Ruairi Quinn TD - Biography

Constituency:
Dublin Bay South

Euro Electoral Region:
Dublin

Electoral Status:
Ruairi is currently a sitting TD for Dublin Bay South .

Work Address
Department of Education and Skills
Marlborough Street
Dublin 1

Tel
Office: 01 6183434
Fax: 01 6184153

Email

Website
http://www.ruairiquinn.ie

Political Career:

  • Member of Foreign affairs and Trade committee, July 2014
  • Member of Committee on the Implementation on the Good Friday Agreement July 2014
  • Minister for Education and Skills (2011-July 2014)
  • Leader of the Labour Party (1997 - 2002)
  • Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 1990 - 1997
  • Minister for Finance 1994-1997
  • Minister for Enterprise and Employment 1993-1994
  • Minister for the Public Service, 1986-1987
  • Minister for Labour, 1984-1987
  • Minister of State, Department of the Environment 1982-1983
  • Elected Dáil Éireann 1977-1981 and 1982 - present
  • Member Seanad Éireann 1976-77 and 1981-1982
  • Former Member Dublin City Council 1974 - 1977, and Leader of Civic Allience and Labour Group, 1991 - 1993
  • Member EU Council of Ministers for Social Affairs 1983-1987
  • Chairman Social Affairs Committee, Dáil Éireann, 1984
  • Vice-President & Treasurer, Party of European Socialists

Occupation:

  • Full-time Public Representative; formerly Architect
  • Principal: Ruairi Quinn & Associates 1987-January 1993
  • Partner: Burke-Kennedy Doyle & Partners 1974-1982
  • Assistant Design Architect, Housing Architect's Department, Dublin Corporation 1971-1973
  • Junior Architect: Campbell Conroy Hickey 1969-1970

Memberships:

  • Member, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
  • Member, Amnesty International

Other Interests:

  • Published numerous articles on housing, urban design, planning and environmental issues

Family Background:

  • Two children by previous marriage - Malachi (son), Síne (daughter)
  • Re-married July 1990 to Liz Allman, one son, Conan, born October 1994

Birth Details:

  • 2nd April, 1946

Education:

  • 1971-1982 Lecturer in Architecture, Housing and Urban Design School of Architecture, University College, Dublin.
  • 1970-1971 Graduate Research Student, Athens School of Ekistics, Doxiadis Centre, Athens
  • 1964-1969 School of Architecture, University College, Dublin
  • 1960-1964 Blackrock College Dublin
  • 1952-1963 St. Michaels Primary School Dublin


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