Michael Creed

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Michael Creed
TD
Teachta Dála
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2007
In office
June 1989 – May 2002
Constituency Cork North–West
Personal details
Born (1963-06-29) 29 June 1963 (age 51)
County Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Sinéad Creed
Alma mater University College Cork,
Dublin Institute of Technology
Website michaelcreedfg.wordpress.com

Michael Creed (born 29 June 1963) is an Irish Fine Gael politician and has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork North–West constituency since 2007.[1]

Creed was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1989 general election and retained his seat until losing it at the 2002 general election to his Fine Gael running mate Gerard Murphy. He regained his seat at the 2007 general election at the expense of Gerard Murphy. At the 2011 general election he held his seat after topping the poll with 22.1% of the first preference vote.[2] He is the son of the former TD and Minister of State Donal Creed

He was educated at St. Colman's College, Fermoy, De La Salle College, Macroom, University College Cork and College of Commerce, Rathmines.[3] His qualifications are a Bachelor of Arts, Higher Diploma of Education and a Diploma in Legal Studies.

He was co-opted onto Cork County Council in 1987 and remained a member until 2007. He was elected chairman from 2005 to 2006. He was chairman of the Dáil Small Business and Services Committee from 1995–97. He was party spokesperson on Education, Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (1994), Health (1989–93), Youth and Sport (1993–94) and Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (2007–10).

In June 2010, he supported Richard Bruton's leadership challenge to Enda Kenny. Following Kenny's victory in a motion of confidence, Creed was not re-appointed to the front bench. From October 2010 to March 2011, he was the party Deputy spokesperson on Foreign Affairs with special responsibility for European Affairs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Michael Creed". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Michael Creed". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "About - Michael Creed TD". Michael Creed's website. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Donal Creed
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork North–West
19892002
Succeeded by
Gerard Murphy
(Fine Gael)
Preceded by
Gerard Murphy
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork North–West
2007–present
Incumbent