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Eamon Gilmore

Eamon Gilmore
Personal data
Date of birth24 April 1955(age 60)
Place of birthCaltra, County Galway, Ireland
Political partyLabour Party
Other partyWorkers' Party of Ireland (1975-1992)
Democratic Left (1992 1999)
SpouseCarol Hanney
Alma materUniversity College, Galway
Assumed office9 March 2011
Preceded byMary Coughlan
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
Assumed office9 March 2011
Preceded byBrian Cowen (Foreign Affairs)
Mary Hanafin (Enterprise, Trade and Innovation)
Leader of the Labour Party
Assumed office6 September 2007
DeputyJoan Burton
Preceded byPat Rabbitte
Minister of State at the Department of the Marine
In office20 December 1994 - 26 June 1997
Succeeded byHugh Byrne
Preceded byGerry O'Sullivan
Teachta Dála
Assumed officeJune 1989
ConstituencyDún Laoghaire

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Eamon Gilmore (born 24 April 1955) is an Irish Labour Party politician and the current Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in the Government of the 31st Dáil. He is also the current Leader of the Labour Party. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dún Laoghaire constituency since 1989, first with the Workers' Party of Ireland, and later with the Democratic Left, until the latter party merged with Labour. He served as a Minister of State at the Department for the Marine from 1994 until 1997 as part of the "Rainbow Coalition" during the Government of the 27th Dáil.

Born in County Galway, Gilmore graduated from University College Galway, becoming President of the Union of Students in Ireland, and later a trade union organiser, before entering local politics. As a Democratic Left TD, he was central in negotiating that party's merge with Labour. He was beaten by fellow former Democratic Left TD, Pat Rabbitte, in Labour's 2002 leadership election, and was instead appointed as the party's Environment, Housing and Local Government spokesperson. He eventually succeeded Rabbitte, being elected unopposed to the leadership in 2007.

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Kenny denies Gilmore 'split' over Lagarde - Irish Independent Tweet this news
Irish Independent--Taoiseach Enda Kenny's officials last night denied he was at odds with Tanaiste -Eamon Gilmore- over the Government's view on the next IMF chief. French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is the favourite to take the ... - Date : Wed, 25 May 2011 04:06:06 GMT+00:00
Ireland's Gilmore Warns Failure to Cut Rate Isn't Sustainable - San Francisco Chronicle Tweet this news
San Francisco Chronicle--May 13 (Bloomberg) -- Irish Deputy Prime Minister -Eamon Gilmore- said it's "not sustainable" for European leaders to refuse the nation a rate cut on its bailout, as he ruled out a restructuring of the debt- - Date : Fri, 13 May 2011 15:43:18 GMT+00:00
Labour hangs Bruton out to dry on wages - Irish Independent Tweet this news
Irish Independent--And a series of official Labour statements -- sanctioned by Tanaiste -Eamon Gilmore's- staff -- sought to undermine Mr Bruton's plans to overhaul the system of setting wage rates. Yesterday, Mr Bruton again said he would stick - Date : Sat, 28 May 2011 04:05:47 GMT+00:00
Gilmore warns travellers of big delays in issuing new passports - Irish Times Tweet this news
Irish Times--Minister for Foreign Affairs -Eamon Gilmore- blamed the surge partly on an increase in the popularity of last-minute foreign holidays, which has led to unprecedented numbers of applications for passports at short notice. Spring and early summ - Date : Fri, 20 May 2011 00:22:46 GMT+00:00
Ireland, Britain pledge closer business ties - Tweet this newsánaiste -Eamon Gilmore- and British Foreign Secretary William Hague have pledged to build closer business relationships between the two countries. The two politicians attended an Irish-British business briefing at O'Reilly Hall in Universit - Date : Wed, 18 May 2011 10:26:45 GMT+00:00
Gilmore in tribute to ambassador - Irish Times Tweet this news
Irish Times--Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs -Eamon Gilmore- has offered condolences following the sudden death of Russia's ambassador to Ireland at the weekend, writes Mary Fitzgerald. The Russian embassy said Mikhail E Timoshkin died as - Date : Tue, 24 May 2011 00:54:49 GMT+00:00
Gilmore says 'better understanding' of tax issue in Paris after meeting - Irish Times Tweet this news
Irish Times--THERE IS a “better understanding” in Paris of Ireland's position on corporate tax, Minister for Foreign Affairs -Eamon Gilmore- said after a meeting with his French counterpart Alain Juppé yesterday. Mr Gilmore said he and Mr Juppé - Date : Tue, 24 May 2011 23:16:20 GMT+00:00
Gilmore 'shocked' by Corrib tape - Irish Times Tweet this news
Irish Times--Tanaiste -Eamon Gilmore- said he was shocked by comments allegedly made by gardai arresting two female Corrib gas protestors. Tánaiste -Eamon Gilmore- has described as shocking the content of a tape associated with the arrest of two women du - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 10:31:27 GMT+00:00
Portuguese bailout gives Ireland opportunity, says Gilmore - Irish Examiner Tweet this news
Irish Examiner--An Tánaiste -Eamon Gilmore- has told the Dáil that the Portuguese bailout application will give Ireland the opportunity to raise the cost of our own bailout. Finance Minister Michael Noonan is attending a meeting of EU finance ministers - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 10:36:56 GMT+00:00
Govt's Secretary General to step down - Tweet this news new appointment would support the Government's Economic Management Council, as well as playing a role in co-ordinating relations with the European Union and helping Tánaiste -Eamon Gilmore- in his duties. Expressions of interest are bein - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 16:39:40 GMT+00:00

Preceded by
Barry Desmond
(Labour Party)
Workers' Party Teachta Dála for Dún Laoghaire
1989 - 1992
Succeeded by
(Democratic Left)
Preceded by
(Workers' Party)
Democratic Left Teachta Dála for Dún Laoghaire
1992 - 1999
Succeeded by
(Labour Party)
Preceded by
(Democratic Left)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dún Laoghaire
1999 - present
Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Coughlan
2011 - present
Preceded by
Brian Cowen
as Minister for Foreign Affairs
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
2011 - present
Preceded by
Mary Hanafin
as Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
Party political offices
Preceded by
Pat Rabbitte
Leader of the Labour Party
2007 - present

Current members of the Government of Ireland

Current members of Dáil Éireann

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Fine Gael (51)Allen * Bannon * Barrett * Breen * Bruton * Burke * C. Byrne * J. Carey * Clune * Connaughton * Coonan * Coveney * Crawford * Creed * Creighton * D'Arcy * Deasy * Deenihan * Doyle * Durkan * English * Enright * Feighan * C. Flanagan * T. Flanagan * B. Hayes * T. Hayes * Hogan * Kehoe * Kenny * McCormack * McEntee * McGinley * McHugh * Mitchell * Naughten * Neville * Noonan * O'Donnell * O'Dowd * J. O'Keefe * O'Mahony * Perry * Reilly * Ring * Shatter * Sheahan * Sheehan * Stanton * Timmins * Varadkar
Labour Party (20)Broughan * Burton * Costello * Gilmore * Higgins * Howlin * C. Lynch * K. Lynch * McManus * O'Shea * J. O'Sullivan * Penrose * Quinn * Rabbitte * Sherlock * Shortall * Stagg * Tuffy * Upton * Wall
Green Party (6)Cuffe * Gogarty * 'Gormley' * Ryan * Sargent * White
Sinn Féin (4)Ferris * Morgan * Ó Caoláin * Ó Snodaigh
Independents (7)Behan * Grealish * Harney * Healy-Rae * Lowry * F. McGrath * M. O'Sullivan

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