Eoin Ryan, Jnr

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Eoin Ryan
Member of the European Parliament
In office
June 2004 – June 2009
Constituency Dublin
Teachta Dála
In office
November 1992 – May 2007
Constituency Dublin South–East
Personal details
Born (1953-02-24) 24 February 1953 (age 61)
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil

Eoin Ryan (born 24 February 1953) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament for Dublin from 2004 to 2009, and also was a Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin South–East from 1992 to 2007.[1]

Ryan was born in Dublin in 1953 and educated at St. Mary's College, Rathmines; College of Commerce, Rathmines; and Kildalton Horticulture College, County Kilkenny. In 1985 he was elected to Dublin City Council. In 1989 he was nominated to Seanad Éireann by then Taoiseach Charles Haughey. Ryan was elected to Dáil Éireann for the first time at the 1992 general election. He was re-elected at the 1997 general election, topping the poll in the Dublin South–East constituency.[2]

In February 2000 Ryan was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation. In 2004 he was elected to the European Parliament for the Dublin constituency. He subsequently joined the Union for Europe of the Nations grouping.

Ryan comes from an Irish political family. His father, also called Eoin Ryan, was a Senator in Seanad Éireann for a number of years. Ryan's grandfather was James Ryan, a founding-member of Fianna Fáil and a long-serving cabinet minister.

Ryan retired from national politics at the 2007 general election, opting to concentrate on European politics. He subsequently lost his seat at the 2009 European Parliament election.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Eoin Ryan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Eoin Ryan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ireland's Cowen Faces No-Confidence Vote After Poll". Bloomberg. 8 June 2009. 

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Gerard Brady
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Dublin South–East
1992–2007
Succeeded by
Chris Andrews
(Fianna Fáil)
European Parliament
Preceded by
Niall Andrews
(Fianna Fáil)
Member of the European Parliament for Dublin
2004–2009
Succeeded by
Joe Higgins
(Socialist Party)