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Caitríona Ruane

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 41754283

Caitríona Ruane, a native of Mayo, has been an assembly representative for south Down since 2003. Caitríona was appointed Minister for Education in 2007 where she led the badly needed reform of the education system.

She worked in Central America  (El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras) from 1983-87 as an international aid worker. Upon her return to Ireland she worked with Trócaire, before founding a human rights Centre in West Belfast.

Caitríona was an international observer which saw Nelson Mandela elected President of South Africa. She was the director of Féile an Phobail, a founder of St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Belfast. She chaired the Bring Them Home Campaign. In 2000 President Mary McAleese presented Caitríona with the Aisling Person of the Year Award. She is now the Sinn Féin Chief whip and a member of the Policing Board.

Stormont contact details:
Room 37, Parliament Buildings
Stormont
BelfastBT4 3XX

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 90521146

Statements (291)

Vitally important to encourage more women into politics - Ruane14 January, 2016

More women needed in politics14 January, 2016

Ruane calls for increased role for women in politics12 January, 2016

Ban against gay men becoming blood donors should be lifted - Ruane11 December, 2015

Ruane welcomes challenge to equal marriage ban3 December, 2015

Muslim community deserves protection17 November, 2015

History made as majority of Assembly backs marriage equality - Ruane2 November, 2015

Sinn Féin will continue to campaign for marriage equality - Ruane23 October, 2015

Historic day on Marriage Equality in the Seanad leaves north lagging behind - Ruane22 October, 2015

Marriage equality should be extended across Ireland - Ruane13 October, 2015