Carol Nolan

Carol Nolan (born 23 May 1978) is an Irish Independent politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Offaly constituency since the 2016 general election, when she was elected representing Sinn Féin.[1] She was a member of Offaly County Council from 2014 to 2016.[2]

Carol Nolan

Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
Personal details
Born (1978-05-23) 23 May 1978
Cadamstown, County Offaly, Ireland
Political partyIndependent
Other political
Sinn Féin (until 2018)
Spouse(s)Gerard Nolan (m. 2010)
Alma mater

In March 2018 she was suspended from Sinn Féin for three months for voting against legislation to allow for a referendum on the repeal of the Eight Amendment to the Constitution, support for which had been adopted at the party's Ard Fheis.[3] She endorsed the Cherish all the Children Equally campaign which advocated for a No vote in the 2018 abortion referendum.[4]

She resigned from Sinn Féin on 19 June 2018 over the party's stance on abortion, saying "“I won’t be supporting the legislation as my position remains the same, as a pro-life TD who is strongly opposed to abortion".[5][6]

She was formerly a primary school teacher for 12 years and principal of a gaelscoil.[7]


  1. "Carol Nolan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. "Carol Nolan". Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  3. "Sinn Féin TD Carol Nolan suspended after voting against abortion referendum". Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. "Republicans Supporting Cherish". Cherish all the Children Equally. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  5. McCormack, Jayne. "Carol Nolan resigns from Sinn Féin over abortion stance". BBC News. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  6. "Sinn Féin TD Carol Nolan says she will not vote for abortion law". The Irish Times. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  7. "Profile: Carol Nolan (SF)". The Irish Times. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
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