Éamon Ó Cuív

Éamon Ó Cuív (; born 23 June 1950) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Galway West constituency since 1992 and was previously a member of Seanad Éireann.

He has had several ministerial portfolios in this time, including Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Minister for Social Protection. He was briefly Minister for Defence and Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government alongside the Ministry for Social Protection portfolio in early 2011; this came about due to the resignations of Tony Killeen and John Gormley respectively.

He unsuccessfully contested the leadership of Fianna Fáil after the resignation of Brian Cowen, but lost to Micheál Martin. Martin appointed Ó Cuív Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil after Brian Lenihan, Jnr's death. However, Ó Cuív ceased to be Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil on 29 February 2012 in opposition to his party's stance on the European Fiscal Compact.

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