Dominic Bradley

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Dominic Bradley
Dominic Bradley.jpg
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Newry and Armagh
In office
26 November 2003 – 7 May 2016
Preceded bySeamus Mallon
Succeeded byJustin McNulty
Personal details
Born (1960-08-29) 29 August 1960 (age 58)
Bessbrook, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Political partySDLP
Spouse(s)Mary McManus
Alma materUniversity of Ulster
Queen's University Belfast
WebsiteOfficial Website

Dominic Bradley (Irish Doiminic Ó Brolcháin [1]) is a former Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Newry and Armagh.[2] As an MLA, he was the SDLP Spokesperson for Education and for the Irish language.[3]

A graduate of St. Paul's High School, Bessbrook, Bradley is a teacher from County Armagh. He acted as Director of Elections for Seamus Mallon MP and for the SDLP in the Newry and Mourne District Council area.[citation needed]


  • Member of the National Executive Association for School's Drama
  • Founder of Tí Chulainn Cultural Activity Centre, An Mullach Bán.
  • Member of National Executive National Association of Teachers of Irish.

Bradley is an Irish language speaker, and is education editor of the daily newspaper Lá Nua. He writes in Irish for a number of other newspapers. In October 2011, he was sanctioned by speaker for talking too long without asking a question.[4]


He studied at Queen’s University, Belfast for a joint honours degree in English Literature and Language. After his degree he stayed on at Belfast and studied for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. As a mature student he went to the University of Ulster where he studied for and attained a Master's degree in Irish Language and Literature.[3]


  1. ^ Profile,; accessed 26 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Dominic Bradley profile". Retrieved 30 August 2008.
  3. ^ a b "About Dominic Bradley". Retrieved 30 August 2008.
  4. ^ "BBC news – Dominic Bradley sanctioned by speaker after Irish row". BBC news. Retrieved 23 August 2012.

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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Seamus Mallon
MLA for Newry and Armagh
Succeeded by
Justin McNulty