Eugene McMenamin

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Eugene McMenamin
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for West Tyrone
In office
25 June 1998 – 7 March 2007
Preceded by New Creation
Succeeded by Claire McGill
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 69–70)
Strabane, Northern Ireland
Political party Independent

Eugene McMenamin is an Irish politician from Northern Ireland who stood as an independent in the Assembly elections in 2011, formerly from the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP).

In June 1998 he was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly as the first nationalist to be in government from Strabane in over 300 years[citation needed]. McMenamin was his party's spokesperson on Culture, Arts and Leisure from 1998 until 2003 and was in approx 2007 the Party Spokesperson on Western Development.

After being elected as Chairman of Strabane District Council in 2002, he was re-elected to the Assembly in November 2003 but lost his seat in 2007.

In the Northern Ireland Assembly, McMenamin has served on numerous Committees: [1]

  • Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Investment;
  • Committee of the Centre
  • Committee on Culture, Arts and Leisure.
  • Committee of the Third World.


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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
New creation
MLA for Tyrone, West
1998 - 2007
Succeeded by
Claire McGill