John Stafford (Irish politician)

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John Stafford (born 1944) is an Irish former Fianna Fáil politician.[1] He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Central constituency at the 1987 general election.[2] He was re-elected at the 1989 general election, but lost his seat at the 1992 general election when he stood in the Dublin North–Central constituency due to the 1992 boundary revisions

A member of Dublin City Council, Stafford was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1997 to 1998,[3] and later proposed the motion which led to the council supporting the construction of the Spire of Dublin. The spire was opposed by his brother, Councillor Tom Stafford.

The family also operates an undertakers business.


  1. ^ "Mr. John Stafford". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "John Stafford". Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Previous Lord Mayors of Dublin". Dublin City Council. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
Brendan Lynch
Lord Mayor of Dublin
Succeeded by
Joe Doyle