(04/07/1960 - )
27th Dáil - Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for Public Expenditure and the Office of Public Works [20 December 1994 to 9 February 1995 (resigned)]
Resigned as Minister on 11 July 2014 on being nominated as an EU Commissioner
The hearing of the Commissioner-designate for agriculture and rural development Phil Hogan by the European Parliament's AGRI Committee took place on 2 October 2014. Elected as the European Union's Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development and ceased to be a Member of the Dáil on the 1 November 2014.