Shortall, Róisín (1954–)

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Shortall, Róisín (1954–)

Irish politician. Name variations: Roisin Shortall. Born April 25, 1954, in Drumcondra, Ireland; m. Seamus O'Byrne; children: 3 daughters.

Began career as primary schoolteacher of the deaf; representing Labour, elected to the 27th Dáil (1992–07) for Dublin North West; returned to 28th Dáil (1997–2002) and 29th Dáil (2002–07); was Labour spokesperson on Health and Children (1997).