Joe Costello
Spokesperson for Urban Regeneration

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Joe Costello - Biography

Constituency:
Dublin Central

Euro Electoral Region:
Dublin

Electoral Status:
Joe is currently .

Work Address
338 North Circular Road
Dublin 7

Tel
087 2450 777

Email

Political Career:

  • Member of Public Accounts and Health Committee, July 2014
  • Appointed Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Trade and Development, Dec 2011-July 2014
  • Chairperson, Dáil Committee of European Union Affairs, June 2011
  • Elected to 31st Dail, Feb. 2011
  • Elected to 30th Dail, May 2007
  • Elected to Dail Eireann, May 2002
  • Elected to Seanad Éireann 1997, Leader of the Labour Senate Group (1997 – 2002)
  • Member of Dáil Éireann (1992 – 1997)
  • Labour Party Representative on British Irish Parliamentary Body (1997 - 2007)
  • Chairperson of Labour's Policy Development Commission (1995 - 2002)
  • Member, Seanad Éireann (1989-1992)
  • Member, Dublin City Council (1991-2003)
  • Chair of Central Area Committee (2000 - 2001)
  • Chair of Heritage Area Rejuvenation Project (2000 - 2001)
  • Chair of O'Connell Street Integrated Area Plan (2000 -2001)
  • Member of City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee - (Chairman 1993 - 2000)
  • Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin (1991 – 1992)
  • Spokesperson on Education (2002 – 2003)
  • Spokesperson on Justice (2003 – 2006)
  • Spokesperson on Defense (2006 – 2007)
  • Spokesperson on European Affairs and Human Rights (2007 – June 2010)
  • Spokesperson on Transport (June 2010)
  • Appointed to Dail Committe on transport (June 2010)

Occupation:

  • Full-time Public Representative;
  • former Secondary School Teacher & former President of Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI)

Memberships:

  • Member of Grangegorman Development Agency Consultative Committee
  • Lifelong member of Amnesty International
  • Member of Irish Council for Civil Liberties
  • Former President of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (1991- 1992)
  • Vice-Chair of Amnesty International (1984 - 1987)

Other Interests:

  • Former Member Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Affairs May 16th, 2006 – 2010
  • Former Member of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on EU Scrutiny
  • Former Member of the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Irelands future in the European Union (2008 -2009)
  • Former Member of the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on the Review of the Role of the Oireachtas in European Affairs - 2010
  • Former Member of Dáil Committee on Justice, Equality, Women’s Rights and Defense
  • Former Member Dáil Sub-Committee of the Barron Report on the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings of 1974

Family Background:

  • Married to Emer

Education:

  • Summerhill College, Sligo;
  • Maynooth College;
  • University College, Dublin


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Joe Costello
Spokesperson for Urban Regeneration

Work Address
338 North Circular Road
Dublin 7
Tel
087 2450 777
Email