Derek Nolan

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Derek Nolan
Derek Nolan Election Photo.jpg
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
Constituency Galway West
Personal details
Born October 1982 (1982-10) (age 34)
Galway, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Alma mater NUI Galway

Derek Nolan (born October 1982) was an Irish Labour Party politician.[1][2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] He was a member of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee.

He lost his seat at the 2016 general election.[3] 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".[6]


  1. ^ "Derek Nolan – Biography". Labour Party website. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mr. Derek Nolan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Derek Nolan". Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  4. ^ McDonald, Brian (8 February 2011). "Labour hopeful has big shoes to fill". Irish Independent. 
  5. ^ Siggins, Lorna (27 February 2011). "Labour leads in Galway West". The Irish Times. 
  6. ^ Nolan, Derek (1 March 2016). "How Labour's Derek Nolan Fees After Losing The Election". Irish Times. 

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Preceded by
Michael D. Higgins
(Labour Party)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Galway West