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Tràs HONAN

Speaker of the Seanad Éireann

Tràs HONAN, Irish Speaker of the Seanad Éireann. Chairwoman, Clare Mentally Handicapped. since 1966.

Background

HONAN, Tras was born on January 4, 1930 in Tipperary, Ireland. Daughter of Matthew Barwow and Carrie Barwow (née Ryan).

Education

St. Leo’s Carlow Convent of Mercy, Carlow, Ireland. Spoken languages: English, Irish, French.

Career

Former Speaker of the Senate. Elected six times to the Upper House Administration Panel. First women elected to Irish Senate and currently holder of the Defence Portfolio in the Upper House.

Senator, since 1977; professional career: family business.

Religion

Catholic.

Membership

Chairwoman, Clare Mentally Handicapped. since 1966. Clubs: Ennis Golf Club. Drumoland Castle Golf Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Recreations: golk, swimming, walking. Local government, health, education.

Connections

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