Eamonn Maloney

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Eamonn Maloney
TD
Teachta Dála
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Dublin South–West
South Dublin County Councillor
In office
1999–2011
Constituency Tallaght South
Personal details
Born 1953 (age 60–61)
County Donegal, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Other political
affiliations
Democratic Socialist Party
(1982–92)

Eamonn Maloney (born 1953) is an Irish Labour Party politician.[1] He was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Labour Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South–West constituency at the 2011 general election.[2]

He was a member of South Dublin County Council from 1999 to 2011, representing the Tallaght area. He a former member of Jim Kemmy's Democratic Socialist Party and contested Dublin South–West at the 1987 general election for that party.[2]

In the past he has worked in a factory and been on the dole. He is the only TD in Ireland who claims no expenses, a policy he carried out throughout his twelve years at local level and maintains at national level.[3]

Justifying the cut in unemployment benefit from €144 to €100 per week for young people aged 22 to 24 in the 2014 budget, Maloney said "Parents will tell you that they do not want their children at home watching a flat-screen television seven days a week.".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Eamonn Maloney". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Eamonn Maloney". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses". The Journal.ie. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "TD wants to 'save young from flat-screen TVs'". Irish Independent. 18 October 2013. 

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Charlie O'Connor
(Fianna Fáil)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin South–West
2011–present
Incumbent