Edward Enda Haughey

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Edward Enda Haughey (b. 5 January 1944) is a businessman and politician. With an estimated personal wealth of £350m, he is the 2nd richest person in Northern Ireland, 7th richest in Ireland and the 174th richest person in the United Kingdom.[1]

Haughey was nominated to the Irish senate by the then Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds, in 1994, and nominated again by Bertie Ahern in 1997. He has been a member of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation and the British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body since 1997. In 2004, Haughey was made a life peer as Baron Ballyedmond of Mourne in the County of Down and sat in the British House of Lords on behalf of the Ulster Unionist Party, before switching to the Conservative Party[2].

Haughey had previously donated several million pounds to the Conservatives and had also been associated with the Republic of Ireland's Fianna Fáil party.

Conservative Party donations

Haughey is a member of The Leader's Group, an elite Conservative Party supporter group which enables donors to secure access to leading party members and the prime minister. Its annual membership fee is £50,000.[3]


Remunerated directorships

Norbrook Laboratories Limited (pharmaceutical manufacture and distribution) Norbrook Manufacturing Limited (pharmaceutical manufacture and distribution)

Controlling shareholdings


Land includes

  • Corby Castle estate, Cumbria, 2000 acres
  • Ballyedmond Castle, Northern Ireland, 600 acres
  • Gillingham Hall and land, Norfolk
  • Land in the Irish Republic, 400 acres
  • 2 islands in Lake Victoria, Uganda
  • No 9 Belgrave Square, London
  • No 7 West Halkin Street, London
  • No 64 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin
  • Villa in Cannes, South of France

15(a) Membership of public bodies

Hon Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Chairman of Development Board School of Pharmacy Hon Counsul for Chile in Northern Ireland

15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Trustee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London[4]


  1. Ref needed
  2. Another Lords Defection « ConservativesNI.com
  3. Conservative Party, The Leader's Group guests 2012 quarter 2, accessed 25 February 2015
  4. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldreg/reg05.htm