James Carroll (Louth politician)

James Carroll (born 21 August 1983) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician and was a member of Seanad Éireann from November 2009 to April 2011.[1][2][3] He is a former education vice-president and president of the Students' Union in University College Dublin.[4]

James Carroll
In office
November 2009  April 2011
ConstituencyAdministrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1983-08-21) 21 August 1983
Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil
Alma materUniversity College Dublin

Carroll was elected to Louth County Council for Drogheda East at the local elections in June 2009.[5] He succeeded Tony Kett on the Administrative Panel on 26 November 2009 after Kett's death.[6] This was done without a by-election, as he was the only nominated candidate.[7]

Carroll unsuccessfully contested the 2011 general election for the Louth constituency achieving only 8.2 per cent of the vote[8][9] and lost his seat in the 2011 Seanad election.[10]


  1. "Mr. James Carroll". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  2. "Decision presents Carroll a 'massive opportunity'". Irish Independent. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  3. "Carroll admits to internal tensions'". Irish Independent. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  4. "Former UCDSU President nominated to Seanad". University Observer. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  5. "James Carroll". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  6. "Cllr 'humbled' by nomination for Seanad NOT 'COUNTING HIS CHICKENS'". Irish Independent. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  7. "Members welcome Carroll to chamber". The Irish Times. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  8. "FF TURF WAR BREAKS OUT IN MID-LOUTH". Irish Independent. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  9. "No FF deputy elected for the first time ever". Irish Independent. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  10. "Seanad Election: 26 April 2011". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
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