Danny Kinahan

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Danny Kinahan
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for South Antrim
Assumed office
1 June 2009
Preceded by David Burnside
Personal details
Born (1958-04-14) 14 April 1958 (age 56)
Nationality British
Political party Ulster Unionist Party
Spouse(s) Anna
Children Eliza
Residence Castle Upton
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Occupation Soldier, Auctioneer
Religion Church of Ireland

Daniel de Burgh Kinahan MLA is an Ulster Unionist Party politician from Northern Ireland, and a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for South Antrim. In 2005 he was elected to Antrim Borough Council, and in June 2009 he was appointed to the South Antrim seat in the Assembly vacated by the resignation of David Burnside.[1]

He is the son of the late Sir Robin Kinahan and was educated at Craigflower School (Torryburn[2]), Stowe and Edinburgh University. He is a cousin of singer Chris de Burgh.[3] Professionally Kinahan is an antiques expert and worked as Christie's auctioneers Irish representative.[4] He lives with his wife and four children at Castle Upton, Templepatrick. In the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2007 he unsuccessfully stood as a UUP candidate in South Antrim. In 1996, he was appointed High Sheriff of Antrim.[5] He was re-elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly at the 2011 election.


Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
David Burnside
MLA for Antrim South
2009 - present
Succeeded by