Irish politician, born in Dublin in March 1936. The Decade of the nineties of the twentieth century he/she has held various ministerial portfolios as a member of the party in Ireland, Fianna Fáil, during the Governments led by this training. Between these positions, the most important by the historical significance of the political developments with regard to the region of Ulster was Minister of Foreign Affairs, which he/she held from January 1995 until June 1997.
He was educated in the school and University most prestigious centers of Ireland, such as Mount Saint Joseph's Cistercian College and University College, Dublin. His brilliant political career began in 1965, when he/she was elected to the Dáil (Irish Parliament) as a representative of the District of Dún Laoghaire; Since then and until 1998 he/she held a seat continuously in the Chamber. Fast, personal and political qualities earned him a position as member of the Committee for the Constitution of 1967. At the same time, he/she was an active part of the new Ireland Forum and the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe. Subsequently, he/she also held an important place as a member of the British-Irish legislative body.
Within the political party to which it belongs, David Andrews has performed important functions as a member of its Executive. Initially, between 1970 and 1973, acted as spokesman of the Fianna Fáil on issues of Justice and relating to social issues involved in the establishment of the welfare state. Period of rule of the Fianna Fáil, David Andrews was Minister of State at the Department of Justice from 1973 until 1977, and from 1978 to 1979 he/she held the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs.
During the Decade of the 1980s, the political difficulties arising from the severe economic crisis in the country and certain political scandals involving some members of the Fianna Fáil in illegal activities made party to lose part of its popularity. Although remained a political alternation in Ireland between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, the truth is that it was the latter which controlled the situation by coalition Governments, which aimed at basic and priority the total eradication of terrorism, which in recent years had continued their actions both in number and in intensity.
After this intermediate, David Andrews and his party regained prominence in the 1990s. From 1992 to 1993, Andrews served as Minister of Defense and Navy and, in January of that year, went on to become spokeswoman of the Fianna Fáil in matters of trade and tourism.
Married to Anne Cusak and father of five children, David Andrews was appointed again, in January 1995, Minister of Foreign Affairs, a position he/she held until June 1997, when it changed this ministerial portfolio to become Defense Minister.