constituency. He was re-elected to Dáil Eireann in the general election of February 2016. He was born and raised in Clondalkin Village. He is married and has two sons.

Since his re-election in 2016 John Curran has Chaired the all-party Oireachtas Housing and Homelessness Committee. This Committee launched their final report on the 17th June 2016. The report detailed the recommendations of groups and individuals on how best to tackle the problem of housing and homelessness in Ireland.

John Curran was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election when the constituency was first created. He was re-elected on the first count at the 2007 general election. He was elected to South Dublin County Council at the 1999 local elections representing the ClondalkinNewcastle local electoral area.

On 13 May 2008, shortly after Brian Cowen became Taoiseach, he was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs with special responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy and Community Affairs.[1]

On 23 March 2010, following a cabinet reshuffle, he was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip and at the Department of Defence.[2]

He lost his seat at the 2011 general election,[1] but regained it in the 2016 general election[3] He currently chairs the All-Party Oireachtas Social Protection Committee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "John Curran". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Killeen, Carey promoted to cabinet". RTÉ News. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "John Curran". RTÉ.ie. Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
Oireachtas
New constituency Teachta Dála for Dublin Mid-West
20022011
With: Paul Gogarty
Mary Harney
Succeeded by
Robert Dowds
Frances Fitzgerald
Derek Keating
Joanna Tuffy
Preceded by
Robert Dowds
Frances Fitzgerald
Derek Keating
Joanna Tuffy
Teachta Dála for Dublin Mid-West
2016–present
With: Frances Fitzgerald
Gino Kenny
Eoin Ó Broin
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Pat Carey
Minister of State for Drugs Strategy and Community Affairs
2008–2009
Office abolished
New office Minister of State for Integration and Community
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Mary White
Preceded by
Pat Carey
Government Chief Whip
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Paul Kehoe
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
2010–2011