Órlaithí Flynn

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Órlaithí Flynn
Órlaithí Flynn 2017.jpg
Flynn in 2017
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Belfast West
Assumed office
7 December 2016
Preceded by Jennifer McCann
Personal details
Born (1988-01-01) 1 January 1988 (age 30) [1]
Political party Sinn Féin

Órlaithí Flynn (born 13 May 1988) is an Irish politician and MLA who represents Belfast West in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The daughter of Patrick Flynn, a Provisional IRA veteran in West Belfast, Flynn was educated at St Dominic's Grammar School for Girls before studying politics at the University of Ulster. She then completed a master's degree in Irish politics at Queen's University Belfast.[2][3]

Flynn joined Sinn Féin as a teenager.[3] She worked as an adviser to a succession of politicians: Rosie McCorley, Sue Ramsey and, finally, Alex Maskey. In 2016, she was selected by the party to become a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Belfast West, replacing Jennifer McCann.[2] and was re-elected in the assembly elections of March 2017.[4]


  1. ^ "Northern Ireland Assembly | AIMS Portal | MLA Details". Aims.niassembly.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-12-20.
  2. ^ a b John Manley, "Órlaithí Flynn is new Sinn Féin MLA for West Belfast", Irish News, 2 December 2016
  3. ^ a b "Órlaithí Flynn set to become new MLA", Andersonstown News, 1 December 2016
  4. ^ Harry McGee, Amanda Ferguson (3 March 2017). "NI Assembly: Sinn Féin topping polls in many constituencies". Irish Times. Retrieved 2017-03-03.

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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Jennifer McCann
MLA for Belfast West