James Heffernan (Irish politician)

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James Heffernan
Assumed office
April 2011
Constituency Agricultural Panel
Personal details
Born (1979-10-03) 3 October 1979 (age 34)
Limerick, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Independent,
Labour Party (until 2012)
Alma mater University of Limerick
Profession School teacher

James Heffernan (born 3 October 1979) is an Irish politician.[1] He was elected to the 24th Seanad in April 2011 on the Agricultural Panel for the Labour Party.[2] He was previously a member of Limerick County Council from 2009–11 for the Kilmallock electoral area. He was an unsuccessful candidate at the 2011 general election for the Limerick constituency, polling 7,910 first preference votes (17.5%).[3] He was also a candidate at 2007 general election for the Limerick West constituency.

He is a primary school teacher by profession.

He lost the parliamentary Labour Party whip in December 2012 after voting against the government on the Social Welfare Bill.[4]


  1. ^ "Mr. James Heffernan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Counting continues in Seanad election". RTÉ News. 27 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "James Heffernan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Heffernan defies Labour whip on Bill". The Irish Times. 20 December 2012. 

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