*ANDREWS Niall Dublin. b.
19.8.1937. EnFormer Minister of State. MEP since 1984.
*COLLINS Gerard Munster. b.16.10.1938.
Public representative. Member of Dail (Irish Parliament) 1967-1997. Minister for Foreign
Affairs 1982 and 1989-92 and other ministerial posts. MEP since 1994 and a Vice President
of Parliament since 1998.
*CROWLEY Brian Munster. b
4.3.1964. Previously a rock singer, disc jockey in a local radio station and sales manager
in a printing company. Senator since 1993 where he was party spokesperson on justice and
law reform. MEP since 1994.
*FITZSIMONS Jim Leinster. b
16.12.1936. Member of Dail (Irish Parliament) 1977- 89. Former Minister of State. MEP
*GALLAGHER Pat the Cope Connacht/Ulster. b.
10.3.1948. Member of Dail (Irish Parliament) 1981-97. Former Minister of State in various
departments. MEP since 1994.
*HYLAND Liam Leinster. b
23.4.1933. Farmer and former local councillor. Member of Dail (Irish Parliament) from
1981-97 and former Minister of State. MEP since 1994.
*BANOTTI Mary Dublin. b
29.5.1939. Former nurse and presenter of television programmes on social welfare. MEP
since 1984 and Fine Gael's Presidential candidate in 1997.
*CUSHNAHAN John Munster. b
23.7.1948. Former public relations and public affairs consultant. General secretary of the
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 1979-82 and leader 1984-87. Former member of the
Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the Northern Ireland Assembly 1982-86. MEP since
1989. Vice chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in outgoing Parliament.
**DOYLE Senator Avril Leinster. b.
April 1949. Senator. Formerly a local councillor and first female Mayor of Wexford in
1976. Member of the Dail (Irish Parliament) 1982-89 and 1993-97. Held a number of
*McCARTIN Joe Connacht/Ulster. b.
24.4.1939. Former farmer, businessman, local councillor and Senator. Member of the Dail
(Irish Parliament) 1981-89. MEP since 1979.
*AHERN Nuala Leinster. b.
5.2.1949. Former Counselling psychologist and local councillor. MEP since 1994.
*McKENNA Patricia Dublin. b. 13.3.1957. Former teacher and
founding member of the Women's Environmental Network. MEP since 1994.
**DE ROSSA Proinsias Dublin. b.
May 1940. A member of the Dail (Irish Parliament) since 1982. Leader of the Workers Party
1988-92 and Democratic Left from 1992-99 when it merged with the Labour party. Currently
President of the Labour Party. Minister for Social Welfare between 1994-97. An MEP
*COX Pat Munster. b.28.11.1952.
Former lecturer and television presenter. Previously General Secretary of the Progressive
Democrat Party. Member of the Dail (Irish Parliament) 1992-94. An MEP since 1989,
initially as a Progressive Democrat and after 1994 as an Independent. Leader of the
European Liberal Democrats Group in the outgoing European Parliament.
SCALLON Dana Rosemary Connacht-Ulster. b.
30.8.1951. Former winner of the Eurovision Song Contest.