|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||NUI, Galway|
Nolan attended Saint Michael's Boys' School, Mervue, and St. Mary's College, Galway. He won a seat on Galway City Council in June 2009, aged 26. He was a trainee solicitor when he contested the 2011 general election. He was nominated to succeed Labour Party president Michael D. Higgins in the election to Dáil Éireann, topping the poll in Galway West as a first time candidate.
- "Derek Nolan – Biography". Labour Party website. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
- "Mr. Derek Nolan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
- "Derek Nolan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
- McDonald, Brian (8 February 2011). "Labour hopeful has big shoes to fill". Irish Independent.
- Siggins, Lorna (27 February 2011). "Labour leads in Galway West". The Irish Times.
Michael D. Higgins
|Labour Party Teachta Dála for Galway West