Minister for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin of Ireland

Mary Hanafin was born in Thurles, County Tipperary in 1959, into a family that had a strong association with the Fianna Fáil political party.
Hanafin was educated at the Presentation Convent in Thurles and St.
Hanafin was married to Eamon Leahy, a senior counsel.
Hanafin was involved in politics from an early age.
That same year, Hanafin was elected to Dublin City Council.
Hanafin is also a former President of the National Youth Council of Ireland.
Hanafin was elected to the Dáil Éireann as candidate on her second attempt at the 1997 general election.
In 2000, Hanafin was appointed Minister of State (with special responsibility for Children), one of a number of new junior ministry positions created by the Government in 1997.
Hanafin said that she had strived to improve relations with the teacher trade unions.
Hanafin had to deal with controversies over the condition of some of the country’s schools regarding building projects and class size.
Hanafin was accused in February 2008, of being oblivious to the plight of parents of children with autism, and of taking an imperious view, consistent with her decision to engage in a 68 day court battle with two ordinary citizens, of the plight of parents attempting to obtain appropriate education for their children through the Applied behavior analysis (ABA) method.
On 7 May 2008 , Hanafin was moved from the Education and Science ministry to the Social and Family Affairs portfolio.
Hanafin had been touted in the media as a possible leader of Fianna Fáil in the future and potentially Ireland’s first female Taoiseach.
Mary Hanafin was born in Thurles, County Tipperary in June 1959.
Hanafin was unsuccessful in her bid to be elected to Dáil Éireann in 1989.
Hanafin was elected to Dáil Éireann for the first time as a Fianna Fáil TD in 1997.
Hanafin is the daughter of a long-time Fianna Fáil Senator, Des Hanafin.
MINISTER FOR Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin has urged parents of school-going children to apply by text for part of a €46 million allocation to meet back-to-school costs.
Batt O’Keefe’s proposals (and it is worth noting that the Green Party are making it clear that this is NOT a government proposal, Mary Hanafin has likewise come out against it, as has the leader of the Progressive Democrats.
Meanwhile Minister Without a Pulse Mary Hanafin has announced that once the less well-off members of society start stretching pennies in the face of a leaner economy she is confident that there will be enough copper wire for a viable.
While stressing the importance of sport in education, Minister Hanafin said sport teaches US teamwork, fair play and responsibility to others.
Minister Hanafin praised the commitment and dedication of the staff saying the schools commitment to its pupils is evident in the care and attention that is provided for each pupil, with each student being enabled to grow in confidence and to develop a balanced sense of self-worth, caring for themselves, caring for others and for the world around them.
Mary Hanafin is an Irish politician.
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As one of Irelands most influential politicians, Minister Hanafin was a leading figure during the crucial formative years of the Celtic Tiger and currently occupies one of the most important ministerial roles in Irish government.
A member of the Irish Parliament since 1997, Minister Hanafin was Minister for Education and Science from 2004 to 2008, and is a former secondary school teacher of Irish and History.
SENIOR Cabinet Minister Mary Hanafin has teamed up with other family members to invest in oil shares.
Education Minister Mary Hanafin was urged to get off the fence on the great WIT question during exchanges in the Dáil last Wednesday with her Fine Gael counterpart Brian Hayes.
Reacting to the debate, Senator Paudie Coffey said that Minister Hanafin had fudged on this issue leaving the people of Waterford out in the cold.
Biography:Hanafin was elected to the Dáil as a Fianna Fáil candidate on her second attempt at the 1997 general election.
Hanafin was appointed Minister of State (with special responsibility for Children) in 2000.
Hanafin was appointed to the position of Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach.
Following a cabinet reshuffle in September 2004 Hanafin joined the cabinet as Minster for Education Science.
grants for Traveller's education leading to Manistreaming of the Kids.
Mary Hanafin has stated that "appointing a visitor at this stage would be taking the allegations too seriously" and that she hopes this lesser enquiry will "clear up" the issues.
on the quality of teachers which Ireland has produced.
Mary Hanafin is to sit down with them next week to see how their concerns can be addressed.
Minister for Education Mary Hanafin is to address the Teachers Union of Ireland's (TUI) annual congress in Wexford today - a day after delegates voted in favour of industrial action in a dispute over discipline in the classroom.
Ms Hanafin was criticised by several speakers at the TUI conference yesterday including TUI President Tim O'Meara who accused the minister of closing her eyes and wishing the problem away.
Hanafin praised their work and commented on the quality of teachers which Ireland has produced.
But Education Minister Mary Hanafin has revealed one of the most bizarre.
Ms Hanafin said it was vital that social welfare spending, expected to be more than €17 billion in 2008, is allocated to those who are most in need of support.
Education Minister Mary Hanafin said two new schools planned for northwest Dublin would not be controlled by the church, which for more than a century has been the principal administrator in Irish education _ including for 99 percent of primary-age children today.
Hanafin said a third elementary school in Dublin, which opened three months ago under the patronage of the Catholic Church, would be transferred to secular control within two years.