John Moloney (Irish politician)
John Anthony Moloney (born 12 June 1953) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Laois–Offaly constituency from 1997 to 2011. He also served as a Minister of State from 2008 to 2011.
|Minister of State|
for Disability Issues and Mental Health
13 May 2008 – 10 March 2011
|Preceded by||New Office|
|Succeeded by||Kathleen Lynch|
(Disability, Equality and Mental Health)
June 1997 – February 2011
|Born||12 June 1953|
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
An air traffic controller, undertaker and publican before entering politics, he is a former member of Laois County Council and Mountmellick Town Council. Moloney was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1997 general election and retained his seat at the 2002 and 2007 general elections.
On 13 May 2008, shortly after Brian Cowen became Taoiseach, he was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children with special responsibility for Disability Issues and Mental Health, and was also responsible for Equality affairs until March 2009.
| Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Laois–Offaly
| Minister of State for Disability Issues and Mental Health
as Disability, Equality and Mental Health