Hugh Byrne (Fianna Fáil politician)

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For the Dublin Fine Gael politician, see Hugh Byrne (Fine Gael politician).
For other people named Hugh Byrne, see Hugh Byrne (disambiguation).

Hugh Byrne (born 3 September 1943) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1] He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Wexford constituency for a total of 18 years, and a Senator for three years.

Born in Gusserane, County Wexford, Byrne was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1981 general election for the Wexford constituency.[2] He lost his seat at the 1989 general election but was nominated by the Taoiseach to the 19th Seanad. He regained his Dáil seat at the subsequent 1992 election and retained it until again losing it at the 2002 general election to party colleague Tony Dempsey. From 1997 to 2002 Byrne was a Minister of State for Marine and Natural Resources.

He played Gaelic football for Wexford senior football team and was a member of the Kildare senior hurling team.


  1. ^ "Mr. Hugh Byrne". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hugh Byrne". Retrieved 30 January 2013.