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Patrick Joseph Joseph LALOR

member of the European Parliament

Patrick LALOR, Irish politician. Laois County Council and former exec. member Retail Grocery, Dairy and Allied Trades Association (RGDATA); Ddil Eireann October 1961-1981; Fianna Fail, Chief Whip Pari. Party 77; of European Pari. since 1979; European Pari. Committees on Transport and Tourism, Rules of Procedure, Political Affairs, Bureau and Enlarged Bureau since 1989.

Background

LALOR, Patrick Joseph was born on July 21, 1926 in Dublin, Ireland. Parents: Joseph Lalor and Fanny Lalor (née Kelly).

Education

Knockbeg College, Carlow, leaving certificate, 1940-1944. Spoken languages: English, Irish.

Career

Member Däil Eireann for Laois/Offaly, 1961-1981. Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, 1965-1966. Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for Transport and Power.

Posts and Telegraphs, 1966-1969. Minister for Posts and Telegraphs, 1969-1970. Minister for Industry and Commerce, 1970-1973.

Chief Whip, FF Parliamentary Party, 1973-1977. Minister of State at Department of Taoiseach and of Defence, 1977-1979. Member of the European Parliament, 1979.

Elected Quaestor of European Parliament 1979-1982 and since 1989. Vice-President of European Progressive Democrats Group 1979-1984. Re-elected Member of the European Parliament, for Leinster, 1984 and 1989.

Vice-President. European Parliament, 1982-1987. Vice-President. European Democratic Alliance Group, since 1984. Member Bureau, Enlarged Bureau and Political Affairs and Rules of Procedure Committees, European Parliament.

Religion

Roman Catholic.

Membership

Laois County Council and former exec. member Retail Grocery, Dairy and Allied Trades Association (RGDATA). Ddil Eireann October 1961-1981. Fianna Fail, Chief Whip Pari.

Party 77; of European Pari. since 1979. European Pari. Committees on Transport and Tourism, Rules of Procedure, Political Affairs, Bureau and Enlarged Bureau since 1989.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hurling, Gaelic football, golf, drama.

Connections

Spouse Myra Murphy, 1952. Children: Frances, Helen, Joseph, Veronica.

father:
Joseph

mother:
Frances Lalor

spouse:
Myra Murphy