James Carroll (Louth politician)

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James Carroll
Senator
In office
November 2009 – April 2011
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1983-08-21) 21 August 1983 (age 33)
Drogheda, County Louth
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Alma mater University College Dublin

James Carroll (born 21 August 1983) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician and was a member of Seanad Éireann from November 2009 to April 2011.[1][2][3] He is a former education vice-president and president of the Students' Union in University College Dublin.[4]

Carroll was elected to Louth County Council for Drogheda East at the local elections in June 2009.[5] He succeeded Tony Kett on the Administrative Panel on 26 November 2009 after Kett's death.[6] This was done without a by-election, as he was the only nominated candidate.[7]

Carroll unsuccessfully contested the 2011 general election for the Louth constituency achieving only 8.2 per cent of the vote[8][9] and lost his seat in the 2011 Seanad election.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. James Carroll". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Decision presents Carroll a 'massive opportunity'". Irish Independent. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Carroll admits to internal tensions'". Irish Independent. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Former UCDSU President nominated to Seanad.". University Observer. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "James Carroll". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Cllr 'humbled' by nomination for Seanad NOT 'COUNTING HIS CHICKENS'". Irish Independent. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Members welcome Carroll to chamber". The Irish Times. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "FF TURF WAR BREAKS OUT IN MID-LOUTH". Irish Independent. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "No FF deputy elected for the first time ever". Irish Independent. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Seanad Election: 26 April 2011". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 March 2013.