Life and work
After graduating from secondary school in 1964, Brunhilde Irber began an apprenticeship as a nanny and housekeeper, but then moved to the Vilshofen district office in 1965 , where she trained as an administrative clerk. In this occupation she worked for the Vilshofen district office until 1968, at the Osterhofen district hospital from 1968 to 1970 and for the city of Osterhofen from 1970 to 1992. From 1982 to 1991 she headed the cultural and tourist office here. In 1992 she began training as a foreign language correspondent, which she completed in 1994.
Brunhilde Irber is married and has one son.
She has been a member of the SPD since 1971 and was chairwoman of the SPD district association in Deggendorf from 1990 to 1993 . From 1993 until 2009 she was chairwoman of the SPD subdistrict Deggendorf / Freyung-Grafenau and since 2000 of the SPD district of Lower Bavaria .
From 1994 to 2009 she was a member of the German Bundestag . There she was a member of the Committee on Tourism and the Foreign Affairs Committee. From November 1998 to January 2005 Brunhilde Irber was the spokeswoman for the tourism working group of the SPD parliamentary group . She is also the Africa-political spokeswoman for the SPD parliamentary group. Since January 2005 she has been the deputy chairperson of the tourism committee. From December 2005 to mid-2007 she was a member of the executive committee of the SPD parliamentary group. On June 29, 2004 she was the addressee of a letter bomb from Johann Lang, who was doing community service . However, the explosive device was discovered before the letter was opened and did not detonate.
Commitment to the free flowing Danube
Brunhilde Irber is a founding member of the parliamentary group Free Flowing Rivers .
From 1996 to 2002 she was second mayor of the city of Osterhofen.
- 2003 Municipal Medal of Merit in bronze
- 2005 Bavarian Order of Merit
- 2017 Municipal Medal of Merit in Silver
- Rudolf Vierhaus , Ludolf Herbst (eds.), Bruno Jahn (collaborators): Biographical manual of the members of the German Bundestag. 1949-2002. Vol. 1: A-M. KG Saur, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-598-23782-0 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Klessinger, Brunhilde (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German politician (SPD), Member of the Bundestag|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 27, 1948|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Pleinting|