Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond

Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond

Edward Enda Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond, OBE (born 5 January 1944) is an entrepreneur and politician. With an estimated personal wealth of £350m, he is the 2nd richest person in Northern Ireland, 7th richest in Ireland and the 174th richest person in the United Kingdom.


Edward Haughey was born in Kilcurry, north of Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland on 1944 and educated by the Christian Brothers in Dundalk. [ [http://www.stratagem-ni.com/nipeers.php Northern Ireland Peers] ] [ [http://www.gcd.ie/index.jsp?1nID=93&2nID=102&nID=214&aID=180 Distinguished Fellowship Award 2004 - Edward Haughey] ] [ [http://www.zoominfo.com/people/Haughey_Edward_77687663.aspx Edward Haughey: ZoomInfo Business People Information ] ] He married Mary Gordon Young in 1972, by whom he had two sons and a daughter.

Haughey emigrated to the United States for four years in the 1960s, but returned home and founded a veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturing business in 1968. He has been Chairman of Newry-based Norbrook Laboratories and Norbrook Holdings since 1980. Norbrook employs 1,300 people worldwide, 1,000 of them in Northern Ireland. He also started an air travel business principally Haughey Air, Carlisle Airport (sold to WA Developments in May 2006), and a helicopter charter company.

He owns Ballyedmond Castle in Rostrevor, County Down, Northern Ireland and Corby Castle in Cumbria, England.


Haughey was nominated to the Irish senate by the then Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds, in 1994, and nominated again by Bertie Ahern in 1997. He has been a member of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation and the British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body since 1997. In 2004, Haughey was made a life peer as Baron Ballyedmond of Mourne in the County of Down and sat in the British House of Lords on behalf of the Ulster Unionist Party, before switching to the Conservative Party [ [http://conservativesni.wordpress.com/2007/06/19/another-lords-defection/ Another Lords Defection « ConservativesNI.com ] ] .

Haughey had previously donated several million pounds to the Conservatives and had also been associated with the Republic of Ireland's Fianna Fáil party. Lord Ballyedmond is the second person to have sat in both the upper houses of the United Kingdom and post-independence Ireland after:
*6th Marquess of Lansdowne in 1927
*3rd Earl of Iveagh, who sat in the Seanad in the 1970s as a nominee of Liam Cosgrave but was not active in the House of Lords despite being entitled to sit there

On 16 August, 2006, Irish police found an explosive device at a construction site for an estate Haughey was building in County Louth. The bomb appeared to consist of fertilizer-type explosive material weighing approximately 70lb. The illegal splinter group, the Real IRA has been active in the area recently and is considered a likely suspect.

Haughey has served as an Honorary Consul to the Republic of Chile.

ee also

* List of Northern Ireland Members of the House of Lords


External links

* [http://www.norbrook.co.uk/ Norbrook official site]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond — Edward Enda Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond OBE (* 5. Januar 1944) ist ein nordirischer Politiker und Unternehmer. Karriere Haughey gehörte von 1993 bis 2002 dem irischen Senat an. Dort war er Mitglied der Fianna Fáil Fraktion. Er ist die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Haughey — may refer to:People with the surname Haughey: * Charles Haughey * Chris Haughey * Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond * Matthew Haughey * Maureen Haughey * Seán HaugheyOther: * Haughey (TV series), a series broadcast by RTÉ in 2005 about Charles… …   Wikipedia

  • Haughey — ist der Familienname von Charles J. Haughey (1925–2006), irischer Premierminister Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond (* 1944), irischer Politiker und Unternehmer Seán Haughey (* 1961), irischer Politiker Thomas Haughey (1826–1869), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liste der Biografien/Has–Hau — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Catholic Unionist — A Catholic Unionist is either a Roman Catholic in Northern Ireland who supports continuing ties between Northern Ireland and Great Britain or a Roman Catholic from the Republic of Ireland who supports Ireland rejoining the United Kingdom.… …   Wikipedia

  • 1944 in Ireland — Events*January 26 W. T. Cosgrave officially resigns as leader of no Fine Gael. *March 10 The United States alleges that Ireland s neutrality is operating in favour of the Axis Powers. *March 13 The British Government bans all travel between Great …   Wikipedia

  • List of Cumbria-related topics — This is a list of articles related to the English county of Cumbria. See also the Category:Cumbria for links to the Cumbrian pages e.g. towns, villages, railway stations, places of interest, people born in Cumbria, etc. Contents 1 People 1.1… …   Wikipedia

  • 1944 in Northern Ireland — This is a list of events that happened in Northern Ireland in 1944.Events*March 13 The British Government bans all travel between Great Britain and Ireland. *August 22 Men from Tyrone and Fermanagh form an Anti Partition League in Dublin.Arts and …   Wikipedia

  • List of Northern Ireland members of the House of Lords — This is a list of sitting Members of the United Kingdom House of Lords who were born, live or lived in Northern Ireland.This list does not include hereditary peers who have lost their seat in the Lords following the House of Lords Act 1999, or… …   Wikipedia

  • Corby Castle — with river Eden in the foreground, 2003 Corby Castle is an ancestral home of the Howard family situated on the southern edge of the village of Great Corby in northern Cumbria, England. It was originally built in the 13th [1] century …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.