Michael Ring

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Michael Ring
TD
Michael Ring 2012.jpg
Ring in 2012
Minister of State for
Regional Economic Development
Assumed office
19 May 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Preceded by New office
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport
In office
10 March 2011 – 19 May 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Preceded by New office
Succeeded by Patrick O'Donovan
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
June 1997
Constituency Mayo
In office
June 1994 – June 1997
Constituency Mayo West
Personal details
Born (1953-12-24) 24 December 1953 (age 62)
Westport, Mayo, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael

Michael Ring (born 24 December 1953) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Mayo constituency since June 1994,[1] and is the Minister of State for Regional Economic Development,.

Ring was born in Fr. Angelus Park, Westport. He attended the local C.B.S. school and later Westport vocational school.

A former auctioneer, he first stood for election to Dáil Éireann at the 1992 general election but was unsuccessful. He was first elected to the Dáil at a by-election in June 1994 for the Mayo West constituency, caused by the appointment of Pádraig Flynn as European Commissioner. A member of Mayo County Council from 1999 to 2004, Ring was Fine Gael spokesperson on Social and Family affairs from 2002 to 2004, and party spokesperson Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs from 2007 to 2010. He was a member of the British–Irish Parliamentary Assembly. On 10 March 2011, he was appointed as Minister of State for Tourism and Sport.

Since first being elected to the Dáil in 1994, Ring has been returned at every election since, most recently at the 2016 general election.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Michael Ring". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Michael Ring". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Pádraig Flynn
(Fianna Fáil)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Mayo West
19941997
Constituency abolished
New constituency Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Mayo
1997–present
Incumbent
Political offices
New office Minister of State for Tourism and Sport
2011–present
Incumbent