Kieran O'Donnell

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Kieran O'Donnell
Kieran O'Donnell (cropped).jpg
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Limerick City
In office
May 2007 – February 2011
Constituency Limerick East
Personal details
Born (1963-05-08) 8 May 1963 (age 52)
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Phil O'Donnell
Children 4
Alma mater University of Limerick

Kieran O'Donnell (born 8 May 1963) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He is a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Limerick City constituency.[1]

Before becoming a full-time public representative, O'Donnell worked as an accountant. He is nephew of former Minister and TD for Limerick East Tom O'Donnell.

O'Donnell was an unsuccessful candidate at the 2002 Seanad election. He was elected on his first attempt to Limerick County Council for the Castleconnell electoral area in 2004.[2] He was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2007 general election.

In October 2007, O'Donnell was appointed party deputy spokesperson on Finance with special responsibility for Freedom of Information, Procurement Reform and the Office of Public Works. As deputy spokesperson for Finance, O'Donnell was given the full portfolio on an acting basis by Enda Kenny on 14 June 2010 when Kenny sacked Richard Bruton.[3] O'Donnell subsequently supported Richard Bruton's leadership challenge to Enda Kenny. Following Kenny's victory in a motion of confidence, O'Donnell was not appointed to the front bench. In October 2010, he was appointed as party Deputy spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade and Innovation with special responsibility for Enterprise and Employment.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mr. Kieran O'Donnell". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kieran O'Donnell". Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Richard Bruton sacked as FG deputy leader". RTÉ News. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 

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Preceded by
Tim O'Malley
(Progressive Democrats)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Limerick East
Constituency abolished
New constituency Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Limerick City