Public Sector Women in Leadership Conference (1)
14th November
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin

Damien English TD

Former Minister and Fine Gael spokesperson on Finance

Damien English TD is the Fine Gael spokesperson on Finance. He served as Minister of State with responsibility for Employment Affairs and Retail Business and the Department Social Protection, from 2020 to 2023. He previously served as Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government with special responsibility for Housing and Urban Development, from 2017 to 2020. He also served as Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal in May 2016. He is a member of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party representing the constituency of Meath West. Damien first stood for election in 1999 and was elected to Meath County Council for the Navan electoral area. In the 2002 general election, Damien was elected to the 29th Dáil as TD for the Meath constituency. At 24 years of age he was the youngest TD in the 29th Dáil.

Damien was elected secretary to the Fine Gael parliamentary party in 2002 and became the party deputy spokesperson on Arts, Sports and Tourism. In October 2004 he was appointed deputy spokesperson on Justice and Community Affairs with special responsibility for Drugs, Alcohol and Crime Prevention. From 2002-2007, Damien was a member of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly.

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