|Minister of State for European Affairs|
11 July 2013
|Preceded by||Lucinda Creighton|
July 2007 – February 2011
19 September 1974 |
|Political party||Fine Gael|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin|
Donohoe was educated at St Declan's CBS, Cabra and obtained a degree in Politics and Economics from Trinity College, Dublin. He served as Secretary of the University Philosophical Society during his time in Trinity College.
He was first elected to Dublin City Council in 2004, for the Cabra-Glasnevin electoral area. During this time he was Chairperson of the Central Area Committee, Chairperson of the Environmental Strategic Policy Committee and a member of the City Corporate Policy Committee. He was an unsuccessful candidate at the 2007 general election in the Dublin Central constituency, but was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Administrative Panel in July 2007. He was appointed in October 2007 as Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on Transport and the Marine. He was a member of the Joint Oireachtas committee on Transport and the Joint Oireachtas committee on European Affairs. He was appointed Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Ireland's Future in Europe by Enda Kenny in October 2008.
On 24 March 2009, he was nominated by Fine Gael to run in the Dublin Central by-election caused by the death of Tony Gregory, but he was unsuccessful in this election. He topped the poll at the 2011 general election and was elected on the 2nd count.
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- "Paschal Donohoe". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
- "Late show row senator for election". Evening Herald. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2009.
- "Lucinda Creighton to resign as junior minister, Paschal Donohoe takes role". RTÉ News. 12 July 2013.
|Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Dublin Central
|Minister of State for European Affairs