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Mary Coughlan

Profile from Elections 2002

Ballybrillighan, Frosses, Mountcharles PO, Co. Donegal, Tel: 073 36511

Constituency Office: Cranny, Inver, Co. Donegal, Tel: 073 36002, Fax: 073 36333

Department of Social and Family Affairs, Store Street, Dublin 2, Tel: 01 8748444

Born Donegal Town May 1965. Married to David Charlton, one son, one daughter. Educated Ursuline Convent, Sligo and UCD (B.Soc.Sc). Government Minister and former Social Worker. First elected 1987 and at each subsequent election.

Appointed Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs on 6th June 2002. Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands 2001-2002. Spokesperson on Educational Reform 1995-1997. Chairperson, Joint Committee on the Irish Language 1993-1995. Member of Donegal County Council 1986-2001. Former member of Co. Donegal Vocational Education Committee (Chairperson 1991–92). Chairperson Board of Management Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town. Member of Board of Management of the Tourism College, Killybegs. President of Killybegs Coast and Cliff Rescue Service. Member of Chomhcoiste na Gaelige (Chairperson 1993-1994). Elected Honorary Secretary of Fianna Fail 1995. She is a daughter of the late Cathal Coughlan, Dáil Deputy 1983-1986 and niece of the late Clement Coughlan, TD 1980-1983.


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