Minister James Browne

James Browne was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with responsibility for Law Reform in September 2020. 

James was elected to Dáil Éireann in the February 2016 general election as a representative of Wexford and re-elected in the 2020 general election.

He has served as the Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health, leading initiatives to reform mental health services in Ireland, including the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 2018 and served on the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare.

He was born in Enniscorthy, Wexford, and is the oldest of a family of 4. He was educated locally at St. Mary’s CBS, Enniscorthy before attending Waterford IT, University College Cork and the King’s Inns. He was called to the Bar in 2006.