Minister of State Finian McGrath


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Finian McGrath TD, Minister of State attending Government and Minister of State at the Departments of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Justice & Equality and Health with special responsibility for Disabilities. 

Appointed Minister of State on 6th May 2016

Re-appointed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on 14th June 2017

Portfolio:       

The Minister is accountable for developing and articulating Government policy on improving the lives of people with disabilities and their carers through three Government departments; Health, Employment Affairs and Social Protection and Justice & Equality. The Minister will also be focusing on the rights of people with disabilities as well as their equality of opportunity, access to early childhood care and educational needs.

Political Career:

Finian has no political party affiliation. He was elected to Dublin City Council in 1999. First elected to Dáil Eireann as an Independent in 2002, he was subsequently re-elected in 2007, 2011 and again in 2016 representing Dublin Bay North. In May 2016, Finian as part of an Independent Alliance, entered into a Partnership Government with an agreed programme of disability reforms.

Family Background:

Married to the late Anne McGrath (nee Russell) and father to two daughters Caoimhe and Cliodhna. Proud grandfather to Anna, daughter of Caoimhe and son-in-law Niall Relihan.

 

Last modified:22/06/2017