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John O'Donoghue (politician)

Personal data
Date of birth28 May 1956(age 60)
Place of birthCahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
SpouseKate Ann Murphy
Children3
Alma materUniversity College Cork
Teachta Dála
In officeFebruary 1987 - February 2011
ConstituencyKerry South
Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
In office14 June 2007 - 13 October 2009
Succeeded bySéamus Kirk
Preceded byRory O'Hanlon
Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism
In office6 June 2002 - 14 June 2007
Succeeded bySéamus Brennan
Preceded byJim McDaid
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform
In office26 June 1997 - 6 June 2002
Succeeded byMichael McDowell
Preceded byNora Owen

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John O'Donoghue (born 28 May 1956) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kerry South constituency from 1987 to 2011. He is a former Ceann Comhairle (chairman) of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas. He resigned as Ceann Comhairle on 13 October 2009 due to controversy about his expense claims. He previously served as Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism (2002 2007) and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (1997 2002).


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