Canadian Ambassador to Ireland 2010 – 2024

Loyola Hearn is a Canadian diplomat and former politician. He served as a Member of the House of Commons of Canada from 2000 to 2008 and a former Canadian Ambassador to Ireland. 

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. A few days prior to the dissolution of Parliament in September 2008, Hearn announced that he would not stand for re-election in the 2008 election