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Patrick O'Donovan (born 21 March 1977) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment since June 2017. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Limerick County constituency since 2011, and previously from 2011 to 2016 for the currently for the Limerick constituency. He previously served as Minister of State for Tourism and Sport from 2016 to 2017.[1]

Patrick O'Donovan

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Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment
Assumed office
20 June 2017
TaoiseachLeo Varadkar
Preceded byNew Office
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport
In office
19 May 2016 – 20 June 2017
TaoiseachEnda Kenny
Preceded byMichael Ring
Succeeded byBrendan Griffin
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
ConstituencyLimerick County
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
ConstituencyLimerick
Personal details
Born (1977-03-21) 21 March 1977 (age 42)
Newcastle West, County Limerick, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Eileen Keary (m. 2014)
Children1
Alma materUniversity College Cork
Websitepatrickodonovan.ie

He was a member of Limerick County Council for the Newcastle West electoral area from 2003 to 2011.[1][2]

In January 2014, he called for "tougher controls on the use of open source internet browsers and payment systems" which he claimed allowed users to remain anonymous in the illegal trade of drugs, weapons and pornography.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Patrick O'Donovan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Patrick O'Donovan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  3. ^ "O'Donovan calls for crackdown on internet browsers and payment systems which facilitate illegal activity". Fine Gael website. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Down with This Sort of Thing: TD Calls for Crackdown on "Open Source Browsers"". technology.ie. Retrieved 14 January 2014.

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Oireachtas
New constituency Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Limerick County
2016–present
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished
New constituency Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Limerick
2011–2016
Incumbent