Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation
Dara Calleary TD is the Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation. He was appointed to this role in September 2022.
A native of Ballina, Dara Calleary has been a TD for Mayo since first being elected at the 2007 General Election.
He was previously Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment with responsibility for Labour Affairs from 2009-2011 and Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Finance with responsibility for Public Service Transformation from 2019-2011. He served as Minister for Agriculture and as Government Chief Whip in 2020.
Dara served as Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil from 2018-2020 and has also served as Spokesperson on Justice, Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Public Expenditure and Reform and Social Protection portfolio.
Prior to entering politics Dara was involved in the banking and business sectors. Dara studied Business and Politics at Trinity College Dublin and attended St Muredach’s College Ballina and St Oliver Plunkett National School.