Brendan Ryan (Dublin politician)

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Not to be confused with the former independent senator Brendan Ryan (Cork politician).
For other people named Brendan Ryan, see Brendan Ryan (disambiguation).
Brendan Ryan
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Dublin North
In office
July 2007 – February 2011
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1953-02-05) 5 February 1953 (age 63)
Donabate, County Dublin
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Margie Monks
Children 3
Alma mater Dublin Institute of Technology,
University College Dublin,
Dublin City University

Brendan Ryan (born 5 February 1953) is an Irish Labour Party politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North constituency at the 2011 general election.[1] He was a member of Seanad Éireann from 2007 to 2011 on the Administrative Panel. He was an unsuccessful candidate at the 2007 general election for Dublin North.[2]

He is a younger brother of Seán Ryan, a former Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin North.

An active member of the Labour Party since 1978 however had never held any elected office or public role before his election to the Seanad. His campaign literature claims he "sought the party nomination to take a more pro-active approach".

He was educated at Dublin Institute of Technology, University College Dublin and Dublin City University, receiving a degree in chemistry and master's degrees in food science and business administration. He has worked as an operations manager.

Originally from the Donabate/Portrane area, he lives in Skerries, since he married in the late 1970s.

He is the Labour Party spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade, Employment, Transport and Education.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mr. Brendan Ryan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Brendan Ryan". Retrieved 7 January 2010. 

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Preceded by
Darragh O'Brien
(Fianna Fáil)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin North