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James Richard MITCHELL

politician

James Richard MITCHELL, Irish Member of the Dâil Éireann. member, Irish Council for the European Movement; member, the Anti Apartheid Movement; member, the Inter-Parly. Union.

Background

MITCHELL, James Richard was born on October 19, 1946 in Dublin, Ireland. Parents: Peter Mitchell and Eileen Mitchell (née Whelan).

Education

Trinity College, Dublin, computer science, 1969-1970. Spoken languages: English, Irish.

Career

Member. Fine Gael, since 1967. Lord Mayor, 1976-1977, Councillor, 1979-1981, since 1991, Alderman, 1979-1981, Dublin City Council. Member of the Dâil Éireann, since 1977.

Shadow Minister for Labour, 1977-1981, Public Service, 1981. Minister for Justice, 1981-1982. Shadow Minister for Justice, 1982.

Minister for Transport, 1982-1984 + Minister for Posts and Telegraphs, 19821984. President, European Community Council of Ministers for Transport, 1984. Minister for Communications, 1984-1987.

President, EuroControl, 1985. Shadow Minister for Social Welfare, 1987-1988, Labour, 1988-1991, Communications, 1990-1991, Environment, 199I-. Branch exec., Workers Union of Ireland, 1967-1970.

Computer exec., 19701973, road transport manager, 1973-1976, Guinness.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Working Together-A Policy for Industrial Relations, 1979. Poverty Traps, 1988. Local Power, 1991.A Place for Everything-in its Place, 1992.

Religion

Catholic.

Membership

Dublin City Council 1974-1981. Dail Eireann (House of Representatives) for Dublin Ballyfermot 1977, for Dublin West 1981.

  • Member, Irish Council for the European Movement. Member, the Anti Apartheid Movement. Member, the Inter-Parly.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, keeping fit, genealogy. European Movement, anti apartheid movement, Palestine, environment, improving the state sector.

Connections

Spouse Patricia Mitchell (née Kenny), 1973. Children: Ruairi, Sinead, Neil, Aoife, Caitriona.

father:
Peter Mitchell

mother:
Eileen Whelan

spouse:
Patricia Kenny