Jan O'Sullivan TD
Minister for Education and Skills


Jan O'Sullivan TD - Biography

Limerick City

Euro Electoral Region:
Ireland South

Electoral Status:
Jan is currently a sitting TD for Limerick City .

Work Address
Mechanics Institute
Hartstonge Street

Home Address
7 Lanahrone Avenue

Constituency Office Tel 061 312316
Constituency Office Fax 061 313707
Dáil Tel 01 6183670
Dáil Fax 01 6184617



Political Career:

  • Elected to the 32nd Dáil, Feb.2016
  • Appointed Minister for Education and Skills, July 2014
  • former Minister of State, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government with special responsibility for Housing and Planning,
  • Appointed Minister of State for Trade & Development - Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, March 2011
  • Labour Party Spokesperson on Equality,Education, and Health,
  • Elected to Dáil Éireann in 1998, 2002, 2007 and 2011
  • Elected Seanad Éireann 1993
  • Leader, Labour Senate Group 1993-1997
  • Elected Limerick City Council 1985
  • Mayor of Limerick 1993/1994
  • Former Member Mid-Western Health Board 1991-2003
  • Former Member City of Limerick Vocational Education Committee
  • Member, Democratic Socialist Party until the merger with the Labour Party


  • Full-time Public Representative, formerly Pre-School Teacher


  • Vice-Chair of Joint Committee on Education and Science 2002- 2007
  • Vice-Chair of Dáil Select Committee on Education and Science 2002- 2007

Family Background:

  • Married to Paul O'Sullivan; one son Paddy and one daughter Emily

Birth Details:

  • Limerick, 1950


  • Villiers School, Limerick;
  • Trinity College, Dublin, M.A.: H.Dip. Ed. U.C.C.

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