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Tràs HONAN

Tràs HONAN, Irish Speaker of the Seanad Éireann. Chairwoman, Clare Mentally Handicapped. since 1966.

Background

  • HONAN, Tras was born on January 4, 1930 in Tipperary, Ireland. Daughter of Matthew Barwow and Carrie Barwow (née Ryan).

  • Education

    • St. Leo’s Carlow Convent of Mercy, Carlow, Ireland. Spoken languages: English, Irish, French.

    Career

    • Former Speaker of the Senate. Elected six times to the Upper House Administration Panel. First women elected to Irish Senate and currently holder of the Defence Portfolio in the Upper House.

      Senator, since 1977; professional career: family business.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Fianna Fáil

    Religion

    Catholic.

    Membership

    Chairwoman, Clare Mentally Handicapped. since 1966. Clubs: Ennis Golf Club. Drumoland Castle Golf Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Recreations: golk, swimming, walking. Local government, health, education.

    Connections

    • [{"type":"father","name":"Matthew Barwow"},{"type":"mother","name":"Carrie Barwow (née Ryan)"},{"type":"spouse","name":"the late Dermot Patrick Honan"}]
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