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Jim O'KEEFFE

Jim O'KEEFFE, Irish Member of the Dâil Eireann.

Background

  • O'KEEFFE, Jim was born on March 31, 1941 in Skibbereen, Company Cork, Ireland. Parents: Maurice O'Keeffe and Ellen O’Keeffe.

  • Education

    • St. Fachtna’s High School, Skibbereen. University College, Cork. University College, Dublin.

      Inc. Law Society Law School, solicitor, 1962.

    Career

    • Member, Irish Council, European Movement, since 1973. Member, Skibbereen Urban District Council, 197479. Member, Baltimore Harbour Commission, 1974-1979.

      Member of the Dâil, since 1977. Spokesman on Law Reform, 1977-1979, Foreign Affairs, 1979-1980, Security, 1980-1981. Chairman, Dâil Consolidation Committee, 1977- SI.

      Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, 1981-1982. Spokesman on Health, 1982. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, 1982-1986.

      Minister of State for Finance and the Public Service, 1986-1987. Spokesman on Agriculture, 1987-1988, Social Welfare, 1988-1989, Justice, 1989-1991. Foreign and European Affairs, since 1991.

      Principal partner, Wolfe and Company, until 1979. Founder President, Skibbereen Junior Chamber, 1967.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Fine Gael

    Religion

    Roman Catholic.

    Membership

    Clubs: Schull Harbour Boat Club. Baltimore Sailing Club. Kinsale Yacht Club; Bandon and Skibbereen Golf Clubs.

    Personality

    Interests

    Boating and sailing, golf, rugby, football, local history.

    Connections

    • Spouse Maeve O’Keeffe (née O’Sullivan), 1975. Children: seven daughter, one s.
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