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Mary HARNEY

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Mary HARNEY, Irish Minister of State at the Department of the Environment.

Background

HARNEY, Mary was born in 1953 in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Eire.

Education

Convent of Mercy, Goldenbridge, Inchicore, Dublin. Colâiste Bridge, Clondalkin, Co Dublin. Trinity College, Dublin, Bachelor of Arts.

Career

Senator, 1977-1981; member, Joint Committee for Secondary Legislation, 1977-1981. Member, Dublin County Council, since 1979. Deputy, Dâil, since 1981.

Member, Select Committee on Crime Lawlessness and Vandalism, 1983-1987. Founder member, PD, 1985. PD Spokesperson, Justice and Social Policy.

Health and Social Welfare. PD Chief Whip; member, Dàil Committee on Public Accounts, 19881989. Ministry of State, Department of the Environment, since 1989.