Dara Calleary, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Dara Calleary

Irish politician

Date of Birth: 10-May-1973

Place of Birth: Ballina, Connacht, Ireland

Profession: politician

Nationality: Ireland

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Dara Calleary

  • Dara Calleary (born 10 May 1973) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has served as Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil since March 2018.
  • He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Mayo constituency since 2007.
  • He previously served as Minister of State for Labour Affairs from 2009 to 2011.Calleary was born in Ballina, County Mayo, in 1973.
  • He was educated at St Oliver Plunkett National School and St Muredach's College.
  • He later studied at Trinity College Dublin.
  • He has been a member of the Fianna Fáil National Executive since 1997 and has served on party policy committees on Transport, Enterprise and Employment, Agriculture and Youth Affairs.
  • He previously worked with Chambers Ireland, the largest business organisation in Ireland and also worked in an Irish bank. Calleary is the son of Seán Calleary who was a TD for Mayo East from 1973 to 1992, and the grandson of Phelim Calleary who was a TD for Mayo North from 1952 to 1969. He was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2007 general election.
  • In February 2008, Calleary was appointed Chairman of Ógra Fianna Fáil, by then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, at the National Youth Conference in Tullamore, County Offaly.
  • In 2007, Calleary chaired the first ever Ógra Fianna Fáil branch meeting in Northern Ireland, at Queen's University Belfast. On 22 April 2009, he was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, with special responsibility for Labour Affairs.
  • On 23 March 2010, following a cabinet reshuffle, responsibility for Public Service Transformation was added to Calleary's role.In the Fianna Fáil Front Bench he has served as Opposition Spokesperson for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation from 2011 to 2016 and Opposition Spokesperson for Public Expenditure and Reform from 2016 to 2018.
  • He was made Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil in March 2018, by party leader Micheál Martin.

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