Paul Kehoe

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Paul Kehoe
Paul Kehoe TD.jpg
Minister of State for Defence
Assumed office
9 March 2011
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Preceded by John Curran
Government Chief Whip
In office
9 March 2011 – 6 May 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Preceded by John Curran
Succeeded by Regina Doherty
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
May 2002
Constituency Wexford
Personal details
Born (1973-01-11) 11 January 1973 (age 44)
Bree, Wexford, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Brigid O'Connor
Children 3
Alma mater Kildalton Agricultural College

Paul Kehoe (born 11 January 1973) is an Irish Fine Gael politician and Minister of State at the Department of Defence since 2011. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Wexford constituency since 2002,[1] and was the Government Chief Whip between March 2011 and May 2016.[2]

Early and private life[edit]

Kehoe was born in Bree, County Wexford. He is the son of Myles and Bernadette Kehoe.[3] He was educated at St Mary's CBS, Enniscorthy, and Kildalton Agricultural College, County Kilkenny.[2] Kehoe is also a farmer.[1] He is married to Brigid O'Connor, of Taghmon.[3]

Political career[edit]

Kehoe was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael TD for the Wexford constituency at the 2002 general election.[4] In June of that year Enda Kenny became leader of the Fine Gael party and Kehoe was appointed Fine Gael spokesperson for Communications, Marine and Environment. He has also served as Fine Gael Assistant Chief Whip. He was re-elected at the 2007 and 2011 general elections.[4]

He was appointed as Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Defence on 9 March 2011.


  1. ^ a b "Mr. Paul Kehoe". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Paul Kehoe TD". Fine Gael website. Retrieved 12 June 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Everything just Fine' on TD Paul's big day". New Ross Standard. 3 October 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Paul Kehoe". Retrieved 22 September 2009. 

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Preceded by
Michael D'Arcy
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Wexford
Political offices
Preceded by
John Curran
Government Chief Whip
Minister of State at the Department of Defence