Ged Nash
Spokesperson on Employment and Social Protection

Biography

Ged is currently a sitting Senator .

Political Career

  • Elected to Seanad, April 2016
  • Appointed Minister for Business and Employment (at D/Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation) with special responsibility for small business and collective bargaining. The first ever Cabinet Minister from Drogheda, July 2014
  • Appointed to Dáil Public Accounts Committee, April 2012-July 2014
  • Appointed to Dáil Public Accounts Committee 2012
  • Appointed to Dáil Committee on Foreign Affairs 2012
  • Appointed to Dáil Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht 2011
  • Former chair of the Oireachtas Friends of Palestine and the informal Oireachtas Cross Party Group to Tackle Alcohol Misuse.
  • Elected vice chairman of Labour Parliamentary Party, March 2011.
  • Elected to the Dáil, 2011
  • Contested the General Election, May 2007
  • Mayor of Drogheda (2004-05)
  • Re-elected to Drogheda Borough Council and Louth County Council (2004, and 2009)
  • First elected to Drogheda Corporation (West Gate Ward)1999;
  • Co-Opted, Louth County Council (Drogheda West) 2002;
  • Former Chairperson, UCD Labour Party;
  • Former National Secretary, Labour Youth;
  • Former Secretary, Association of Labour Councillors (1999 -2003);
  • Member, Labour Party General Council (1997 - 1999).

Occupation

  • Public Representative
  • Former PR Consultant to trade unions and the not-for-profit sector
  • Former company manager, Upstate Theatre Project, Drogheda.
  • Former teacher, St. Oliver's CC, Drogheda

Memberships

  • Member of Dáil Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht,June 2011
  • Director, Drogheda Youth Development
  • Director, Calipo Theatre and Picture Company
  • Member of Board of Droichead Arts Centre
  • Member of Drogheda Rotary Club
  • Former Member of Louth VEC

Other Interests

  • Ged is interested in the arts, in particular theatre and Irish crafts and design.
  • He has served on the boards of Drogheda Youth Development, Droichead Arts Centre, Calipo Theatre Company and Upstate Theatre Project.
  • Involved in the establishment of Boomerang Youth Cafe, the Drogheda Arts Festival and the inaugural Drogheda Maritime Festival.
  • A committed lifelong supporter of Drogheda United.

Family Background

  • Married to Marion

Birth Details

  • Drogheda, 1975

Education

  • St. Joseph's CBS, Drogheda;
  • Hons. BA in Politics & History, University College, Dublin

Senator Ged NashSpokesperson on Employment and Social Protection


Constituency:
Ireland - Midlands North West : Louth
Work Address:
Dáil Eireann, Dublin 2
Constituency Office (open weekdays 9.30am to 5pm.): Connolly Hall, Palace Street, Drogheda, Co Louth
Tel:
041 9810811Constituency Office, Drogheda
01 6184397Leinster House Office
Email:
Social:
/GedNash
@geraldnash

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