Simon Harris (politician)
|Minister for Health|
6 May 2016
|Preceded by||Leo Varadkar|
|Minister of State at the Department of Finance|
15 July 2014 – 6 May 2016
|Preceded by||Brian Hayes|
|Succeeded by||Eoghan Murphy|
17 October 1986 |
Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland
|Political party||Fine Gael|
|Alma mater||Dublin Institute of Technology|
Simon Harris (born 17 October 1986) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Wicklow constituency at the 2011 general election. In May 2016, he was named Minister for Health in the Fine Gael minority government.
Before his election to the Dáil, he served on Wicklow County Council, having been elected in June 2009 with the highest percentage vote of any County Councillor in Ireland. He was also a member of Greystones Town Council.
As a County Councillor, Harris served as Chairperson of the County Wicklow Joint Policing Committee and Chairperson of the HSE Regional Health Forum. He was a member of Wicklow County Council's Housing Strategic Policy Committee and Wicklow Vocational Educational Committee.
He served as a member of the Oireachtas cross party group on Mental Health and introduced the Mental Health (Anti Discrimination) Bill 2013 in June 2013.
On 6 May 2016, he was appointed Minister for Health in the Fine Gael minority government, replacing Leo Varadkar.
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|Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Wicklow
|Minister of State at the Department of Finance
|Minister for Health
|Baby of the Dáil