Marc MacSharry

Marc MacSharry (born 12 July 1973) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for Sligo–Leitrim since the 2016 general election. He served as a Senator for the Industrial and Commercial Panel from 2002 to 2016.[1] From 2002 he was appointed Seanad spokesperson on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. He was re-elected in 2007 and was appointed Seanad spokesperson on Finance.[2]

Marc MacSharry

Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
In office
12 September 2002  26 February 2016
ConstituencyIndustrial and Commercial Panel
Personal details
Born (1973-07-12) 12 July 1973
Dublin, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)Marie Murphy
(m. 2005; sep. 2016)
RelationsRay MacSharry (Father)
EducationCastleknock College

Born in Dublin, he was educated in Sligo and at Castleknock College, Dublin.[3] He is the son of Ray MacSharry, the former Fianna Fáil minister and European Commissioner. He runs his own estate agent company.[4]

On 31 January 2011, prior to that year's general election, MacSharry was appointed to the Fianna Fáil frontbench by the new party leader Micheál Martin, as Spokesperson on Tourism and Arts. MacSharry was a candidate at the 2011 general election in the Sligo–North Leitrim constituency, but was not elected.[2] He was re-elected to the Seanad in April 2011 and was appointed Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Health. His political career to date has included serving as a member of the Forum on Europe, and of Oireachtas committees on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Health, and Finance; he has also served on the Committee of Inquiry into The Banking Crisis and on the Houses of Oireachtas Commission, and is currently a member of the Dáil's Committee of Public Accounts.

See also


  1. "Marc MacSharry". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  2. "Marc MacSharry". Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  3. Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 204. ISBN 9780717150595.
  4. "Profile: Sen Marc Mac Sharry". The Anglo-Celt. 11 February 2016.

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