Martin George Southcote ManserghBA(Oxon 1969, MA(Oxon 1974), DPhil(Oxon 1974), Doctorate(hc NUI 2017)
Vice-Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations
Member PL&AElected in 2018
Currently vice-chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations. Former TO, Senator and Minister of State (OPW, Finance and the Arts 2008-11). Member of the Council of State 2004-11. Former diplomat, and special adviser to three Taoisigh and Flanna Fail leaders. NI peace negotiator and back-channel. Co-winner of the 1994 Tipperary Peace Prize. Author of The Legacy of History for making Peace in Ireland (2003). Subject of biography by Kevin Rafter (2002).Former columnist with The Sunday Business Post and The Irish times, currently with The Irish Catholic. Married. 4 daughters, 1 son.