About

Name

Ruairi Quinn TD
Minister for Education and Skills

Office

Leinster House, Dublin 2

Phone

+353 (0)1 618 3434

Email

minister@education.gov.ie

Labour Party Career

Leader of the Labour Party, Nov 1997 – Oct 2002
Vice-President and Treasurer, Party of European Socialists 1998 – present
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 1990 – Nov 1997
Director of Elections, Mary Robinson Presidential Campaign 1990

Ministerial Career

Minister for Education & Skills 2011 – present
Minister for Finance 1994 – 1997
Minister for Enterprise & Employment 1993 – 1994
Minister for Public Service 1986 – 1987
Minister for Labour 1984 – 1987
Minister of State for the Environment 1982 – 1983

Parliamentary Career

Member of Dáil Éireann 1977 – 1981 & 1982 – present
Member of Seanad Éireann 1976 & 1981

Local Government

Member of Dublin City Council 1974 – 1977
Leader, Civic Alliance & Labour Group 1991 – 1993

Qualifications

Bachelor of Architecture
Higher Diploma in Ekistics

European Union

President of the EU: Council of Social Affairs Ministers: Jan – Jun 1985
President of the EU: ECOFIN: Council of Finance Ministers: Jul – Dec 1996