Mary O’Rourke represented the Constituency of Longford/Westmeath for many years.  Over this time she was Minister for Education, Minister for Health, Minister for Labour Affairs and Minister for Public Enterprise.   She was also Leader of An Seanad.

Mary’s Memoirs titled ‘Just Mary – A Memoir’ were published by Gill and MacMillan and launched by Mary McAleese on Thursday, October 18th 2012.