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I am honoured to have been given a mandate to serve the people of Cork East and will continue to do my best to deliver at national level for all my constituents. I have served as a TD for the Cork East constituency since 2007.

I currently serve as Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for Trade Promotion, Development and North South Co-Operation.

I am a graduate of NUI Galway and hold a degree in Economics and Politics.

I served as Labour party spokesperson on Agriculture and Food from September 2007 to March 2011. From 2011 to 2014 I was delighted to serve as Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation and Education & Skills with special responsibility for Research & Innovation.

My door is always open. Please feel free to contact me anytime on any issue of concern ...

Seeing irish aid work in developing countries in action
Officially opening the new Mallow Handball Hall
Speaking at the Maritime Conference
With An Taoiseach seeing off the LE Eithne from Cobh
With mayor of Chicago and former Obama Advisor Rahm Emmanuel
With United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
With St Mary's Mallow Students at the BT Young Scientist
Launching the South West Action Plan for Jobs

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