Brendan Ryan (Dublin politician)

Brendan Ryan (born 5 February 1953) is an Irish Labour Party politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) since the 2011 general election, currently for the Dublin Fingal constituency. He previously served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North constituency from 2011 until the 2016 general election. He was a Senator for the Administrative Panel from 2007 to 2011.[1]

Brendan Ryan

Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
ConstituencyDublin Fingal
In office
February 2011  February 2016
ConstituencyDublin North
Senator
In office
27 July 2007  25 February 2011
ConstituencyAdministrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1953-02-05) 5 February 1953
Donabate, Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyLabour Party
Spouse(s)Margie Monks
RelationsSeán Ryan (Brother)
Children3
Alma mater
Websitebrendan-ryan.ie

Originally from the Donabate/Portrane area, he lives in Skerries, since he married in the late 1970s. He is a younger brother of Seán Ryan, a former Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin North. He was educated at Dublin Institute of Technology, University College Dublin and Dublin City University, receiving a degree in chemistry and master's degrees in food science and business administration. He has worked as an operations manager. An unsuccessful candidate at the 2007 general election for Dublin North, he was then elected to the Administrative Panel of Seanad Éireann and served from 2007 to 2011.[2] An active member of the Labour Party since 1978; however, he had never held any elected office or public role before his election to the Seanad. His campaign literature claims he "sought the party nomination to take a more pro-active approach".

In 2011, he was elected to the Dáil for the first time. He was one of only seven Labour Party TDs returned to the Dáil at the 2016 general election. Of the other six, four were outgoing ministers and the other two were Ministers of State during the 31st Dáil.

See also

References

  1. "Brendan Ryan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
  2. "Brendan Ryan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
Oireachtas
Preceded by
Darragh O'Brien
(Fianna Fáil)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin North
2011–2016
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
New constituency
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Dublin Fingal
2016–present
Incumbent
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