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Ray MACSHARRY

politician

Ray MacSHARRY, Irish politician. Sligo County Council and Sligo Corporation 1967-1978; Dail 1969-1988; European Pari. 1984-1987.

Background

MACSHARRY, Ray was born on April 29, 1938 in Sligo, Ireland. Parents: Patrick MacSharry and Annie MacSharry (née Clarke).

Education

Summerhill College, Sligo. Spoken languages: English.

Career

Member Sligo County Council and Sligo Corporation, 1967-1978. Member of the Dâil, 1969-1989. Minister of State, Department of Finance and Public Service, 1977-1979.

Minister for Agriculture, 1979-1981. Tanaiste and Minister of Finance, Mar.-Nov. 1982; Member of European Parliament, 1984-1987.

Minister for Finance, 1987-1988. European Commissioner, responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development, 1989 until 3 January 1993. Former haulier and actioneer.

Religion

Roman Catholic.

Membership

Sligo County Council and Sligo Corporation 1967-1978. Dail 1969-1988; European Pari. 1984-1987.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, reading, sport, walking. Social, economic and agricultural policy.

Connections

Spouse Elaine MacSharry (née Neilan), 1960. Children: three son, three d.

spouse:
Elaine