Fintan Warfield

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Fintan Warfield
Fintan Warfield 2015.jpg
Assumed office
27 April 2016
ConstituencyCultural and Educational Panel
Personal details
Born (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 27)
Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland
Political partySinn Féin
Alma materGMIT

Fintan Warfield (born 16 March 1992) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician who has served as a Senator for the Cultural and Educational Panel since April 2016.[1]

He was the first senator in the country to be elected in the 2016 Seanad elections, topping the poll on the Cultural and Educational panel on 25 April 2016. He also won the most first preference votes of any candidate contesting the five vocational panel elections.[2]

Warfield is a former Mayor of South Dublin and an openly gay LGBT activist.[3] He donated 10% of his mayoral salary to a women's refuge, LGBT group BeLonG To and Citywise (known for providing youths with educational support in Jobstown).[4]

A former full-time musician, he plays guitar and sings. He is a cousin of Derek Warfield and Brian Warfield (musicians with The Wolfe Tones) and has previously performed with them.[5]

Since his election to the Seanad, he has tabled two legislative bills: The Electoral (Amendment) (Voting at 16) Bill 2016, which aimed to lower the voting age to sixteen in local and European elections and the Gender Recognition (Amendment) Bill 2017, which aimed to give gender identity rights to non-binary and transgender young people.[6][7]