David Cullinane

David Cullinane (born 4 July 1974) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Waterford constituency since the 2016 general election. He was a Senator for the Labour Panel from 2011 to 2016.[1]

David Cullinane

Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
In office
27 April 2011  26 February 2016
ConstituencyLabour Panel
Personal details
Born (1974-07-04) 4 July 1974
Waterford, Ireland
Political partySinn Féin
Spouse(s)Kathleen Funchion
(m. 2007; div. 2013)
Alma materWaterford Institute of Technology

Cullinane was born in Waterford.[2] He was elected to Waterford City Council at the 2004 local elections and retained his seat at the 2009 elections.[3] He was married to Kathleen Funchion, who is a Sinn Féin TD for Carlow–Kilkenny.

He became a member of Seanad Éireann in April 2011, sitting on the Labour Panel.[4]

The Irish Times described him in the Seanad as "a frequent, informed and often abrasive contributor across a wide range of areas, with a keen attention to the nuances of legislation".[5]

He unsuccessfully contested the Waterford constituency at the 2002, 2007 and 2011 general elections, before being elected in 2016.


  1. "David Cullinane". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  2. Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 207. ISBN 9780717150595.
  3. "David Cullinane". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  4. "Election 2016: David Cullinane". RTÉ News. 27 February 2016.
  5. "Profile: David Cullinane (SF)". The Irish Times. 28 February 2016.
Preceded by
Paudie Coffey
Ciara Conway
John Deasy
John Halligan
Teachta Dála for Waterford
With: Mary Butler
John Deasy
John Halligan

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