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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.[1] He also served as a Minister of State from 2008 to 2011.

John Moloney
Minister of State
for Disability Issues and Mental Health
In office
13 May 2008 – 10 March 2011
TaoiseachBrian Cowen
Preceded byNew Office
Succeeded byKathleen Lynch
(Disability, Equality and Mental Health)
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1997 – February 2011
Personal details
Born (1953-06-12) 12 June 1953 (age 66)
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)Patricia McEvoy

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.[2]

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.

He lost his seat at the 2011 general election.[2]


  1. ^ "Mr. John Moloney". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b "John Moloney". Retrieved 5 October 2009.
Preceded by
Liam Hyland
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Laois–Offaly
Succeeded by
Brian Stanley
(Sinn Féin)
Political offices
Preceded by
Jimmy Devins
Minister of State for Disability Issues and Mental Health
Succeeded by
Kathleen Lynch
as Disability, Equality and Mental Health