Lord Kilclooney

Lord Kilclooney

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Kilclooney


John Taylor



Joined the Lords

17 July 2001

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 931 7211; 077 4596 1677


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Commons 1994-97
European Legislation Commons 1983-85
Constituency Date
Strangford 1986-01
Strangford 1983-85

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Member Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly 1994-01
Local Councillor Castlereagh Borough Council 1989-97
Member of Parliament House of Commons 1983-01
Member of European Parliament European Parliament 1979-89
Member of the Legislative Authority Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont 1975-01
Cabinet Minister Home Affairs, Northern Ireland 1970-72
Member of Parliament Northern Ireland Parliament 1965-73

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Director Northern Media Group Ltd 2007-
Chairman Alpha Newspapers Ltd 1974-
Chairman West Ulster Estates Ltd 1966-
Partner GD Taylor and Associates, Architects and Civil Engineers 1962-79

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chairman Charles Sheils Charity Homes 1976-77
Board Member The Royal School, Armagh 1973-
Chairman Gosford Voluntary Housing Association 1973-94
Member Charles Shiels Houses 1973-
Member/Elder Presbyterian Church in Ireland 1973-

Member's focus

Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Asylum, immigration and nationality
Economy and finance
European Union
International Affairs
Foreign affairs
Northern Ireland
Latin America
Middle East

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Northern Media Group Ltd
    • West Ulster Estates Ltd
    • Bramley Apple Restaurant Ltd
    • Carrickfergus Advertiser Ltd
    • Northern Newspapers Ltd
    • East Antrim Newspapers Ltd
    • Coleraine Chronicle Ltd
    • Northern Constitution Ltd
    • Tyrone Constitution Ltd
    • Tyrone Courier Ltd
    • Ulster Gazette (Armagh) Ltd
    • Outlook Press (Rathfriland) Ltd
    • Cerdac Print (Belfast) Ltd
    • Sovereign Properties (NI) Ltd
    • Midland Tribune Ltd (Republic of Ireland)
    • Tuam Herald Newspaper Ltd (Republic of Ireland)
    • Tontine Rooms Holding Co Ltd
    • Alpha Newspapers Ireland Ltd (Republic of Ireland)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Member, Advisory Board, European Azerbaijan Society
    • Civil Engineer (non-practising)
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Tontine Rooms Holding Co Ltd
    • West Ulster Estates Ltd
    • Bramley Apple Restaurant Ltd
  • 5: Land and property

    • Residential flats in the City of Westminster
    • Commercial premises, Royal Avenue, Belfast
    • Commercial premises, Scotch Street, City of Armagh
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 16-20 February 2014, as part of an all party delegation at the invitation of the Shura Council; all travel and accommodation paid by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia
    • Visit to Beirut, Lebanon, 28 March - 1 April 2014, to speak at conference on Islam/Christian understanding; travel and accommodation paid by IMAN Foundation
    • Visit to Doha, Qatar, 11-13 May 2014, to attend annual Doha Forum; travel and accommodation paid by government of State of Qatar
    • Visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, 26-31 May 2014, to promote improved UK/Azerbaijan relations and experience to freedom of religion by visiting Christian community in Kabala; travel and accommodation paid by European Azerbaijan Society
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Member, Armagh Protestant Board of Education (Governor of The Royal School, Armagh)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Board Member, Charles Sheils Charity Homes, Armagh City