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Minister for Health

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.


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.


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.