- Foreign affairs
Biography of Pat the Cope Gallagher
B.Comm, National University Of Ireland, Galway (1970).
Fish exporter (1970-1982).
Member of Donegal County Council (1979- 1991), Chairman, Donegal County Council, (1985-1986).
Member of Dáil Éireann (1981-2009);
Minister of State at the Department of the Marine and the Department of the Gaeltacht (1987-1994).
Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (2002-2004).
Minister of State with special responsibility for the Marine (2004-2006).
Minister of State at the Department of Transport (2006-2007);
Minister of State with special responsibility for Health Promotion and Food Safety (2007-2008)
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Arts, Sport, Tourism, (2008-2009).
Member of the European Parliament (1994-2002) (2009-present).