February 2011 – February 2016
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||NUI Galway|
Derek Nolan (born October 1982) was an Irish Labour Party politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Galway West constituency at the 2011 general election, He failed to hold his seat in the 2016 general election.
Nolan attended Saint Michael's Boys' School, Mervue, and St. Mary's College, Galway. He won a seat on Galway City Council in June 2009, aged 26. He was a trainee solicitor when he contested the 2011 general election. He was nominated to succeed Labour Party president Michael D. Higgins in the election to Dáil Éireann, in Galway West as a first time candidate. He was a member of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee.
He lost his seat at the 2016 general election. He described the poor Labour result and loss of so many seats for party as "heartbreaking", but also said the challenge of starting a new career was "exciting".
- "Derek Nolan – Biography". Labour Party website. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
- "Mr. Derek Nolan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
- "Derek Nolan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
- McDonald, Brian (8 February 2011). "Labour hopeful has big shoes to fill". Irish Independent.
- Siggins, Lorna (27 February 2011). "Labour leads in Galway West". The Irish Times.
- Nolan, Derek (1 March 2016). "How Labour's Derek Nolan Fees After Losing The Election". Irish Times.
Michael D. Higgins
|Labour Party Teachta Dála for Galway West