Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond Politician

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 5th, 1944
Place of birth
United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland,United Kingdom
Date of death
March 13th, 2014 at age of 70
Place of death
Gillingham, Norfolk
Cause of death
Helicopter crash

Organizations founded

1. Norbrook Laboratories Limited

Business Operation

Date funded


Official web page

Lidership history

- Chief Executive Officer



Wikiedia article

Norbrook Laboratories Limited is a 2011 Queen's Awards Winner.

Political engagements

Ulster Unionist Party

Geographic scope

United Kingdom


Liberal conservatism

Official web page

Wikipedia article

The Ulster Unionist Party – sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or, in a historic sense, simply the Unionist Party – is the older of the two main unionist political parties in Northern Ireland. Before the split in unionism in the late 1960s, when the former Protestant Unionist Party began to attract more hardline support away from the UUP, it governed Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972 as the sole major unionist party. It continued to be supported by most unionist voters throughout the period known as the Troubles. The UUP has lost support among Northern Ireland's unionist and Protestant community to the Democratic Unionist Party in successive elections at all levels of government since 1999. The party is currently led by Mike Nesbitt. In 2009 the party agreed to an electoral alliance with the Conservative Party and the two parties fielded joint candidates for elections to the House of Commons and the European Parliament under the banner of "Ulster Conservatives and Unionists – New Force". Literature and the website for the 2009 European Parliament election used "Conservatives and Unionists" as the short name.

Other members

born 1912
born 1935
born 1948
born 1949
born 1951
born 1957

Conservative Party

Geographic scope

United Kingdom


Liberal conservatism


Official web page

Wikipedia article

The Conservative Party, colloquially referred to as the Tory Party or the Tories, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. It espouses the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. After merging with the Liberal Unionist Party in 1912, it changed its name to the Conservative and Unionist Party, although that name is rarely used. As of 2013 it is the largest single party in the House of Commons with 305 MPs, governing in coalition with the Liberal Democrats, with David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party, as Prime Minister. It is the largest party in local government with 8,296 councillors. The Conservative Party was founded in 1834, and was one of two dominant parties in the 19th century, along with the Liberal Party. In the 1920s, the Liberal vote greatly diminished and the Labour Party became the Conservatives' main rivals. Conservative prime ministers led governments for 57 years of the 20th century, including Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher's tenure led to wide-ranging economic liberalisation and saw the Conservatives become the most eurosceptic of the three major parties.

Goverment positions 1

Life peer


In the United Kingdom, life peers are appointed members of the peerage whose titles cannot be inherited, in contrast to hereditary peers. Nowadays life peerages, always of the rank of baron, are created under the Life Peerages Act 1958 and entitle the holders to seats in the House of Lords, presuming they meet qualifications such as age and citizenship. The legitimate children of a life peer take the privilege of children of hereditary peers, being entitled to style themselves with the prefix 'The Honourable'.


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