Trevor Ó Clochartaigh

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Trevor Ó Clochartaigh
Trevor Ó Clochartaigh 2013.jpg
Ó Clochartaigh in 2013
Senator
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 2011
Constituency Agricultural Panel
Personal details
Born (1968-03-14) 14 March 1968 (age 46)
Huddersfield, England
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin
Other political
affiliations
Labour Party
Alma mater NUI Galway

Trevor Ó Clochartaigh (born 14 March 1968) is an Irish senator and member of Sinn Féin.[1]

Born and raised in Huddersfield, England,[2] Ó Clochartaigh's parents came from the Connemara area of County Galway. He attended NUI Galway, graduating with a Commerce degree. He worked in Irish language theatre, and is a former manager and artistic director of An Taibhdhearc.[2] He also worked in television production as producer of Fair City and Ros na Rún, and in community development projects.[3]

He first entered politics as a member of the Labour Party, unsuccessfully contesting the Connemara area of Galway County Council at the 2004 local elections.[4] He subsequently left Labour and joined Sinn Féin, and was the party's candidate at the 2009 local elections and for Dáil Éireann in the Galway West constituency at the 2011 general election, but was not elected.[3][4]

In April 2011 he was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Agricultural Panel.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Trevor Ó Clochartaigh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 199. ISBN 9780717150595. 
  3. ^ a b "Trevor Ó Clochartaigh". Sinn Féin. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Trevor Ó Clochartaigh". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Counting continues in Seanad election". RTÉ News. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011.