Eoin Ryan, Jnr
|Member of the European Parliament|
June 2004 – June 2009
November 1992 – May 2007
24 February 1953 |
|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 2004–2009, and also was a Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin South–East from 1992–2007.
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. He first became involved in politics in 1985 when 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.
In 1999 Ryan was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Local Government with responsibility for National Drug Strategy. In 2004 he was elected to the European Parliament for the Dublin constituency. He subsequently joined the Union for a Europe of Nations grouping.
Eoin Ryan comes from a famed Irish political dynasty. 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 to Socialist Party candidate Joe Higgins in the 2009 European election.
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|Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Dublin South–East
|Member of the European Parliament for Dublin