Seán Kenny (politician)

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Seán Kenny
TD
Teachta Dála
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 2011
In office
1992 – 1997
Constituency Dublin North–East
Personal details
Born (1942-10-01) 1 October 1942 (age 71)
Clontuskert, County Galway, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Website www.seankenny.ie

Seán Kenny (born 1 October 1942) is an Irish Labour Party politician, who is a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North–East constituency. Kenny was re-elected to the Dáil for Dublin North–East at the 2011 general election, having previously served as a TD for the constituency from 1992 to 1997.[1]

A former executive officer in CIÉ, Kenny was elected to Dáil Éireann for Dublin North–East during the swing to Labour in the 1992 general election. During his time in the Dáil, he was a member of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation and served as Chairman of the Social Affairs Committee.

Like many other Labour TDs elected in 1992, he lost his seat at the 1997 general election. Kenny had previously unsuccessfully contested every general election from 1981 to 1989. He did not contest the 2002 general election or the 2007 general election.

From 1979 to 2011, he was a member of Dublin City Council, as a local councillor for Donaghmede. He was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1991 to 1992.

He was re-elected to Dáil Éireann for Dublin North–East at the 2011 general election.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Seán Kenny". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Seán Kenny". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Michael Donnelly
Lord Mayor of Dublin
1991–1992
Succeeded by
Gay Mitchell
Oireachtas
Preceded by
Michael Joe Cosgrave
(Fine Gael)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin North–East
19921997
Succeeded by
Michael Joe Cosgrave
(Fine Gael)
Preceded by
Michael Woods
(Fianna Fáil)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin North–East
2011–present
Incumbent