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.
|Assumed office |
February 2011 – February 2016
27 July 2007 – 25 February 2011
|Born||5 February 1953|
Donabate, Dublin, Ireland
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Relations||Seán Ryan (Brother)|
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. 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.
| Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin North
| Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Dublin Fingal