Jack Chambers (politician)

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Jack Chambers

Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
ConstituencyDublin West
Personal details
Born (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 28)
Galway, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
EducationBelvedere College
Alma materTrinity College Dublin
Websitejackchambers.ie

Jack Chambers (born 21 November 1990) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin West constituency since the 2016 general election.[1] [2]

Chambers was born in Galway, but has lived in Dublin since early childhood. He resides in the Castleknock area of west Dublin.[3][4] His father, Frank Chambers, is a physician from Newport, County Mayo. He was a political ally of Brian Lenihan Jnr.[3][4] His mother, Barbara Farragher, is from Hollymount, County Mayo.[4] He is not related to Lisa Chambers, another Fianna Fáil TD first elected in 2016.[3] He was educated at Belvedere College and holds a degree in Law and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin. He has also studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

In 2014, Chambers reopened the constituency office closed after the death of Brian Lenihan in 2011.[5][6] He was elected to Fingal County Council in the 2014 local elections, topping the poll in the Castleknock local electoral area.[7] He was Deputy Mayor of Fingal from 2015 until vacating his council seat on election to the Dáil.[8]

In March 2018, Micheál Martin appointed Chambers as Spokesperson for Defence. On 3 May 2018 he, along with several other Fianna Fáil TDs called for a No vote in the Irish abortion referendum.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jack Chambers". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Jack Chambers". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Dillon, Fiona (March 2016). "'I will get my hair cut when I get a chance' - Fianna Fail TD Jack Chambers on social media abuse". Irish Independent. Retrieved 8 March 2016. One of the other new Fianna Fail TDs to be elected under the age of 30 is Lisa Chambers (29) from Castlebar, but they are not directly related, even though they would both have some family roots in the town of Newport.
  4. ^ a b c McGreal, Edwin (1 March 2016). "Mayos lose Dáil seat elsewhere". The Mayo News. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Jack Chambers has defeated David McGuinness in Dublin West selection". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Jack Chambers". Jack Chambers. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Jack Chambers". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Election 2016: Jack Chambers". RTÉ. 27 February 2016.
  9. ^ "More than half of Fianna Fáil parliamentary party backing 'no' vote in referendum - Independent.ie". Independent.ie. Retrieved 3 May 2018.

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Joan Burton from 2002
Leo Varadkar from 2007
Ruth Coppinger from 2014
Brian Lenihan Jnr to 2011
Patrick Nulty 2011–14
Joe Higgins to 2016
Teachta Dála for Dublin West
2016–present
With: Joan Burton
Leo Varadkar
Ruth Coppinger
Incumbent
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Simon Harris
Baby of the Dáil
2016–present
Incumbent