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28th Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Loyola Hearn

28th Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Loyola Hearn

The Honourable Ambassador Loyola Hearn was appointed as Canada’s Ambassador to Ireland in 2010. Loyola Hearn started as a teacher in Renews and Trepassey, Newfoundland and Labrador before embarking on his political career. He first stepped into Province’s House of Assembly in 1982 until 1992, serving as Minister for Education from 1985 to 1989. After this he moved up the ladder entering federal politics being elected into parliament in 2000 as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.

He has served as the Progressive Conservative Party House Leader, Conservative Party House Leader, Opposition House Leader, Canadian Heritage Critic, Public Works and Government Services Critic, and Critic of the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

Loyola Hearn was named Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on February 6, 2006 following his victory in the federal elections.

Our Aims and Objectives

THE THOMAS FRANCIS MEAGHER FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2013 TO PROMOTE PRIDE IN AND RESPECT FOR THE IRISH FLAG AND THE UNDERSTANDING OF ITS SYMBOLISM AND MEANING FOR PEACE, IN PARTICULAR AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IRRESPECTIVE OF ETHNICITY, CREED OR GENDER. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF IRELAND, INCLUDING THOSE WHO CONSTITUTE THE ‘NEW IRISH’, ARE MADE AWARE OF THE FLAG’S MESSAGE, AND ARE FULLY INCLUDED IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING IT A REALITY BY MAKING A SIGNIFICANT AND MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTION AS ACTIVE CITIZENS. EACH YEAR, WE SEND OUT A FUNDRAISING PACK TO EACH OF OUR REGISTERED SCHOOLS, WHICH INCLUDE FLAG LAPEL PINS FOR THE STUDENTS TO SELL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A CHARITY OR PROJECT OF THEIR CHOICE. WE ALSO PROVIDE SCHOOLS WITH PLANS FOR HOW TO CELEBRATE FLAG DAY, AND FLAGS FLOWN FROM 33 THE MALL. 

Aims and Objectives