Maurice Cummins

Maurice Cummins (born 25 February 1953) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Leader of Seanad Éireann and Leader of Fine Gael in the Seanad from 2011 to 2016. He was a Senator for Labour Panel from 2002 to 2016.[1]

Maurice Cummins
Leader of Seanad Éireann
In office
3 May 2011  27 April 2016
TaoiseachEnda Kenny
DeputyIvana Bacik
Preceded byDonnie Cassidy
Succeeded byJerry Buttimer
Leader of Fine Gael in the Seanad
In office
3 May 2011  27 April 2016
LeaderEnda Kenny
Preceded byFrances Fitzgerald
Succeeded byJerry Buttimer
In office
12 September 2002  27 April 2016
ConstituencyLabour Panel
Personal details
Born (1953-02-25) 25 February 1953
Waterford, Ireland
Political partyFine Gael
Alma materUniversity College Cork

He was first elected in 2002 on the Labour Panel, and was re-elected in 2007 and 2011.[2] He was a member of Waterford City Council formerly Waterford Corporation from 1979 to 2002, and was Mayor of Waterford in 1995–96. He was an unsuccessful Dáil candidate for the Waterford constituency at the 1992, 1997 and 2002 general elections.

He was the Leader of the Seanad from May 2011 until April 2016 when he lost his seat.


  1. "Mr. Maurice Cummins". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  2. "Maurice Cummins". Retrieved 27 February 2010.
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