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Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond

Politician from United Kingdom,Ireland

Edward Enda Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond, OBE (born 5 January 1944) is an entrepreneur and politician. With an estimated personal wealth of £500m, he is the richest person in Northern Ireland, 9th richest in Ireland 250 member list and is joint 132nd richest person in the United Kingdom. Edward Haughey was born in Kilcurry, north of Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland in 1944 and educated by the Christian Brothers in Dundalk. 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, which owned a helicopter charter company and the 150-year lease of Carlisle Airport, acquired in 2000. Carlisle Airport made a loss three years running and was sold to WA Developments, the owner of the Eddie Stobart company of hauliers, in May 2006. He owns Ballyedmond Castle in Rostrevor, Corby Castle in  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1944-01-05
Nationality
United Kingdom,Ireland
Profession
Politician

Political career

Party From To
Ulster Unionist Party
Conservative Party

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