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.
|Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment|
|Assumed office |
20 June 2017
|Preceded by||New Office|
|Minister of State for Tourism and Sport|
19 May 2016 – 20 June 2017
|Preceded by||Michael Ring|
|Succeeded by||Brendan Griffin|
|Assumed office |
February 2011 – February 2016
|Born||21 March 1977|
Newcastle West, County Limerick, Ireland
|Political party||Fine Gael|
|Spouse(s)||Eileen Keary (m. 2014)|
|Alma mater||University College Cork|
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.
- "Patrick O'Donovan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
- "Patrick O'Donovan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
- "O'Donovan calls for crackdown on internet browsers and payment systems which facilitate illegal activity". Fine Gael website. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
- "Down with This Sort of Thing: TD Calls for Crackdown on "Open Source Browsers"". technology.ie. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
|New constituency|| Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Limerick County
|New constituency|| Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Limerick
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