John Curran (Irish politician)

John Curran (born 17 June 1960) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Mid-West constituency from 2002 to 2011 and 2016 to 2020. He previously served as Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Defence from 2010 to 2011, Minister of State for Integration and Community from 2009 to 2010 and Minister of State for Drugs Strategy and Community Affairs from 2008 to 2009.[1]

John Curran
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Chair of the Committee on Housing and Homelessness
In office
4 April 2016 – February 2020
Preceded byNew office
Government Chief Whip
In office
23 March 2010 – 9 March 2011
TaoiseachBrian Cowen
Preceded byPat Carey
Succeeded byPaul Kehoe
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
In office
23 March 2010 – 9 March 2011
TaoiseachBrian Cowen
Preceded byPat Carey
Succeeded byPaul Kehoe
Minister of State for Integration and Community
In office
22 April 2009 – 23 March 2010
TaoiseachBrian Cowen
Preceded byNew office
Succeeded byMary White
Minister of State for Drugs Strategy and Community Affairs
In office
7 May 2008 – 22 April 2009
TaoiseachBrian Cowen
Preceded byPat Carey
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2016 – February 2020
In office
May 2002 – February 2011
ConstituencyDublin Mid-West
Personal details
Born (1960-06-17) 17 June 1960 (age 59)
Lucan, Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
Alma materUniversity College Dublin

Following his re-election in 2016, he chaired the all-party Oireachtas Housing and Homelessness Committee. This Committee launched their final report on 17 June 2016.

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.[2]

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.[3]

He lost his seat at the 2011 general election,[2] but regained it in the 2016 general election.[4] He then chaired the All-Party Oireachtas Social Protection Committee. He lost his seat again at the 2020 general election.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "John Curran". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "John Curran". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Killeen, Carey promoted to cabinet". RTÉ News. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  4. ^ "John Curran". RTÉ News. Retrieved 28 February 2016.

External linksEdit

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
20162020
With: Frances Fitzgerald (2011–2019)
Gino Kenny (from 2016)
Eoin Ó Broin (from 2016)
Mark Ward (from 2019)
Succeeded by
Emer Higgins
Eoin Ó Broin
Gino Kenny
Mark Ward
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