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Dr. John O’CONNELL, Irish Minister for Health. member, Irish Medical Association, since 1954; member, Irish Medical Union, since 1963; member, Irish Transport and General Workers Union,; member, National Union of Journalists, since 1975.


  • O’CONNELL, Dr. John was born in 1930 in Dublin, Eire.

  • Education

    • St. Vincent’s, Glasnevin. Dublin; Royal College, of Surgeons, Dublin, Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, SI.


    • Deputy, Dâil, Dublin South-West, 1965-1977. Front Bench Spokesman, Labour, 1969-1973. Member, Panel of Temporary Chairman, Dâil Eircann, 1979.

      Alderman, Dublin City Council, 1974-1979. Deputy, Dâil, Dublin Ballyfermot, 1977-1981. Front Bench Spokesman, Labour, 1979.

      Member of the European Parliament, 1979-1981. Ceann Comhairle, 1981-1982. Deputy, Dâil, Dublin South-Central, 1981-1987.

      Member, Dublin City Cncl. Senator, 1987-1989; currently Minister for Health. Medical doctor, member, Board of St. James’ Hospital, since 1972.

      Member, Jervis Street Hospital Board, since 1974.


    Party affiliation: Fianna Fàil, FF


    Member, Irish Medical Association, since 1954. Member, Irish Medical Union, since 1963. Member, Irish Transport and General Workers Union.

    Member, National Union of Journalists, since 1975.


    • Spouse Elizabeth O’Connell (née Gunning). Children: one son, four d.
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    Born 1930