John Lyons (Dublin politician)

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John Lyons
TD
John Lyons 2012.jpg
Lyons in 2012
Teachta Dála
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Dublin North–West
Dublin City Councillor
In office
2008–2011
Constituency Ballymun-Finglas
Personal details
Born June 1977 (1977-06) (age 37)
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Alma mater NUI Maynooth,
Trinity College, Dublin

John Lyons (born June 1977) is an Irish Labour Party politician.[1] Lyons was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North–West constituency at the 2011 general election. He was previously a member of Dublin City Council from 2008 to 2011 representing the Ballymun-Finglas area.[2]

He studied at NUI Maynooth gaining a BA and HDip, he subsequently studied special education at Trinity College, Dublin.[3]

He is openly gay and was one of the first two openly LGBT members of Dáil Éireann, along with Meath East's Dominic Hannigan.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. John Lyons". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "John Lyons". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Meet your 76 new TDs". RTÉ News. 9 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "First openly gay TDs are proud to blaze a trail". Evening Herald. 1 March 2011. 

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Pat Carey
(Fianna Fáil)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin North–West
2011–present
Incumbent