Mary Coughlan (politician)

Mary Coughlan (politician)

Mary Coughlan (born 28 May 1965) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as the Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) of Ireland and as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Donegal South–West constituency from 1987–2011. During her career in government, she held the Cabinet positions of Tánaiste (2008–11), Minister for Health and Children (2011), Minister for Education and Skills (2010–11), Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (2008–10), Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (2004–08), and Minister for Social and Family Affairs (2002–04). She lost her Dáil seat in the 2011 general election.

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... MaryCoughlan was married to David Charlton, a Garda who lost a leg in a serious car accident a few years after they were married, until his death ... They were married when Coughlanwas aged 26, two years after they met – David was working as a Garda on duty at Leinster House at the time ... Coughlanis a fluent Irish speaker ...

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    Never be intimidated when you deal with men. Curse, don’t cry.
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