John Boland (Fine Gael politician)
John James Boland (30 November 1944 – 14 August 2000) was an Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Minister for Health from January 1987 to March 1987, Minister for the Environment from 1986 to 1987, Minister for the Public Service from 1982 to 1986 and Minister for Education from 1981 to 1982. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1977 to 1989. He also served as a Senator for the Labour Panel from 1969 to 1977.
|Minister for Health|
20 January 1987 – 10 March 1987
|Preceded by||Barry Desmond|
|Succeeded by||Rory O'Hanlon|
|Minister for the Environment|
14 February 1986 – 10 March 1987
|Preceded by||Liam Kavanagh|
|Succeeded by||Pádraig Flynn|
|Minister for the Public Service|
14 December 1982 – 14 February 1986
|Preceded by||Gene Fitzgerald|
|Succeeded by||Ruairi Quinn|
|Minister for Education|
30 June 1981 – 9 March 1982
|Preceded by||John Wilson|
|Succeeded by||Martin O'Donoghue|
June 1977 – June 1989
June 1977 – June 1981
|Constituency||Dublin County North|
4 February 1969 – 20 June 1977
John James Boland
30 November 1944
Parnell Square, Dublin, Ireland
|Died||14 August 2000 55) (aged|
Skerries, Dublin, Ireland
|Political party||Fine Gael|
|Spouse(s)||Kay Kennedy (m. 1974; d. 2000)|
|Education||Synge Street CBS|
John Boland was born in Dublin in 1944. He was educated at Synge Street Christian Brothers School and University College Dublin, where he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Boland first became involved in politics in 1967, when he was elected to Dublin County Council. He served on that authority until 1981. Boland first ran for the Dáil Éireann at the 1969 general election, however, he was unsuccessful. He did secure election to Seanad Éireann on the Labour Panel, becoming the youngest ever Senator at the time. He was re-elected to the Seanad in 1973.
Boland was eventually elected to Dáil on his third attempt at the 1977 general election as a Fine Gael TD for the Dublin County North constituency. He retained his seat at each election until losing it at the 1989 general election. Boland was immediately appointed to the Opposition front bench as Spokesperson on Health. He later served as Spokesperson on the Environment. In 1981, Fine Gael formed a government with the Labour Party, with Boland becoming Minister for Education. He later served in a range of portfolios in Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald's second government, including Minister for the Public Service.
- "John Boland". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 28 December 2007.
- "John Boland". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
| Minister for Education
| Minister for the Public Service
| Minister for the Environment
| Minister for Health