Pat Rabbitte - Biography

Dublin South West

Euro Electoral Region:

Electoral Status:
Pat is currently .

Work Address
Dáil Éireann
Kildare St
Dublin 2

01 618 3772



Political Career:

  • Member of Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, July 2014
  • Appointed Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources in the Government for National Recovery, March 2011-July 2014
  • Re-Elected to 31st Dáil, Feb. 2011 having secured 27.4% of 1st preference votes.
  • Appointed to Dail Public Accounts Committee, June 2010
  • Leader of the Labour Party, 2002-August 2007
  • First Elected to Dáil Éireann 1989, former Democratic Left TD;
  • Minister of State to the Government 1994-1997 and Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment with responsibility for Commerce, Science and Technology.
  • Elected Dublin County Council 1985;
  • Former National Secretary of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union;
  • Former President, Union of Students in Ireland, 1972-1974
  • Former President, UCG Students' Union, 1970-1971


  • Public Representative; former Trade Union Official

Family Background:

  • married to Derry with three daughters

Birth Details:

  • native of Claremorris,Co Mayo 1949


  • St Colman's College, Claremorris;
  • University College, Galway

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