29 October 2011
|Fingal County Councillor|
June 2009 – October 2011
18 November 1982 |
Labour Party (–2013)
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin
University College Dublin
Patrick Nulty (born 18 November 1982) is an Irish politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin West at a by-election in October 2011. He sits as an independent TD after losing the Labour Party whip on 6 December 2011.
Nulty was born and raised in Corduff near Dublin. When two weeks old, he was injured in a house fire, leaving him with burn scars on his face and arms. He attended Riversdale Community College and has a degree in social policy from Trinity College, Dublin and a Masters in Social Science from University College Dublin. He worked as a social policy advisor for a homeless charity for five years. He is also a former National Chairperson of Labour Youth and was a prominent activist of the Students' Union in both Trinity and UCD.
Nulty was elected to Fingal County Council for Labour at the 2009 local elections in the Mulhuddart local electoral area. He was Labour's unsuccessful second candidate for Dublin West at the 2011 general election, where running-mate Joan Burton topped the poll. He is on the Labour Party's left wing, and opposed both the Lisbon Treaty and Labour's coalition deal with Fine Gael after the election.
He rejected the idea of a transfer pact with the Fine Gael candidate despite the parties' coalition. He was described as a "Labour rebel candidate" by the Irish Independent, while The Irish Times quoted the label "anti-government Government candidate" discussing his opposition to cuts in services at Blanchardstown Hospital.
While in opposition he called on his former colleagues to legislate for the X case as had been promised by Labour for many years.
On 21 June 2013, he resigned from the Labour Party.
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Brian Lenihan, Jnr
|Teachta Dála for Dublin West