Member of Joint Committees on European Affairs, Justice, Equality and Womens Rights, Enterprise and Small Businesses. Elected Mayor of Kilkenny July 1996 and was the third generation of his family to do so. Member Kilkenny County Council since 1991.
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Joe O'Toole is an independent N.U.I. senator and former president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. A teacher by profession, he was formerly General Secretary of the INTO, Ireland's largest teaching union. Throughout his career Joe has consistently fought for the rights of employees over the demands of big business. He was a leading force behind the social partnership approach, which created the conditions for Ireland's economic success from the early nineties to today.