Owen, Nora (1945–)

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Owen, Nora (1945–)

Irish politician. Born Nora O'Mahony, June 1945, in Dublin, Ireland; grandniece of Michael Collins (1890–1922, Irish nationalist) and Margaret Collins-O'Driscoll (1878–1945, TD); sister of Mary Banotti (Member of the European Parliament, MEP); m. Brian Owen.

Began career as an industrial chemist; representing Fine Gael, elected to 22nd Dáil (1981–82) for Dublin North; returned to 23rd-24th (1982–87) and 26th-28th Dáil (1989–2002); served as minister for Justice (1994–97).