Born in Drum, Athlone, in June 1973, Denis Naughten grew up in a staunch Fine Gael house. His father, Liam, was a Fine Gael TD (1982-1987) and was cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann from 1995 to late 1996. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and former Communications Minister Denis Naughten share a joke at the Government Open Policy Debate on Digital Safety in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin last March. On a record-breaking day at the polls for Fine Gael, Naughten held his seat in 2011, but was not elevated to Cabinet. It's more about optics than fibre optics' - Denis Naughten pic.twitter.com/EBBVbZYTLz — RTÉ News (@rtenews) October 11, 2018Mr Ó Neachtain was working on behalf of INM at the time the call was made.
Source: Irish Examiner October 12, 2018 03:10 UTC