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Caitríona Ruane


Caitríona Ruane

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
BelfastBT4 3XX

Telephone: 90521146

Statements (261)

Sinn Féin will continue campaign for marriage equality in the North – Ruane23 May, 2015

Ruane welcomes decision in discrimination case19 May, 2015

Ruane calls on health minister to overturn blood donation ban18 May, 2015

Ruane challenges Villiers over plans to scrap Human Rights Act12 May, 2015

Financial Assistance to Political Parties motion does not go far enough - Ruane13 April, 2015

More must be done to promote women in politics – Ruane9 March, 2015

PSNI must take action to recruit more women - Ruane6 March, 2015

Ruane welcomes agreement to light up Stormont5 March, 2015

Sinn Féin to block discrimination bill – Ruane18 February, 2015

Ruane to take part in Oxford Union debate29 January, 2015

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