|Born||September 1944(age 68)|
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Democratic Socialist Party
|Alma mater||University College Dublin|
Conaghan is originally from County Donegal. He lives in Ballyfermot, Dublin. Originally a member of Jim Kemmy's Democratic Socialist Party he contested a number of elections for them in the 1980s. When the party merged with Labour in 1991 he was elected to Dublin City Council representing the Ballyfermot local electoral area. He was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 2004–05. Conaghan is a teacher by profession and was vice-principal of Inchicore College of Further Education.
Following the publication of the 2012 Constituency Commission report, he was listed by the Irish Times as one of 13 TDs most likely to lose their seats in the next election due to the redrawing of constituency boundaries.
He is married with two children.
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- "Michael Conaghan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
- "The TDs Facing A Battle". Irish Times. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
- "Michael Conaghan TD". The Labour Party website. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
|Lord Mayor of Dublin
|Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin South–Central